Chief Executive Officer
Mike Denis comes with over 30 years’ experience in leading NHS digital and informatics programmes. In his previous roles, Mike served as Director of Information Strategy at Oxford Academic Health Sciences Centre and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Mike initiated and led the UK-CRIS programme for the National Institute for Health Research. He is also a digital advisor for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.
Chief Operations Officer
David Newton brings deep Information Governance expertise and valuable experience in working with NHS Mental Health Trusts. He built the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) Programme and delivered the CRIS system to 12 Mental Health NHS trusts across the UK. David has also held a number of Data Protection and Information Governance leadership roles and spent over ten years working in clinical, academic and senior management roles within the NHS.
Professor Sir Simon Lovestone
Founding Director / Medical Advisor
Previously senior academic leadership roles at Maudsley, King’s Health Partners and University of Oxford. 9 Years Academic Lead UK-CRIS MD, PhD Psychiatrist and Neurologist. Currently Lead for Neurodegeneration at Johnson and Johnson
Head of Data Engineering
Andrew designs and oversees the infrastructure of the Akrivia Health data platform. He is an expert in Data Architecture and Engineering.
He joined the company in February 2020. In the past, he worked with big data platforms for Business Intelligence and Data Science, most recently in Gaming & FinTech.
When he is not a data engineer, he likes playing rugby, hockey and fencing.
Sailing around the world is one of Andrew’s life goals.
“You will never understand how AI works unless you understand how the human brain works.”
Bayar loves being a part of Akrivia’s mission. By using the unique dataset of Akrivia Health, his goal is to develop research in order to advance mental health care studies and discoveries.
With a PhD in Computational Neuroscience, Bayar is very keen in understanding how the brain works, but more than that, his desire to improve mental healthcare is what motivated him to join Akrivia Health.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and AI from Essex University and a DPhil in Computational Neuroscience from University of Oxford.
Head of Research
“Top-of-mind satisfaction when it comes to Akrivia: Working with a bunch of really smart and nice people to do great things together.”
Ben has always been interested in mental health and the intersection of the social and economic factors that impact it. Ben’s academic background is in Experimental Psychology, completing his BA and MSc at the University of Oxford, where he went on to specialise in the social psychology of intergroup relations for his PhD and post-doctoral research.
His research interests are social determination of health, health inequalities, poverty, welfare & benefits.
“Pay attention to your intuition. You already have all the answers you need within yourself.”
Cristina joined Akrivia as a Marketing Intern in October 2020. She has been working in brand management and social media for 3 years.
She believes that she has been blessed with a great intuitive mind, which helped her in making the right life changing decisions. Cristina joined Akrivia, in order to work in one of her areas of interest: mental health.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s in Communication Sciences.
Technical Project Manager
“Satisfaction comes when we do what we enjoy and knowing others get to benefit from what we have done.”
David’s interest around Machine Learning and AI guided him to a Technical Project Manager role at Akrivia. Being able to work in AI and Security, front-end, and data pipeline, especially in the area of mental health research is rewarding, he says. He loves being hands on and making things happen.
His previous work has been varied covering private sector, government and in recent years gravitated around Project Management within NHS. He holds a General Education in Business Finance and Prince 2.
He enjoys listening to podcasts around programming and innovation, playing sport, particularly Tennis.
AI & Applied Research
“In order to appreciate your growth, you should look back to what you have achieved so far.”
Gloria designs the model schema used to train the dataset and helps in data visualization. She holds a MSc in Health Data Science and prior to Akrivia, she worked as a Biomedical scientist at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Gloria loves the whole start-up vibe. Being part of a growing team, with the possibility to explore different areas; she finds it exciting because of the many projects going on. She loves being able to shape her role in what she wants to become.