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Dr. David Parry, CEO


David was appointed Chief Executive of SEHTA on February 1st 2006. Immediately prior to this he ran his own life sciences consultancy company and developed a business incubator for 3 years where he actively helped 20 small technology-based businesses to grow.

David’s’ earlier background was in research and development. David has a track record in attracting funding from commercial, government and EU sources. His research work is widely published and he has written 2 books. David is a graduate of Imperial College and obtained his PhD from Imperial College at Wye.

David sits on the Industry Steering Group of the University of Oxford Doctoral Training Programme,  on the Board of the NIHR HTC ‘Enteric’ based at Queen Marys and Barts London, on the  KSS AHSN Improvement and Living Well for Longer Boards and on the National KTN Industry Advisory group representing MedilinkUK.

Dr Melissa Kapoor, COO


melissa-maczka-photoMelissa has expert knowledge in the science behind healthcare technologies and Big Data applications, having completed a DPhil in Medical Imaging Statistics from University of Oxford and a Postdoctural Fellowship in Data Science at The Advanced Skills Initiative. Her Science Innovation Plus scholarship at Said Business School, University of Oxford, was an excellent springboard into business applications.

She now provides the research, analysis and reporting capabilities for a number of SEHTA’s private clients, including a major multinational engineering and electronics corporation wishing to enter the UK telehealth market, a disease charity launching its SmartCare technology, SMEs wishing to understand the health economics of adoption of their technologies, and care providers wishing to trial novel technologies. Drawing on her comprehensive understanding of the structure and operations of the UK’s health and social care services, she has a track-record for writing winning InnovateUK bids and has project managed and led the research and analysis of SEHTA’s EU-funded projects, including Silver Economy Accelerating Strategies (SEAS) 2 Grow, Business Opportunities for Healthy Ageing (Biz4Age) and Mapping Assisted Living Capabilities Over La Manche.

Dr Richard Curry , e-health Development Director


Richard is the e-health Development Director for SEHTA and is the Founder of the SEHTA initiative in Telecare (ICE-T). He is also an independent consultant specialising in telemedicine and telecare and has authored several reports on aspects of telemedicine and teleRichard-Curry-150x150care for Government. He has worked with a number of NHS Trusts, District Councils and Charities helping them to implement telemedicine and telecare programmes. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at University of Portsmouth where he is actively engaged in research into assisted living.

Until recently he was Senior Scientific Advisor to the Department of Health’s research initiative on the role of technology in supporting chronic disease management, self care and healthy living and an advisor to the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) on their Assisted Living Innovation platform.

He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Durham and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Clare Ansett, Head of Marketing, Events & Admin


Clare Ansett PhotoClare is an experienced administrator, marketer and event organiser with 28 years’ experience under her belt.   Clare first worked with SEHTA from 2007 until 2010 and has been supporting SEHTA again from 2013 to the present day.  Her role within SEHTA is to provide marketing and administration support to the team and to maintain the website, databases, support the various projects and to organise the many events that SEHTA organises on behalf of its members.

Kathy Vuillaume, International Project Manager



Kathy is the Founder of EPM. She is a chartered chemical engineer and started her career managing international R&D projects in the biotech industry in France. She did a post-diploma ‘Sup de Co’ and graduated from Grenoble Business School. She moved to England in 1998 to do her MBA at the University of Brighton.

She worked with British local Authorities, business support agencies and more recently the South East England regional development agency (SEEDA) heading up a portfolio of European programmes on innovation, climate change & sustainable development across regions & countries; these partnerships contributing to the future of regional policies across Europe. Then in 2010, she moved to Brussels as Network Director for EurActiv, the leading EU policy online media working with Teams of journalists and managing contracts for DG Regio, DG Enterprise & DG Enlargement. Kathy is fluent in French, English and she speaks also some German & Spanish.


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