Simon Lande, PhD
Co-founder and CEO
Before co-founding HealthLumen, Simon spent almost 25 years building ActiveStandards into the world’s leading digital quality management platform for multinational corporations. Its market leadership led to a US private equity acquisition in 2015.
He holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London). He followed his PhD with post-doctoral research at Imperial College London’s Department of Biochemistry.
He also has a longstanding involvement with the UK children’s charity the NSPCC. Most recently, he spent a year carrying out a review of their income generation strategy that will help the NSPCC make five million children safer by 2021.
Laura Webber, PhD
Co-founder and COO
Before co-founding HealthLumen, Laura was Director of Public Health Modelling at the UK Health Forum. She led a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, mathematicians, analysts, and computer programmers, working on global, European and national projects.
Key challenges included exploring the economics of chronic diseases for the European Commission and modelling obesity across all 52 US states and territories for Trust for America’s Health. Other major clients were Public Health England, Cancer Research UK, the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
After a Cambridge University MA, Laura completed a PhD in childhood obesity from University College London. She’s an honorary Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s Health Protection Research Unit, and an occasional advisor to the World Health Organization and World Bank.
She’s led or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed publications and major reports. She was nominated Young Investigator of the Year at Europrevent, Amsterdam in 2015. In 2018 she won the Future Leader Award at the Open University, where she’s studying for an MBA.
Simon and Laura lead a highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, mathematicians, data scientists, population health researchers, and software engineers; together we aim to help answer the complex questions on how to prevent and reduce chronic diseases.
We collaborate closely with Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. And we have strong relationships with a range of other leading-edge business, health and academic bodies.
We work closely with our charity partner The Royal Society for Public Health. This partnership grew from our roots at the UK Health Forum and continues our commitment to supporting improvements in population health through better decision making.