Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of doctors, creative minds, business owners and tech professionals. We all come together to learn, teach, network, and get inspired so that we can help change the landscape of neuroscience worldwide for the better.

Jason earned his medical degree from Queen’s University, Belfast in Northern Ireland. He is the youngest ever visiting scholar to be invited to study neuroscience and neuromodulation under Professor Ramachandran at UCSD.

Dr Jason McKeown

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is a trained neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, as well as a Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians. The topic of his doctoral thesis was vestibular stimulation and central pain and his advisor was Professor V.S. Ramachandran at UC San Diego’s Center for Brain and Cognition. He has published around twenty scientific papers on different aspects of brain function including body image, pathological pain and the role of the vestibular system in homeostasis. Together with Dr Jason McKeown he co-founded Neurovalens in 2015.

Dr Paul D McGeoch

Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor

Niall is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of leadership and senior roles. Most recently Niall was Founder and CEO of a financial services start-up which he successfully exited in 2017. Niall also previously held senior roles with Barclays and PwC.

Niall Quinn

Chief Financial & Operations Officer

Neil is a certified Marketeer with over 15 years' commercial experience in London & Milan. Most recently Neil led the Strategic Commercial policy approach for the Glen Dimplex Group. Prior to that he led sales, marketing & commercial excellence divisions for the Whirlpool Corporation.

Neil Austin

Chief Commerical Officer

Iain gained his experience working in the automotive, telecommunications and medical device industries for over 10 years. Specializing in embedded technologies Iain has designed and implemented safety systems for leading automotive OEMs including Mercedes Benz and Chrysler while working with Schrader Electronics. Iain has also held roles with Ericsson and Asidua.

Iain Hendrick

Head of Engineering

Chris has been developing software for around 15 years and holds a Masters in Computer Science from Queens University Belfast where he won the HP Autonomy Prize and Dell High-Performance Computing Award. Before joining Neurovalens he worked with several start-ups, most recently as CTO of AuditComply.

Chris McCabe

Head of Software

Olivia is qualified in Business Management and Marketing and has worked in a variety of brand management and marketing roles in the UK for the past 8 years. She started her career in London at Hasbro UK working on brands such as My Little Pony, Marvel & Star Wars. Since then she has continued her successful marketing career working on a range of brands and businesses at Mind Candy and Ardmore Advertising.

Olivia Burns

Head of Brand & PR

Veronika graduated with distinction from Cass Business School with MSc in Management and, having worked for Google, LinkedIn, and most recently as the Commercial Manager of Deliveroo, her experience in commercial and marketing strategy is extensive.

Veronika Martinakova

Head of Strategy & Analytics

Tara graduated from University of Ulster, Coleraine in 2008 with an honours degree in Biology. Tara worked for 6 years in a medical device manufacturing capacity. For the past 5 years, her career has focused on Quality Management Systems and Regulatory Affairs, specializing in supporting clinical trials and performance of medical devices.

Tara Brownlow

Quality and Regulatory Manager

Grainne is a Chartered Accountant having trained in PwC Dublin and subsequently worked in the PwC New York assurance practice. Since then, Grainne has gained experience in roles with Graham Group and amaysim Australia in the areas of financial and commercial reporting, and has particularly enjoyed working on numerous process improvement projects.

Grainne McQuillan

Company Accountant  

Having previously worked in the Education sector, Patricia joined Neurovalens as Office Administration Manager in 2017. Aside from managing the day to day operations of the company, Patricia also arranges all things travel and event related. Her hobbies include travelling, fitness and all things food related.

Patricia McKeown

Office Manager

Chris is a qualified Mechanical Design Engineer having earned his experience of over 12 years within the automotive industry. Responsible for the design, testing and validation of safety equipment Chris has worked with OEMs including Pirelli, Mercedes and Chrysler.

Chris Arnold

Mechanical Engineer

With a BA Hons in Consumer Studies, Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in customer-facing and admin management roles including Hotel Front Office Manager, Business Centre Manager, Office Manager and prior to Neurovalens was self-employed as a Virtual Assistant. Caroline ensures the customer is at the core of all the Company’s activities.

Caroline Goodall

Customer Care Manager

Having graduated from UUJ with a Bsc in Physiotherapy over 10 years ago Steven changed career paths in 2012 by enroling on the DELNI Software Testers Academy. The ISTQB Certified Tester began in software with a windows desktop and web applications before moving into native mobile app testing where he gained a mix of manual and automation experience.

