Alex is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton, and 10 years' experience in the medical device industry. As Associate Professor in Southampton's Bioengineering Science Research Group, he researches structural and design aspects of prosthetic limbs and orthopaedic implants, and is the Principal Investigator for LMIC Limbs.
Maggie has a background in Health Psychology and is an Associate Professor within the School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. She has a specific interest in the psychosocial aspects of disability and rehabilitation with a growing programme of research relating to two closely related areas: 1) Understanding users' experiences and views regarding the use of assistive technologies in rehabilitation, 2) Widening the access to health services in Lower Middle-Income Countries using health technology and assisted devices. Her research and education activities are closely linked as she is the Programme Lead for a multidisciplinary MSc programme in 'Amputation and Prosthetic Rehabilitation' and supervisors UG, MSc and doctoral projects within this field.
Cheryl has a diverse background spanning computer science, biomechanics and health sciences, and with an entrepreneurial spirit, she has developed a unique set of tools to work with stakeholders to understand their needs and support change. She places a particular emphasis on working in a sustainable way with her project partners; always mindful that research funding is transitory, she uses her experience in value-led design of Assistive Technology and methods traditionally developed for business planning, to engage stakeholders to work together on transformative and innovative health systems. Much of this work is within the amputation rehabilitation sector, and spans UK and Lower- Middle-Income Country contexts. Cheryl leads the work on sustainable implementation and knowledge exchange.
Chantel is a clinical academic physiotherapist. She has almost 20 years experience in the NHS working with patients following lower limb loss, and also works at the University of Southampton as a researcher. She is currently the research officer for the British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee rehab (BACPAR), and is passionate about involving patients and the public to ensure research has a meaningful impact on patient lives.
Stefanie's background is computer science with experience in data analysis, ‑visualisation, and decision support. She worked on the project from 2018-2020. Having worked on research projects about NHS data (and being an NHS patient herself) she focused on data protection and consent.
Gary is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Southampton. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (MIET) and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (PFHEA). He is also a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town and a research professor at RLabs. Gary's research project focus on Secure Systems Engineering and applications for industry, medician, health care and education.
Peter is a physiotherapist with a PhD in bioengineering at the University of Southampton. As Associate Professor in Southampton's Skin Health Research Group in the Clinical Academic Facility, he researches the interactions between medical devices and skin through funded URKI and EU projects. His research on the LMIC project focusses on the remote monitoring of activity and health status in the prosthetic users, linked to socket fit and comfort.
Laurence studied for his first degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Salford. Following a PhD and subsequent postdoc work in the Netherlands, his research now focuses on the design and evaluation of rehabilitation technologies, including functional electrical stimulation systems and prosthetics. He co-leads Salford's Human Movement Technologies research group and is the project lead for the Fit-for-purpose, affordable body-powered prostheses project.
Sisary, a Prosthetist and Orthotist by background with experience in clinical practice, prosthetic/orthotic education, clinical research and service provision policies for people with disabilities in resource-poor communities. She has worked with Exceed worldwide as Country Director from 2012 and has been the Head of Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics of the National Institute of Social Affairs from 2013. She has served in ISPO Education Core Committee since 2008. Her interests are in education, research and disability policies.
Ratana, a lecturer of National Institute of Social Affairs (NISA), and Academic Supervisor (Researcher) of Exceed Worldwide Cambodia. He has Master degree in Art of Social Work, and has been working in teaching and training in social work direct practices, research, and other social work related subjects for almost 7 years. In teaching and research fields, he focuses on Social Protection, Social Work Practices, Reseach Methodology, Social Welfare Policy, and so on. Additionally, he is also working on a voluntary mission to promote social welfare of children elderly and people with disabilities, and to promote the social work profession (he is currently a Secretary General of the Association of Professional Social Workers in Cambodia (APSWC), and a member of various technical working groups in social work and welfare sectors. Last but not least, he is currently involved in a number of national and international research projects, including (1) a research project with the University of Southampton on "Diagnostics, prosthetics and orthotics to tackle health challenges in developing countries: A step change in LMIC Prosthetics Provision through Computer Aided Design, Actimetry and Database Technologies", (2) with the Royal University of Phnom Penh and Ewha Womans University) on "Welfare Panel Study in Cambodia", (3) with HelpAge Cambodia on "challenges and needs of the elderly in the country", and other researches in social welfare.
As Head of Research & Business Development for international NGO Exceed Worldwide, Sam works in a number of areas including research, fundraising, marketing and social enterprise development. He also coordinates the Exceed Research Network and previously worked in the private sector, holding senior marketing and research roles in the media, food and construction sectors, before establishing a research, communications and management consultancy.
Heang Thearith, a prosthetist and orthotist graduated from Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) in 2001 and started working as a PO for Handicap International for three years until 2004. She was selected to work for CSPO as an assistant lecturer in 2004 before attending the online upgrading course to get the bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics from Latrobe University, Australia which was graduated in 2007. After that he has taken roles as a Prosthetic and Orthotic Lecturer at different projects of Exceed Worldwide (formerly The Cambodia Trust) in Cambodia, Sri Lanka (2010), Indonesia (2012), Philippines (2014 as clinical placement supervisor), and Myanmar (2015, 2018 and 2019 as head of PO Department,). He has attended numerous international seminars and conferences in PO such as ISPO World congress (2010, 2013, 2019) and ISPO Short Courses on Stroke, Lower Limb Amputation Management, Cerebral Palsy, and Neuropathic Foot Management. Currently, he has been working as a Strategic Management Team member to support the project in Cambodia.