I am a designer, developing new ways of thinking about and experiencing death and dying in the 21st century.
I lead the end-of-life care projects at the Helix Centre, an innovation design lab inside the Institute for Global Health Innovation led by Lord Ara Darzi at St Mary’s Hospital in London. I co-founded the Helix Centre’s first spin-out venture, Digital Care Planning, which develops tools that help individuals and families take an active role in end-of-life planning and managing the care they receive.
I am also dedicated to improving mental health. As director of the tech-for-good company Humane Engineering, I co-lead the development of Cove, a flagship music therapy app available on the NHS described as “one of the best mental health apps” by the Guardian newspaper.
In 2018, I was named a New Radical by innovation foundation Nesta for “pioneering a human-centric approach to the experience of dying, bereavement and grief”.