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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 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 OxfoMelissa Kapoorrd, 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


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Clare is the Head of Marketing, Events & Administration for SEHTA, with over 28 years of experience.  Having first worked for SEHTA from 2007 until 2010, Clare has been supporting SEHTA again from 2013 to the present day.  Her role within SEHTA is to manage all the events that we run with our partners and our own events, marketing and all administration support to the team, as well as maintaining our website and managing our databases.


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