What drives me?
I am an experienced healthcare technology innovator and purpose-driven entrepreneur, committed to ensuring innovations reach their full potential to improve human health and improve societal outcomes.
In 2016, I founded Immersive Rehab, a digital therapeutics startup focused on creating engaging and personalised neurorehabilitation programmes using virtual reality with the aim to improve patient outcomes and to enhance patient assessments by healthcare professionals. I have also led a number of strategic research and technology transfer projects at Imperial College London and University College London, I have been in charge of global innovation and policy projects at several international nonprofits, NGOs and intergovernmental organisations like UNESCO and the Global Disability Innovation Hub, and have worked in academia as a scientist and teaching fellow. I am currently advising purpose-driven organisations of all sizes - with a particular focus on healthcare technology - on their business, innovation and product strategy.
With a background in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (MSc) and as a Biomedical Engineering Scientist (PhD), I am passionate about healthcare technologies, digital health, immersive technologies and its applications in healthcare, using tech for good, social entrepreneurship and innovation, and promoting diversity in science & tech.
My work experience
Business, innovation & product strategy consultant
Focus areas: Healthcare technology innovation, Innovation strategy, Business development, Strategic partnerships, Discovery & Ideation, R&D strategy & implementation processes, Product design & strategy, Academic-corporate partnerships, Service design, Innovation funding advice, Grant funding & writing advice
Who have I worked with? Startups; small businesses; product design studios like Ctrl Group; social enterprises, nonprofits & NGOs like the Global Disability Innovation Hub; governments; academia; intergovernmental organisations; corporate clients
Business verticals: Tech For Good, Healthcare, Digital Health, MedTech, Assistive Technologies, BioTech, FemTech, Mental Health, Immersive Technologies in healthcare (VR/AR/XR), Remote Care/Telehealth, International Development
Healthcare technology entrepreneur & startup founder
Focus areas: Digital health R&D, Digital therapeutics, Software as a Medical Device product development, Clinical trial design & execution, Use of immersive technologies in healthcare settings, Medical device design processes, Use of wearables in healthcare
Where? Immersive Rehab
Technology transfer, strategic partnerships & translational research
Focus areas: Translational Research strategy, Innovation funding, Research grant funding, Academic-corporate partnerships, Technology transfer strategy
Where? University College London; Imperial College London; European Patent Office
Science & innovation policy and international research funding
Focus Areas: International collaborative research partnerships, Grant funding proposal & research management, Engineering & natural sciences, International development, Global Health
Where? UNESCO; European Science Foundation
Academic researcher & university teaching fellow
Focus areas: Biomaterials, Medical Implants, Biomedical engineering, Medical device design, Biomechanics, Bionanotechnology, Materials sciences
Where? Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Chalmers University of Technology
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Doctor in Engineering Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials Science (PhD)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Chalmers University of Technology
Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (MSc)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences & Engineering (BSc)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel