Meet the people behind Cam AI. 

Robert Batt – Founder and Chief Executive

My role is to lead the organisation and to manage the mission and vision of Cam AI. I have spent more than 20 years providing clinical support for adolescent patients. I founded TRC Group, which has a multidisciplinary team of 40 clinicians in 3 private Adolescent Daycare clinics, in London, Edinburgh and Riyadh.

I have a clear understanding into the aetiology of mental ill-health amongst adolescents, together with 2 decades of experience in helping this patient group to recover.

In addition to my extensive psychology and psychotherapy training, I have a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Darwin College, Cambridge. I have conducted novel research into “The role of Embodied Conversational Agents in reducing an adolescent mental health crisis” and I am a member of the Cambridge Neuroscience Networks and the British Neuroscience Association.

Professor Sabine Bahn – Co-Founder

I have dedicated more than 25 years to researching the molecular basis of mental illness, co-authoring more than 200 research papers on disorders including bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder. My research group has contributed to launching the world’s first commercially available diagnostic aid for schizophrenia in collaboration with the NASDAQ-listed diagnostics company Myriad Genetics Inc.

As co-founder of Psyomics Ltd, and head of the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research, I lead a team of scientists working on developing blood-based tests for bipolar disorder and major depression, as well incorporating evidence-based mental health research into the development of our digital tools.

As a practicing psychiatrist at the Cambridge and Peterborough NHS trust, I have direct experience of the clinical need for new digital and biological tools for tackling some of the fundamental challenges in mental health operations, including the development and implementation of a highly sophisticated learning and development platform for clinicians that greatly strengthened the company’s value proposition.

Jem Davies – Co-Founder

I previously served 18 years at technology giant Arm where I held senior leadership team roles including vice-president, fellow and general manager for several businesses including their Machine Learning Group. In addition to setting future technology roadmaps, I also worked on several acquisitions leading to building new businesses inside Arm. I have a degree from the University of Cambridge and hold 4 patents in the fields of CPU and GPU design.

A highly skilled business leader and technologist, I have wide experience as non-executive director and chair across a variety of companies from for-profit, not-for-profit and industry standards bodies, including chair of the Numerical Algorithms Group. My passion is helping start-up businesses grow.

Maisie Vere Nicoll – Business and Strategy Manager

As Business and Strategy Manager, I collaborate closely with our CEO on a range of responsibilities. These include actively engaging in the strategic planning for our upcoming funding round, discerning key areas of focus and rationale, and overseeing the day-to-day operational requirements of the team.

Having previously worked in the Analytics department at Bridgewater Associates, I am able to apply my skills in both people and project management to motivate our team at Cam AI whilst driving our strategic vision.

Concurrently, I am pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and Counselling at Regent’s University. Cam AI is providing me with the unique opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the mental health field while also allowing me to leverage the skills acquired from my prior professional experience.

Dr Simon Fothergill – Engineering Lead

I am thankful to be privileged enough to be part of the team at Cam AI. I work with brilliant psychotherapists and mental health coaches, with decades of professional experience and get to help young people have a strong start.

My role at Cam AI is to lead the engineering effort towards providing personalised mental health care to adolescents. I direct the building of technology to automate the prediction of information that can shine a light in an explainable and trustworthy way.

With over 10 years of experience at a variety of AI tech start-ups, I’ve built and commercialised innovative data analysis software platforms, enabling business efficiencies and new understanding of our world.

I have focused on delivering deep natural language processing systems, including knowledge based conversational AI, computational models of qualitative human judgements and unstructured data driven forecasting and recommendation.

My work has been grounded by my Ph.D. in machine learning and sports coaching from the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, as well as my prize winning, 1st class Honours and Masters of Engineering in Computing from Imperial College, London; accredited by BSC and IEE. Before that I was at Bedales School.

Imogen Lester – Psychology and Research Associate

After graduating from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, I went on to complete an MSc in the Psychology of Economic Life at LSE.

I have been involved with several voluntary, community, and social innovation projects and am keen to utilise my passions for psychology, tangibly helping others, and interacting with people to pivot towards a career in mental health.

In the future, I would like to undertake a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and my work at Cam AI (progressing from Intern to Associate) is giving me important, rewarding, and relevant experience to help me pursue this goal. I am fascinated by the company’s mission and relishing the opportunity to be part of such an exciting start-up.

Harry Knighton – Graduate Software Engineer

Having graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, I am incredibly excited to be utilising the skills and knowledge I gained to improve the mental health support available for adolescents with the wonderful team at Cam AI.

I have developed my skills as a software engineer through an internship with Improbable Defence and my degree project on using machine learning in the drug discovery pipeline. Now, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from such a talented and diverse group of people working with cutting-edge technologies.

Emma Braithwaite – Administrator

I started my career working for global corporations in the music and film industry, but after an extended career break, decided to return to the workplace in a more flexible role virtually supporting SMEs. I love the variety of the work, as no two days are ever the same!

I provide the team with administrative and operational support, enabling them to focus on the complex engineering and psychology inputs required to build authentic conversational AI. As a parent to two teenagers I feel privileged to be able to play a small part in helping Cam AI address the growing mental health crisis facing our children.

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    Cowley Rd,
    CB4 0WS
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