The mHealth Team

Board of Directors

Dr Adrian Brown

is Executive Chair of mHealth Futures and Project Lead. Having qualified with a medical degree from University of Newcastle, Adrian pursued postgraduate work in obstetrics and gynaecology (he is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology), before training in Public Health. During 5 years as a NHS consultant in Public Health in London, he became keenly interested in the commercial application of digital technology to solving health problems and was a lead founder of mHealth futures in April 2014. Adrian left the NHS in 2016 to devote his energies to a business career, achieving the Executive Global MBA at the prestigious INSEAD Business School near Paris in 2016, also spending time in Singapore, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco. Adrian has also been highly active in the health charity sector and is co-founder and Chair of Maternity Worldwide,, which seeks to reduce the burden of maternal deaths in Africa. He is also principal founder of the Martin Fisher Foundation which seeks to accelerate TOWARDS ZERO HIV stigma, ZERO new HIV infections and ZERO deaths from HIV in Brighton & Hove by 2025.

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 Board of Advisors

Chair: Dr John Lyon.

Professor John Lyon

Prospective Board Member

holds a PhD in Business and Management (Warwick), a MsC in Clinical Biochemistry (Surrey) and a BSc in Biochemistry (Stirling). He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Fellow of the Institute for Clinical Research. He holds a full tenured Chair at Warwick University, where he is Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship, along with being Course Director for the MBA (Entrepreneurship specialism). John has had a long and successful industrial career bringing his chartered accountant and medical science expertise to bear in pharmaceutical development, venture capital management, financial consultancy and rapid growth early stage companies. He holds a number of board positions, including chairmanships. mHealth Futures is fortunate to have the services of John Lyon as Chair of its Board of Advisors and John is likely to join the Company’s Board in the near future.

Matt Kay

is Creative Director and founder of Matt Kay Associates and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He specialises in using highly effective, inclusive design processes for the healthcare sector (Imperial College Clinical Trials Unit, Gilead, Veeva, Bial, Eisai, Allergan MI); achieving market, branding and conference reach potential. Using a research based approach – where both consortium discussion and end-user experience integrate to arrive at a considered solution – Matt leads a small highly experienced team across live projects, collaborations and tenders. This lateral OEview allows for the development of market insights across sectors, bringing successful targeted marketing and user experience to the project.

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.

Lalit Suryawanshi

is an Enterprise Architect with significant experience in working on Digital transformation and large information technology projects. Lalit has experience of working on large legacy systems, ERP, CRM, mobile, big data, data security and IoT based systems in the retail, logistics, airlines and consultancy sectors. Lalit has a proven track record of architecting and designing IT systems that deliver transformational change and exceptional results. He worked on IT systems of companies like Asda, Walmart, Hermes, Howdens Joinery, QVC and Air Canada. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer engineering from V.J.T.I. Mumbai University and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD. Lalit actively advises startups for technology and supply chain related issues.