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Meet the people behind Overwatch

Chris Armstrong PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Chris obtained a PhD in cancer research in 2014 and has previously worked on research projects at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Washington. He understands the current limitations of pre-clinical research and leads the scientific direction of Overwatch.

Paul Wilsdon

Chief Design Officer

Paul has helped build digital products as a user experience strategist for over a decade. His obsession remains to continually refine and enhance Overwatch by interpreting feedback from scientists and building prototypes in line with their requirements.

Graham Wilsdon

Chief Technical Officer

Graham is a multidisciplinary developer with over 8 years experience working with the large companies on their digital products. He is focused on making scientific researchers lives easier, all around the world.

Justin Thompson

VP Engineering

Justin is a full stack engineer with 10 years experience who has worked across telecommunications, computer vision and open-source technologies.

Devon Ray

Senior Developer

Devon is a self-taught engineer with just over 8 years of experience in hardware and software; He also has extensive experience working with products at the start up and scale up level.

Paul Reaney

Senior Developer

Paul holds degrees in Physics and Software Development from Queen’s University Belfast and has significant experience in the software industry, working with various technologies in the enterprise search space.

Danielle Santos PhD

Scientific QA

Danielle obtained her PhD in Biological Sciences from Queens University Belfast. She has over 12 years of in vivo research experience in a broad range of therapeutic areas, both in a university and CRO setting.

Gary Russell

Software Developer

Gary is a Software Engineer with 6 years experience building solutions, holding a Computer Science degree from the University of Ulster.

Farrah Lord-Newcombe

Software Developer

Farrah is a passionate Developer with 4+ years of experience across the telecommunications and security sectors.

Overwatch advisors

We are fortunate to be backed by top tier scientific and entrepreneurial advisors.

Simon Doherty

Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast and Past President, British Veterinary Association

David Patterson

Catalyst EIR and Chief Science Officer at Aiqudo

Adrien Kissenpfennig PhD

Deputy Director at the CEM, Queen's University Belfast

Wayne Russell

Life science sales consultant

Funding and business support

Overwatch is supported by the best businesss support networks in Northern Ireland.

Techstart VC
HBAN Angel Network
Invest Northern Ireland
Ignite Northern Ireland