The LIFE Team
Professor Mike English (Founder)
Mike is the founder of the LIFE project. He works as a paediatrician and Oxford University Professor in Nairobi, Kenya. Working with Kenyan colleagues, Mike developed the ETAT+ face-to-face training course for healthcare workers in Africa. He came up with the idea for the LIFE project when he saw how the healthcare workers they were training on the ETAT+ course increasingly carried smartphones.
Dr Chris Paton (Co-founder and Director)
Chris is the Director of the LIFE social enterprise. He has a background in clinical medicine and an MBA from the University of Auckland. He is the Group Head for Global Health Informatics at the University of Oxford and has led the development of a wide range of digital health projects in both high and low-income countries over the last 15 years.
Dr Hilary Edgcombe (Co-founder and Clinical Lead)
Hilary is an Consultant Anaesthetist in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is an experienced trainer both in the UK and in sub-Saharan Africa. She guides the development of the clinical content of the LIFE project scenarios.
Naomi Muinga (Kenya Development Team Lead)
Naomi leads the development team in Kenya. She has a background in computer science with a Masters degree in Health Informatics.
Conrad Wanyama (Content Development Consultant)
Conrad is a paediatric specialist nurse and experienced trainer in Kenya with experience working with the Kenya Red Cross and ETAT+. Conrad is developing a range of clinical content for the LIFE platform to help clinicians manage emergencies in children.
Jakob Rossner (Oxford Mobile and VR Developer)
Jakob is the LIFE project’s developer based in Oxford. Jakob uses his skills in 3D modelling and mobile development to bring the educational content to life in an interactive 3D environment.
Associate Professor Niall Winters (Educational Research Lead)
Niall is an Associate Professor at Oxford University’s Department of Education and his research investigates how new technology such as smartphones and virtual reality (VR) can be used to train workers in the remotest of settings.
Dr Shobhana Nagraj (Educational Research Consultant)
Shobi is a paediatric surgeon and general practitioner currently undertaking a DPhil at the University of Oxford. She is working with Niall to conduct educational research on the LIFE project in Kenya.
Dr Sarah Deakin (Oxford University Innovation)
Sarah is a Technology Transfer Manager at Oxford University Innovation and supports the LIFE team as it develops from a University research project to a sustainable social enterprise.