Meet the team

Our dedicated team spans a wide range of disciplines such as mechanical engineering, industrial design, scientific analysis, project management and regulatory approval and certification. We form agile and integrated project teams that function as an extension of clients’ internal staff.

Meet the team

Tom Oakley


MEng, University of Cambridge

A dedicated and widely skilled engineering consultant with flair for innovative design and business development.
Tom consistently delivers projects that produce high quality safety-critical designs for mass production.


Keith Turner


PhD and BA in Physics, University of Oxford

Experimental problem solver and innovator in all sorts of physics systems such as thermal, fluidics, mechanics and materials. Loves “getting things to work”, especially for medical devices that improve people’s lives.


Liam Malone

Principal Physicist and Management Team Member

PhD in Physics, University of Bristol

With his background in fundamental physics research, Liam loves applying scientific principles to research and development problems. He is experienced at rapidly developing initial concepts into innovative and exciting new products ready to be handed over to manufacture.


Thom Wyatt

Principal Engineer and Management Team Member

MEng, University of Sheffield

Thom is a mechanical engineer with a broad background in safety-critical engineering. He is experienced in the design and development of high-risk medical devices and bringing products to manufacture. He enjoys getting to the root of clients’ needs and applying creative, robust solutions.


Adam Nightingale

Principal Mechanical Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Adam is a Chartered Engineer with a background in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He has worked on products from early-stage R&D all the way through to production and has a broad range of experience in consulting and start-ups, including in drug delivery devices and microfluidics.


Alex Vasiev

PhD & MEng, University of Glasgow

Alex is a chartered engineer with a broad skillset spanning mechanical and biomedical engineering and years of experience in product development. His interests lie in engineering design, innovation, and problem-solving. Before joining Springboard, he led the front-end innovation function at a device development company.

Bradley Sawyer

Consultant Mechanical Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Bradley is a mechanical engineer with experience of learning and projects from various engineering disciplines. With interests in product design, materials, and all things practical, he brings an innovative and systematic approach to his work.


Catriona Eldridge

Consultant Materials Scientist

MSc, University of Cambridge

Catriona is a Materials Scientist with a range of experimental experience including mechanical testing and thermal analysis, and a broad knowledge of engineering materials. She enjoys new challenges and using a methodical approach to find solutions.


Elena Guss Tarazona

Consultant Mechanical Engineer

MRes Biomedical Engineering, University College London

Elena’s background in mechanical engineering and research brings a flexible approach to problems. She enjoys applying her strong practical skills and solution-based focus to projects, finding efficient ways to get results.


Ethan Miller

Senior Physicist

PhD in Physics, University of Durham

Ethan is an experimental biophysicist with a background in developing synthetic biological systems and high-resolution imaging.  He can quickly grasp new concepts and break down complicated problems allowing him to discover creative solutions.


Finn Heraghty

Consultant Mechanical Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Finn is a mechanical design engineer with a keen interest in materials and innovative products. His strong background in practical work has led him to enjoy designing parts for manufacture whilst working alongside clients to refine their ideas.


Heather Jameson

Senior Engineer

PhD & MEng, University of Cambridge

From her research background in aerospace engineering, Heather brings both expert knowledge of fluid dynamics and strong analytical skills. Her broad range of technical experience including laboratory testing and computational simulations, allows her to understand and tackle a problem from many angles.


Joe Batley

Principal Physicist

PhD in Physics, University of Leeds

As an experimental physicist, Joe’s experience spans engineering and fundamental science. With a critical eye, he is adept at breaking down technical scenarios, identifying constraints and developing practical solutions from the lab to the nanoscale.


Joel Williams

Consultant Mechanical Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Passionate about robust and elegant design, Joel applies a keen eye for detail and a drive for quality to deliver effective solutions to problems he faces. He is interested in programming with experience in computational modelling, data processing, and automation. He uses these skills alongside expertise in CAD and FEA to optimise device designs and solve challenging problems.


