The team lead, and founder, is Gordon Anderson, an expert in product development, and market entry. After his early career in the music business, Gordon helped establish the BBC’s software division, and early BBC Online. After establish a mobile accelerator in the 00s, he set up his own business consultancy, and has been helping new tech businesses establish within Europe, and grow, ever since.
Mark Brill is the strategic lead in the project, along with the user design and UX process. Mark has over 25 years’ experience in digital media, advertising and brand strategy. Mark has most recently focused on emerging technologies including IoT, wearables, VR, holographic projection and artificial intelligence. He is a Senior Lecturer in Future Media at BCU, also Lecturer at UCA and NTU.
Dr John Bigham is leading the development of the back-end software system. John worked in industry as a Statistician before joining the School of CSEE at QMUL with a focus on security, wireless networks and IoT. He is currently working with psychiatrists to support people with depression and in rehab in their home, with sensors deployed to help assess if the subject is undertaking simple activities of daily life.
Dr JP is leading the development of the software system that interacts with the subject and their family or carers, and performs the music filtering and recommendation. He has worked with Orange, and Qredo developing world leading applications. Dr JP was a PhD student at Queen Mary University London, and has developed apps for medical professionals that are sold on the Google Play Store.
Fabia Anderson wrote the original research at Liverpool Hope University, the background to Memory Tracks. A composer, performer, singing teacher, and Singing for the Brain coach. Fabia has used music in therapy work, and is coordinating the user testing with Dementia patients, carers, and families.
Paresh Shah is a qualified accountant and has over 40 years of experience in financial services and manufacturing. He was one of the founders of the Stargate Group which assisted in funding a number of early stage businesses. Paresh will advise Gordon on financial structuring funding and business finance management.
Dr Lucy Bigham, a General Adult Psychiatrist with the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, is working with Memory Tracks as an advisor.
Fran Hamilton, a Dementia Specialist Occupational Therapist working in Sussex, is working with Memory Tracks as an advisor.
Dr Stuart Cunningham, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Systems at The Manchester Metropolitan University.
Dr Harry Whalley, course leader Music Composition and Technology at The University for the Creative Arts.
Sarah Edwards, artist in residence at Pendine Park Care Group.
Research Supported by
Music and Licensing advice from Andy Hill and the team at Startle – thank you!