The mHealth Team

Board of Directors

Dr Jennifer Whetham

is a non-executive director and clinical lead for mHealth Futures. She is Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine in Brighton and is the Project Lead and Co-ordinator for the EU-funded EmERGE project. Over the last three years she has led on the integration and re-design of the local Sexual Health and Contraception service. She qualified from Nottingham University in 1997 and has worked in Sexual Health and HIV since 2001. She has been involved with service re-design in HIV since 2008 co-leading on the development of a local email solution for patients living with stable HIV infection.

Mr Chris Fisher

is an experienced Project and Programme Manager and worked for Fujitsu Services. In 1999 Chris led an IT project to upgrade the IT platform of a major UK company, the revenue from the project was £12M over a ten month period. In 2000 Chris was employed as the Programme Manager responsible for delivering the Department of Health’s IT projects and was based at Skipton House in London. Following this Chris was the Programme Manager responsible for projects to bring the borough of Hillingdon’s Social Services to an acceptable level. Chris’s next large scale project was to lead on the upgrade of communications in both Cyprus and Germany for the MOD.

mHealth Futures Advisors


Dr Mary Darking

is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation at the University of Brighton. She is co-investigator on the Horizon 2020 funded project ‘Evaluating mHealth technology in HIV to improve Empowerment and healthcare utilisation: Research and innovation to Generate Evidence for personalised care’ (EmERGE), (€5,400,000). She co-led a Workpackage on Governance and Sustainability within an EU funded ‘Network of Excellence’ on Digital Business Ecosystems (2005 – 2008). She has a PhD from the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and has carried out numerous evaluations for the NHS on a range of health information technologies including electronic patient records, data dashboards and visualisation tools, and mHealth technologies in hospital and primary care settings. She sits on the management board of the University of Brighton, Centre for Digital Media Cultures and is an academic adviser to the Innovate UK funded Brighton Digital Catapult and the NHS Academic Health Science Network, Kent Surrey Sussex.