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

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

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

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 & Customer Care

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

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


Angela graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2017 with a BSc in Neuroscience (Honours). In 2018 she founded her own company making bespoke products for people living with Dementia and was a recipient of Young Innovator Award (Innovate UK). Angela has varied experience including working for medical device company Aortic Terumo as well as carrying out freelance research for various other medical technology companies. Before joining Neurovalens, Angela worked for Alzheimer’s Society.

Angela McCauley

Quality Manager

Leigh-Ann graduated from Newcastle University in 2014 with an honours degree in food and human nutrition, followed by the completion of her Masters in public health at University College Dublin. Leigh-Ann also has a PhD from Queens University Belfast were she developed and trialled a novel dietary programme for elderly people using cognitive methods to improve their eating habits. Before joining Neurovalens, she specialised in clinical trial research with over four years experience in the field.

Leigh-Ann McCrum

Clinical Research Project Manager

Erin is currently on her placement year with Neurovalens as part of her Pharmaceutical Biotechnology degree at Queen’s University Belfast. Erin is part of the clinical team and is gaining experience in regulatory approval and delivery of a range of clinical trials with world class research institutes.

Erin McCulloch

Research and Regulatory Associate

Zara graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2020 with an honours degree in Pharmaceutical Science. She was the recipient of several awards including Prize for Best Research Project (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) for her study into 3D-printed surgical mesh implants. Before joining Neurovalens, Zara gained experience working for Almac.

Zara Farmer

Regulatory Officer

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

After graduating from QUB with a BSc in Music Technology, Richard spent many years as a pianist and piano teacher before enrolling in the DELNI Software Testers Academy, where he achieve ISTQB certification, leading to his first testing role. He has since worked in QA in both the security and finance industry, gaining testing experience on a range of browser and client-server based products.

Richard Barnes

Software QA Analyst

Mark graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Computer Science where he won several hackathon’s. Before joining Neurovalens he worked as an intern in various roles around Belfast.

Mark O'Hara

Graduate iOS Engineer

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

Sea Yu

East Asia Representative

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

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 & Investor

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 & Non-Executive Director

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 & Investor

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

Board Member & Investor

Kerry, Managing Partner IQ Capital, has over 20 years deep-tech venture capital experience. She is the Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. IQ Capital backs thought leading deeptech founders at seed and early stage and can invest up to £30m in their outperformers.

Kerry Baldwin

Board Member & 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:

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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


If you are interested in a career with us please click here. Any vacancies we currently have will be posted here.

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