Meet Our Team

We are a network of engineers, designers and biomedical specialists who have come together to devise a fast-build emergency ventilator to help Covid-19 patients. Communications for this project are managed by Creative Warehouse, Cambridge. Everyone is working for free.

Adam Parrott

Adam Parrott

Adam is currently working as a Robotics engineer developing software for autonomous vehicles. Prior to that Adam worked at PA Consulting, a Cambridge based product development consultancy. At PA he developed embedded software, designed both analogue and digital electronic systems and designed sensors from first principles using physics simulation for consumer electronic devices.

David Harris

David Harris

David is the Chief Technology Officer of Cambridge Healthcare Innovations. He is a physicist who has been working in the field of respiratory drug delivery since 1993, and specialises in aerosol science and fluid dynamics, and the application to inhaler design. David first worked in the pharmaceutical industry but has spent most of the past 20 years working for a number of Cambridge-based design consultancies, focused on medical device development, during which time he has worked on several successful inhaler development programmes. He is also a member of the DDL (Drug Delivery to the Lungs) organising committee, which is one of the largest conferences in the world in this sector. David has over 60 patents and regularly presents around the world.

Michel von Czettritz

Michel von Czettritz

Michel is a software engineer and Linux Kernel developer with multiple years of experience in developing software for Safety Critical Devices. Previous work includes guiding clients and developing devices/SW regulated under IEC 62304 as well as ISO 26262.

Warren Isaacs

Warren Isaacs

Warren is a mechanical engineer with three decades’ experience working primarily on medical devices and assembly/test fixtures in and around Cambridge.

David Sykes

David Sykes

David is Principal Consultant at Aeros Consultancy. He is an aerosol scientist with a microbiological background. His recent work is in particle measurement, generation and calibration of instruments within an environmental consultancy, where he also delivered the company’s bioaerosol solutions. He has been a project manager, a team leader in R&D and forensics. He also worked in academia and for two major vacuum cleaner manufacturers in both microbiology and cyclone design/filter technology.

Neil Bryan

Neil Bryan

Neil is an Embedded Software consultant with more than 20 years’ development experience in this field, working on a variety of platforms from bare metal, Linux kernel drivers to control applications. Sectors covered include mobile communications, medical, automotive, industrial control, consumer electronics and semiconducting manufacturing equipment.
Alex Quayle

Alex Quayle

Alex is an experienced engineering leader with a track record of getting new technology to work in challenging environments. He is a graduate of Engineering Science (Oxford) and holds a PhD in Acoustics and Aeronautical Design from the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Senior Technologist in BP’s Engineering Centre. With a strong academic background alongside experience in startup, corporate, investor and consultancy roles, Alex is able to integrate and deliver complex concepts with a range of stakeholder requirements. Alex is also a Director and gatekeeper for Apollo Informal Investments, supporting investment in early stage companies.

Jack Binney

Jack Binney

Jack is a software engineer based in the UK. He has experience working with startups producing web-based platforms/software solutions. Tech-related stack for other software people: PHP (Laravel), C#, JS (TS), Angular/React, small amounts of Python, Azure/AWS, Jenkins

Robin Cocker

Robin Cocker

Robin is a design engineer, developing drug delivery devices, mainly inhalers.

James Elliott

James Elliott

James is Professor of Macromolecular Materials Science and Deputy Head of Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy in the University of Cambridge. He leads an internationally-recognised research group on polymeric membranes, carbon nanotube fibres and composite materials. He is currently researching carbon nanotube membrane for viral filtration and zeolites for oxygen enrichment.

Richard Fields

Richard Fields

Richard is currently creating a startup studio called Tekton with Labman Automation. He has recently founded two startup companies, one of which was incubated by Y Combinator. Previous work has involved lithium-ion battery design and fabrication in the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at the University of Manchester, and satellite integration engineering at Satellogic. Richard holds an Aerospace Engineering MEng and a PhD in electrochemical energy storage devices, both from the University of Surrey.

Christina Georgiou

Christina Georgiou

Christina is a senior product manager at SLAMcore, bringing expertise in leading customer-facing software development and delivery. Previously she worked as a Principal Consultant at PA Consulting’s software group, leading software and algorithm development specialising in computer vision and robotics applications. As part of her role she was the technical lead for digital agriculture and robotics, and advised customers including the United Nations on these topics. Christina holds an Information & Computer Engineering MEng from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in SLAM from the University of Sheffield.

Sam Mason

Sam Mason

Sam is an accountant (PwC, The Body Shop), advising GlobalVent on corporate structure, accounting, tax, business and legal matters.

Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Andrew is a Research Engineer at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, University of Oxford, with a background in mechanical engineering in the aerospace and power generation industries. He holds a PhD and MEng degree in engineering from Durham University.

Cristian Popa

Cristian Popa

Cristian works as Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for Coalesce Product Development in Cambridge designing and developing next generation DPI’s. He brings previous experience in designing Medical Diagnostic Machines, Drug Delivery Devices as well as Automotive and high-volume consumer products.

Simon Warner

Simon Warner

Simon Warner is a strategy consultant with expertise in health and social care. With a background at Deloitte, he has more recently worked with the NHS and the private sector to improve the efficiency of medical facilities and equipment provision. Simon specialises in enabling rapid innovation and change within the public sector.

Creative Warehouse, Cambridge

Creative Warehouse, Cambridge

Media and Communications for the GlobalVent project are run by Creative Warehouse, Cambridge. For media inquiries, please get in touch here.

Simon Hall

Simon Hall

Simon is a communications specialist, running his own media and public relations agency, Creative Warehouse, in Cambridge. He also teaches communications at the University of Cambridge and to government departments, and was a BBC news correspondent for 20 years.

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward

Lucy has almost three decades’ experience as a journalist and communications specialist. Formerly a correspondent covering politics, education and social affairs for The Guardian and Independent, she was more recently a communications manager at the University of Cambridge. She is currently writing a book about smallpox inoculation in eighteenth century Europe.

Matthew James

Matthew James

Matt is a physicist who specialises in device prototyping and product development. He also makes websites and created the GlobalVent site.

Mark Mniszko

Mark Mniszko

Mark graduated from Camberwell College of Arts and has been a professional graphic and exhibition designer for the past 35 years. He has been a successful independent designer since 2006. Previous posts include Head of Design and Publications at the University of Cambridge and Museum Design Officer at Stevenage Borough Council.

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