I am a designer, developing new ways of thinking about and experiencing death, dying and loss in the 21st century.
I lead the end-of-life care projects at the Helix Centre, an innovation design lab inside the Institute of 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, with the mission to bring critical illness and end of planning to the mainstream.
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 mental health 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”.