Meet the team

We grew up with the NHS, and many of us have worked in the NHS and other healthcare systems too. Our team brings together doctors and clinical academics with world-leading experts in technology and security. All of us are passionately committed to the NHS and what it stands for, and we want to help it continue delivering world-class healthcare to patients.

Mustafa Suleyman

Co-Founder of DeepMind & Head of DeepMind Applied

Mustafa is co-founder of DeepMind and leads DeepMind Applied, which uses the company’s cutting-edge technologies to address critical real-world problems. He was previously DeepMind’s Chief Product Officer before the company was bought by Google in 2014, in its largest European acquisition to date. In February 2016 he launched DeepMind Health.

"Our team are confident that we can deliver improvements in patient care by drawing on our expertise in digital technologies and machine learning. By spending time in clinics and on hospital wards, we have identified areas where there is potential to have real impact"

Dr Dominic King

Clinical Lead, DeepMind Health

Dom is the clinical lead at DeepMind Health, making sure all our work is driven by input from doctors, nurses and patients, and backed by robust clinical evidence. He is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London, where he previously worked as an academic general surgeon and led research programmes in digital health and patient safety.

"It is really refreshing to be building collaborative healthcare technologies with the clinicians and patients that will use them. Every design and engineering decision we make is determined by the views of frontline nurses, doctors and patients."

Cathy Harris

Product Lead, DeepMind Health

As a medical technologist with 20 years’ experience, Cathy shapes our product roadmap with a laser focus on clinical applications that make a practical difference to patient care. Cathy led clinical products at System C, one of the largest providers of digital systems in the UK, as the company built a suite to manage patient records and e-prescriptions. She also served on the executive management team at GE Healthcare, where she led the digitisation of clinical laboratories across the world and took major new products through rigorous FDA and HIPAA compliance approvals. In a career that has taken her across the globe, from the UK and the US to India and Australia, Cathy has also led teams at Cerner and Triple G, building products that touch every part of the healthcare process.

Andrew Eland

Engineering Lead, DeepMind Health

Andrew leads our team of software engineers bringing cutting-edge technology to our NHS partners. He’s one of the world’s most experienced mobile engineers, having led the teams behind Google Maps for Android and iPhone, one of the most downloaded apps of all time.

"I think my favourite part of the job is hearing feedback from clinicians about how much they like using the Streams application we're building."

Ben Laurie

Head of Security and Transparency

Ben is a world-renowned cryptography expert who leads the development of the security and audit infrastructure underpinning DeepMind’s work in health. His current project involves building a real-time and fully proven mechanism so our partner hospitals can check how we're processing data. That will allow our partners to continuously verify that our systems are working as they should, and that data is only being used as it should be.

Ben’s a founder of both OpenSSL, the world’s most popular cryptographic software for securing the Internet, and of the Apache Software Foundation, home of much of the open source software that powers the Internet. Ben was previously a principal engineer in Google's security team, most recently running a project called Certificate Transparency transforming how certification authorities, which underpin the security of the World Wide Web, are monitored and audited. Ben’s also a director of the Open Rights Group.

Apl. Prof. Olaf Ronneberger

Senior Research Scientist, DeepMind Health

Olaf joined DeepMind in January 2016 from the University of Freiburg in Germany, where he still holds an adjunct (“außerplanmäßig”) professorship for Computer Science. He’s one of the pioneers of bringing modern deep learning approaches to biomedical image analysis, with over 15 years' work in the field including a series of major papers in the world's leading computer vision and biomedical journals. A neural network architecture he designed to automatically segment biomedical images, called "u-net", won several international biomedical competitions.

Olaf works to deploy these powerful techniques through DeepMind Health’s research partnerships - the results of which, we hope, will ultimately be used to help clinicians in fields including visual loss and radiotherapy treatment.

Simon Bouton

Operations Lead, DeepMind Health

As a 25-year veteran of IT rollouts, Simon takes our products through from the initial idea to successful integration, deployment and ongoing support – critical for an environment as important and complex as the NHS.

"Both of my parents worked for, and suffered illnesses requiring treatment from, the NHS. This has created a personal connection for me that drives my passion for the work we do here. My father was actually a kidney patient, so the AKI aspect is something particularly close to my heart.”

Tony Corkett

Partnerships and Deployment Manager, DeepMind Health

As one of the UK’s most experienced health IT experts, Tony works with our partner Trusts to put DeepMind’s technologies into practice. Having initially trained as a clinical radiographer, Tony was one of the pioneers behind the NHS-wide program to digitise X-rays in the early 2000s. 

"I have spent the last 15 years working to deliver the benefits that modern systems can provide to healthcare. Whilst this has achieved some small success, the possibilities that we are working on at DeepMind are clearly world-changing and it is exciting to be helping to realise this amazing potential."

Razia Ahamed

Partnerships, DeepMind Health

Razia works with our NHS Trust partners to build deep relationships that advance patient care and research. She has a decade-long track record of working with British institutions to bring their data and insights to the public.

"Truly improving patient care by identifying and collaborating with key stakeholders in healthcare organisations is my favourite aspect of the work"

Trevor Back

Research Lead, DeepMind Health

Trevor works closely with our NHS partners on research projects, exploring how technology could help clinicians provide more effective and faster care to patients. This work includes a partnership with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust, where Trevor's collaborating with NHS clinical researchers to use machine learning to help analyse eye scans, with the goal of getting faster treatment to people with early symptoms of some of the major causes of sight loss. He joined DeepMind having completed a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

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