Meet the Team

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals and technical leaders

Dr Simon Bourne

Dr Simon Bourne

CEO and Co-Founder

Dr Simon qualified as a doctor from University College London in 1995 and specialised in respiratory medicine. He took up the role as lead COPD consultant, and senior lecturer at University Hospital Southampton in 2007, where he took most of his practice from the hospital, into the community within the first 3 months.

Realising innovation was key to reaching his patients, and delivering quality care at scale, Simon set up new community pathways within Southampton City and later formed a digital health company, my mhealth Limited in 2012. Simon joined the first cohort of NHS Nation Innovation Fellows in 2015 and successfully achieved national procurement of myCOPD in 2015.

Simon is passionate about helping every patient get access to expert advice and interventions at a time and place that suits them. Simon successfully built on the success of myCOPD to build a co-morbidity platform for patients, and clinicians to manage Asthma, COPD, COVID-19, Diabetes and Heart Disease.

His next ambition is to build a next-generation AI engine into the products to enable the delivery of precision medicine at population scale.

Dr Tom Wilkinson

Professor Tom Wilkinson

Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder
Professor & Honorary NHS Consultant Respiratory Medicine Southampton University Faculty of Medicine

Professor Tom Wilkinson is CSO of my mhealth, Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Southampton, and Honorary Consultant at University Hospitals Southampton. He trained at the University of Cambridge and Barts and the London School of Medicine and completed his PhD at UCL studying disease mechanisms driving Infective Exacerbations of COPD. He has 20 years’ experience in health care innovation and health services research and in 2012 co-founded my mhealth with Simon Bourne. He is now a Director and Chief Scientific Officer for the company and leads the digital health research programme.

Tom’s research seeks to improve outcomes for patients with long-term conditions. He currently leads several large-scale programmes of digital health implementation and appraisal across the NHS. He and his team are developing data-driven models of disease to help patients and clinicians better understand the outcome and to optimise treatment. Working with thought leaders in AI and data science the my mhealth research team is now developing the next generation of digital therapeutics.

Tom has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and reviews. His work has been recognised by National and International Awards including the European award for Innovation in Respiratory Medicine.

Dr Adam Kirk

Dr Adam Kirk

Clinical and Information Governance Director

Adam's background as an NHS consultant working in an academic unit responsible for tertiary services and renal transplantation has prepared him well for this role. Adam is responsible for the clinical safety of the applications and with Dave Hale and Thomas van Lindholm leads on information governance and security for my mhealth. Adam is also leading on the further development of the diabetes and heart disease programs for my mhealth. This year, Adam launches the my mhealth type 2 diabetes fitness and nutrition program, DMFit.

Thomas van Lindholm

Thomas van Lindholm

Chief Technology Officer

Thomas is a CTO with first-class analytical, design and problem-solving skills and a natural aptitude for technical subjects and abstract concepts with over 20 years in the software industry. His previous roles leading technical teams both as a Lead Developer and Lead Architect working with companies such as J.P Morgan Chase & Co, Qualcomm, MLB, Universal, Orange, Vodaphone, Three, Sprint, Sky, IBM, BEA, HP and Accenture brings a wealth of knowledge to my mhealth. Thomas has an outstanding track record for delivering technical products on time and to specification and has got a wealth of experience of providing innovative technical solutions in enterprise integration, architecture and managed service solutions. He oversees all aspects of developing and delivering Technology's capabilities and is responsible for defining my mhealth's technology strategy and vision. Thomas currently heads up the development team and has transformed our server and service infrastructure, created our APIs and built our Analytics Suite.

Alison Blythin

Alison Blythin

Specialist Nurse in Digital Health, Clinical Research and Nephrology

Since qualifying as a Registered General Nurse from Kings College London, Guys & St Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust over 20 years ago, Alison has specialised in renal nursing specifically transplantation and haemodialysis, clinical research and digital health. She has achieved awards to practice nursing research from Health Education England and National Institute of Health & Research. Her areas of expertise include working in the hospital and healthcare industry, digital health and patient self-management, clinical research, patient safety, management and leadership.

David Hale

David Hale

Compliance Officer

David is a compliance professional with over 17 years of experience working within highly regulated sectors. David gained the majority of his experience working within financial services and to the strict regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority, achieving chartered status and qualifications for leadership and management. He has worked in senior compliance and leadership roles for the last 7 years and since coming on board, has achieved MHRA accreditation for our suite of applications and implemented a quality management system to ensure compliance to regulations, risk mitigation and the safety of our system users. David currently takes responsibility for information governance, regulatory compliance and quality management.

Jane Stokes

Jane Stokes PgDip MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP

Senior Clinical Engagement Specialist

Jane Stokes is the Senior Clinical Engagement Specialist for my mhealth and project manager for the North of England. A Senior Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, the UK's first Advanced Critical Care Practitioner Physiotherapist, National women’s’ rugby union veteran, mum of two and military wife, Jane’s drive and enthusiasm coupled with her breadth of experience and knowledge have enabled her to become a key influencer in the digitisation of current health care delivery systems.

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