Steven George

Software QA Manager

Sarah graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in Computer Science and has over 6 years' experience of mobile application development.

Sarah Dynan

Senior Mobile Engineer

Jamie is one of the youngest members of our team. He has a BSc in Physics and a MSc in Software Development.

Jamie Lowry

Software Engineer

Chris has over 10 years' experience in web and graphic design after graduating from the Ulster University in multimedia and communications with BsHons. He has a passion for CSS in particular. Prior to working for Neurovalens he worked for Charles Hurst / Lookers.

Chris Miskelly

Head of Design

Claire is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a First Class Honours Degree and Masters in HRM and was recognised by Enterprise Nation as one of the Top 50 Advisors for 2019 in the area of HR. As the Director of EVOLVE, Claire is passionate about helping people and businesses be the best they can be. With over a decade’s experience across various sectors, her roles have had a particular focus on employee engagement and wellbeing, employee relations and day to day HR partnering.

Claire Loftus

HR Consultant

Corrina is a Consultant with EVOLVE and is an experienced HR Professional with over 15 years' managerial experience. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a Masters in HR Management. Corrina has worked across a variety of environments from retail to private and public sector, and has been involved in contract start-ups, change management and restructures for a number of clients.

Corrina Braithwaite

HR Consultant

John has been working in Logistics for the last 10 years, organising everything from stock movement throughout the UK to planning engineers’ routes for the day. Prior to this, John worked in the Marketing Department of the Belfast Telegraph for 4 years.

John Conway

Logistics

Vanessa has a BA (Hons) Hospitality Management and over 15 years’ experience working in a range of managerial positions within the hotel and leisure industry. Her strong communication skills ensure customers have a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Vanessa Morrow

Customer Care Assistant

Niamh is qualified in Event Management with PR along with being a qualified professional banker. She has over 15 years’ experience in retail and treasury banking where her customer service and communication skills have been developed to an exceptional standard.

Niamh Cuthbert

Mentor

Joanne is qualified within the mental health field and delivers recovery-based therapies in the community. She has over 10 years’ experience in this area. Joanne uses exercise and education on a healthy lifestyle as a highly beneficial therapeutic intervention with many of her clients.

Joanne Moore

Mentor

Lucy is a qualified paediatric nurse with over 10 years’ experience and has worked with Neurovalens as a Modius Life mentor for the past two years.

Lucy Rodgers

Mentor

Gabrielle is a Registered Nurse who graduated from Queens University with Nursing Science BSc (Hons). Nursing experience includes the Emergency Department, District and School Nursing.

Gabrielle Houston

Mentor

Ian graduated with a PhD and started his career in corporate finance with JP Morgan, the US Investment Bank. He later joined PwC where he was a Corporate Finance Partner. In 2003 Ian co-founded Beltrae Partners Ltd, an all-Ireland corporate finance and private equity firm with offices in Dublin and Belfast. Prior to becoming chairman of Neurovalens Ian was chairman of PathXL, a medical software company that was VC funded and successfully sold to Philips Healthcare in 2016.

Ian Kerr

Chairman

Jamie has been a member of the Senior Management teams of two UK technology companies that have delivered international success from start up stage. In each of these companies Jamie has led the funding strategies and successfully raised domestic and international sources of capital to fuel growth. These two companies were ultimately successfully exited to US acquirers. Since entering the VC Market in 2014, Jamie has led multiple rounds of investment and worked closely alongside entrepreneurial teams.

Jamie Andrews

Board Member

Gaby is Principal and Managing Director of Wharton Asset Management, a London- based private family office specialising in Venture Capital and Private Equity investment in diverse sectors including deep tech, fintech, proptech, consumer goods and biotechnology and life sciences. Gaby has over 25 years of experience in finance and investment at all stages of a company’s development as well as incubating companies in-house.

Gaby Salem

Investor

Advisory Board

Tom Bilyeu
V.S. Ramachandran

We are always looking for innovative people

We are always interested in hiring the best innovative people across all disciplines.

So if you want to get in touch about working for our expanding team please email: [email protected]

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Why work for us?

If successful, you will be offered a highly competitive salary in line with your experience as well as:

  1. Become Part of a Groundbreaking Neuro Technology Team
  2. Private Pension
  3. Private Health Insurance
  4. Flexible Working Hours
  5. Pizza Fridays
  6. Centrally Based in Belfast City Centre
  7. Flexible Holidays
  8. Training Budget for Personal Growth
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