Julie Garner


Julie is part of our finance team, dealing with accounts payable functions, processing invoices and helping to maintain an efficient finance department. She is also responsible for a variety of front-of-house tasks.

Kamaal de Silva

Principal Mechanical Engineer

MEng, Imperial College London

Experienced engineer specialising in medical device design – keen to discover problems in the industry and construct innovative mechanical or digital solutions. From connected app development to the mechanics of drug delivery, Kamaal adds flexibility and expert knowledge to Springboard.


Kiara Taylor

Design Engineer

MEng, Loughborough University

Kiara is a Design Engineer with a keen interest in sustainability and user-centred design. Drawing from a broad understanding of engineering, design, human factors and manufacturing principles, Kiara enjoys working with clients to develop innovative solutions.

Kristien De Clercq

Senior Aeronautical Engineer

MSc, Delft University of Technology, NL

Kristien is an experienced engineer with a keen interest in biomechanics and aerodynamics. With a very hands-on approach she quickly gets ideas off the ground.


Marcus Agunloye

Head of Human Factors

BA (Hons) Brunel University

Marcus is a human factors engineer with a background in drug device combination products. He is experienced in leading human factors programmes and turning user insight design inputs. He enjoys researching and advocating for user populations and working to deliver the best products for all.

Matthew Latham

Consultant Mechanical Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Matthew enjoys using the practical problem solving skills required to find solutions for clients, which he backs up with his strong theoretical understanding of engineering concepts.He has a range of interests across engineering disciplines with a background in fluid dynamics and mechanics.


Mike Beck

Senior Electronic and Software Product Engineer

MEng, University of Cambridge

Mike brings with him a passion for low noise electronics design and a desire to make a strong impact for his clients. He has successfully delivered projects from early-stage technical research through to full product development, understanding and utilising the fundamental physical principles to drive the design.

Leanne Yip

Head of Industrial design and UX/UI

MEng, University of Bath

Her work involves combining the usability, user experience and functionality of a product throughout the product development process. She can produce outputs ranging from photorealistic renders, surface models and UI prototypes.


Philip Howie

Principal Materials Scientist

PhD, University of Cambridge

With a broad scientific background, Philip is ideally placed to carry out in-depth investigations that deliver solutions. He adds breadth to Springboard’s team, bringing specialist knowledge of the properties and testing of engineering materials.


Phoebe Buckley

HR Manager

Phoebe is a skilled HR generalist with 10 years’ experience. Providing specialist knowledge and supporting growth, she enjoys partnering with colleagues across the business. Phoebe is passionate about people and helping them thrive at work.

Sally Maclachlan

Marketing Manager

B Com Marketing and HR

Sally has worked in a number of business marketing roles over her marketing career with a particular interest in communication and content marketing. She has focussed on wearable medical technology over the last few years and brings this experience to Springboard.


Sam Johnstone

Principal Product Developer

MEng, University of Southampton

Sam is an experienced product developer who enjoys managing large multi-disciplined engineering teams. Sam believes in taking a practical, risk-based approach to create innovative devices that succeed in the real world.

As an engineer, Sam has strong mechanical and systems engineering skills and is proficient in several software languages including python, C, C++ and MATLAB.


Phil Wright

Software and Firmware Contractor

BEng, University of Leeds

Phil has more than 20 years in writing and testing embedded firmware and, before that, electronics design. Phil enjoys solving all sorts of engineering problems and has specific experience in developing firmware for healthcare and medical products, in embedded Internet-of-Things platforms, and digital signal processing.

Jon Dibben

Electronics Independent Consultant

BEng, University of Reading

Jon has more than 30 years’ experience in specifying, designing and debugging electronics hardware. He has a wide range of skills including microprocessors, embedded software, FPGAs, mechatronics, analogue, RF and PCB design. He enjoys working with the client to create the right solution for their needs.

Emily Kanagasabay

Year in Industry Student

Emily is an enthusiastic YINI student who is looking forward to extending her technical knowledge and practical experience by collaborating with industry professionals on real-world applications.

Interested to find out more?

Contact us to see how we can help.

Contact us