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By using this leading technology developed with Faculty, we are helping to support frontline staff in their ongoing mission to save as many lives as they can by equipping them with the most accurate information.
Chief Data & Analytics Officer at NHS England
Pressures remain high, but staff are determined to address the Covid-19 backlogs, and while that cannot happen overnight, harnessing new technologies like the A&E forecasting tool to accurately predict activity levels and free up staff, space and resources will be key to helping deliver more vital tests, checks and procedures for patients
NHS National Medical Director
We had an absolutely critical partnership with Faculty during the pandemic response. They brought skills and expertise to complement the NHS, worked shoulder-shoulder with our team and encouraged bi-directional learning. Together we have achieved so much
Deputy Director at NHS England and Improvement
The Faculty and NHS teams' co-development with frontline clinical and operational teams has been outstanding; and the online visualisation access is intuitive, far better than the Excel files and PDFs that are typically circulated. The NHS needs more of this sort of work.
Director of Strategy at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS
Faculty and the consortium have opened up vast opportunities not just for future AI adoption in the NHS, but for developers to build better performing and safer AI models, too.
Head of AI Imaging at NHSX

Meet some of the team

Hugh Neylan

Customer Director, Health & Life Sciences

Hugh is a Customer Director at Faculty. He has over 20 years experience of working in hospitals, both as an employee of the NHS and a management consultant. He has worked with over 60 NHS hospital clients on a broad range of transformation programmes, including patient flow and site optimisation. Hugh also spent three years on the faculty of the NHS Leadership Academy where he was a Director on the Nye Bevan programme for emerging Executive Directors. Hugh has an MBA, and Bachelors Degrees in Computer Science and Health Science.

Mecaela Couper

Product Manager, Health and Life Sciences

Mecaela has a decade of experience on the frontline of health and care, having spent her early career planning and delivering highly specialised radiotherapy to cancer patients.  Since joining Faculty, she has assisted with the development of our product offering Frontier, to support users in hospitals with the NHS COVID-19 response and healthcare operations and delivery.

She has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Monash and has worked at hospitals in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Dr Matt Ware

Senior Manager, Health and Life Sciences

Matt is a senior manager at Faculty. He brings a wealth of experience from front line health systems having worked across the UK, Europe and North America. Matt has worked for the NHS for over 10 years as both an employee and as a management consultant. He spent six years as an Accident & Emergency doctor before moving into digital, strategic and data science delivery roles.

Matt has a passion for healthcare improvement and for delivering bleeding edge data science solutions to support real world strategic decisions and operational problems. Matt also enjoys working at the cross section of data science, healthcare and life sciences.

Oscar Bennett

Senior Data Scientist, Health and Life Sciences

Oscar is a Senior Data Scientist at Faculty who complements his technical experience with a background in clinical medicine having previously practised as a clinician in the NHS. He has a special interest in the development of data-driven solutions for solving problems in healthcare, social care, and life sciences.

His work has encompassed a wide range of technical approaches including the use of machine learning, statistical modelling, data and cloud engineering, as well as advising clients more broadly on data strategy. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he helped the NHS set up the National Covid Chest Imaging Database to build up our understanding of the Covid-19 virus. Previously he worked at Babylon Health in their Machine Learning R&D team and in the NHS as a medical doctor and radiology speciality registrar.

Zillah Anderson

Customer Director, Health & Life Sciences

Zillah is a Customer Director at Faculty. A behavioural economist by background, Zillah has over 10 years experience working in strategy consulting, as a policy advisor within the Department of Health and Social Care, and in management roles the NHS. She has won national awards for her digital transformation work in partnership with NHS Trusts. With her front-line experience, Zillah brings deep operational excellence and behavioural change understanding to put AI and machine learning technologies in the hands of those that need it most, with a focus on the Healthcare and Life Science industries.

Gary Ferguson

Business Development Director, Health and Life Sciences

Gary has many years extensive NHS commercial experience, working with both secondary and primary care care suppliers, ranging from clinical technology solutions through to operational software solutions. At Faculty, Gary is responsible for the growth of our Operational AI solution Frontier across provider and ICS clients in the NHS. Gary brings a passion for helping healthcare organisations transform data into information that improves efficiencies and patient outcomes.

Alistair Stuart

Customer Director, Health and Life Sciences

Alistair has worked for 20 years in roles spanning life sciences and health technology. In 2015 he completed an MBA at London Business School. Alistair worked as Operations Director at uMotif, a London-based startup working with the NHS, US healthcare institutions and UK patient groups on a platform to support patients and capture patient-generated health data.

At GlaxoSmithKline he was as Director, Clinical Innovation and Digital Platforms, looking to explore, assess, develop and embed novel technology that serves patients, carers, investigators & research teams in clinical research. Most recently Alistair worked as an independent consultant supporting start-ups and the life science industry on business plans, clinical & product roadmaps, fundraising & business development.

Myles Kirby

Director, Health and Life Sciences

Myles is the Director of Health and Life Sciences at Faculty. He leads Faculty’s work with the NHS, where he helps to deploy AI tools to support strategic decision making and operational planning. Previously, he was Faculty’s Data Science Delivery Lead, helping executive teams in organisations ranging from energy trading houses to retailers and counter-terror departments develop and execute their data science strategies. Before coming to Faculty, he worked at Accenture where he set up the Digital Strategy practice and has held senior policy adviser positions in the civil service.

Alberto Favero

Technical Director, Health and Life Sciences

Alberto has led data science projects in the energy, financial services and retail sectors. His areas of expertise include distributed computing for big data, deep learning, and Bayesian statistics. He has extensive experience using TensorFlow, Dask, and MongoDB. He was previously a theoretical physicist and held research posts at Imperial College London in the UK, and in Germany at the Universities of Oldenburg and Cologne. His research was included among the ‘Top 10 breakthroughs of 2011’ by the magazine Physics World.

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At times of unprecedented crisis, we’ve partnered with healthcare systems at national scale to ensure complex and life saving decisions have been powered by the best intelligence.

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