Leila is passionate about applying innovative approaches in bridging the worlds between health and technology. She has worked in the health sector for over 10 years and has a deep understanding of the importance of identifying opportunities of engagement and the evolving needs of patients.
During Covid-19 she has been exploring digital health solutions at Addenbrooke's Hospital on safely connecting patients to families.
Leila is the founder and organiser of Digital Health Cambridge, a meet-up group that brings together various stakeholders, clinicians, investors and startups in Cambridge to foster a multi - stakeholder partnership. She is currently an eHospital support link at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she trains and supports colleagues regarding best practice using Epic (electronic patient record system). A digital strategy which enables clinicians to use the latest in computer technology to help them to consistently provide high quality patient care.
Tom is a corporate lawyer and leads a number of emerging technology initiatives within Mishcon de Reya. He has a deep understanding of emerging technologies such as distributed ledger technologies and artificial intelligence/machine learning, their possible use-cases and their legal and regulatory treatment.
Tom has experience advising high-profile government clients on their emerging technology regulation and policy across a variety of sectors, including education, trade, finance and healthcare. Notably, he is currently leading a team providing sophisticated regulatory advice to a number of national governments relating to their technology-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team comprises lawyers, computer scientists, cyber security experts and academics, and advise on legal, regulatory, technical and strategic matters for its clients.
Tom regularly speaks on the topic of emerging technologies, law and regulation. For example, Tom has recently spoken at the EU Commission's Blockchain Observatory and Forum in Brussels, and has led workshops on UCL's Executive Education Programme.
Dr Christopher Marshall is a researcher at Newcastle University interested in novel methods of evidence synthesis, mental health, digital health, and machine learning.
Chris leads and coordinates the NIHR Innovation Observatory’s Soft Intelligence Squad (NIHRIO SIS). Currently, the team are using novel text mining and machine learning approaches to detect and analyse meaningful insights form the ‘public voice’ to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wider health issues. In particular, the NIHRIO SIS have been tracking and exploring UK-based tweets relating to COVID-19, the lockdown and mental health.
Chris is Co-Investigator on a project sponsored by the World Health Organization (2019-20), which involves a systematic review of intervention to prevent and control hospital-acquired infections. He is the lead researcher on a large funded by the NIHR (2019-21) to investigate oral nutritional interventions in malnourished, frail elderly people. Chris is also leading the update of a Cochrane Review exploring conditional cash transfers in low-income countries.
Prior to joining Newcastle University in 2019, Chris worked for a health economics consultancy based at the University of York. There, he managed and contributed to a range of public and private sector evidence synthesis projects, including systematic reviews, rapid reviews, and indirect treatment comparisons.
Chris is the creator of the Systematic Review Toolbox.
- Obstetrician / Gynaecologist, University College Cork
Professor Barry O’Reilly has been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Ireland since 2004 having undergone specialist training in the UK where he also completed a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) by research investigating causes of bladder overactivity. Following this he completed a subspecialty training fellowship in Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Reconstructive surgery in Melbourne, Australia where he was also appointed Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the University of Melbourne. On returning to Ireland and establishing the Urogynaecology Centre in Cork he brought together national experts in Urogynaecology and Female Urology on the island of Ireland in order to form the Continence Foundation of Ireland (CFI). As part of this he led and produced the “National Continence Strategy for Ireland - a Ten Year Plan”. He performed the first robotic hysterectomy in the British Isles in 2007 and has been actively involved in surgical robotics since. He has been on the educational, scientific and public relations committees of the International Urogynaecology Association. He is an executive board member and current treasurer of the European Urogynaecological Association. He is on the editorial board of the International Urogynaecology Journal and also reviews research manuscripts for many other medical journals. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters and book. His current leadership role as Director of ASSERT is responsible for addressing the training needs for all disciplines within the health care sector. He has positioned the ASSERT centre as a bridge between Clinicians, MedTech and research and successfully established a partnership with Vodafone in creating a 5G testbed facility for MedTech at the ASSERT centre exploring the future of 5G technology in the themes of Robotic surgery, POCUS and wearable technologies. Most recently he has been Principle Investigator on the CREW (COVID Remote Early Warning) system creating a platform incorporating peripheral sensors with wearable and smart technology.
Siddhi’s ambition is to build an inclusive community with a focus on social innovation through the intersection between emerging technologies and creative minds.
Siddhi specialises in strategic, operational and technology-enabled business transformation. She co-founded Beyond Identity, to implement digital tools through the application of IOT, AI and blockchain enabled solutions. She has deep insight into developing apps and platforms within the healthcare sector, and regularly speaks on healthcare innovations at both local and international conferences.
During Covid-19 she has been working with collaborators to create an intelligent platform to rapidly collate and analyse genetic data to facilitate scientific research into the correlation between Covid and BAME group.
She is a member of the healthcare SIG champion for Cambridge Wireless and a lead organiser for Tech London Advocates Blockchain Group to create a think tank and repository for knowledge sharing and education for the wider community.