A sports scientist by training Stan co-founded and ran a pioneering mobile technology-based personal training company which boasted one of the worlds largest online databases of exercise videos and innovative solutions to the real
world problems of the industry.
Stan turned his experience within sport and health technology to academia, currently, a Teaching Fellow for Sport & Coaching Sciences at Oxford Brookes University Stan has developed an extensive research portfolio focusing on adaptive
ways of integrating technology to meet everyday needs within a sporting and health-related context. A qualified advanced personal trainer Stan also leads on integrating vocational and industry-focused qualifications into the
With his extensive experience within both the sports technology and sport science areas, Stan sits at the interactions between the application and scientific grounding within the HandHeld-Health performance.
Dave has worked at the boundaries between academic and industrial science for more than 20 years. He is currently a Professor in Biomedical Science at Oxford Brookes (OBU) with a vibrant lab that works on the role of extracellular vesicles (small particles that cells release to communicate with one another) in health and disease, including their effects during exercise and their impact on cancer progression. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer at MetaGuideX Ltd, a recently-launched spinout company developing new diagnostics for cancer.
Peter is the current lead of the Sport and Coaching Sciences at Oxford Brookes University and an active researcher who has worked for four different universities to date – both in the UK and internationally. Another role in addition to his academic career was to teach sports medicine modules on vocational training courses for GPs and cardiac, pulmonary and cancer consultants and nurses. Peter works currently in close collaboration with the national initiative “Moving Medicine”. Additionally to his academic qualifications he holds vocational qualifications in Cardiac Rehab Level 4, Obesity & Diabetes Level 4, Pulmonary Rehab Level 4, Cancer Rehab Level 4.
Peter’s research has developed in the past from elite training to chronic diseases (CHF, COPD, diabetes, cancer, and depression), occupational medicine, gerontology and some aspects of neuroscience (adult neurogenesis). In this role he has worked with some leading organisations internationally such as the COOPER Institute in Dallas (USA) and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Peter is a member of the following professional bodies European College of Sports Science (ECSS), British Association for Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and ASORS (Workgroup for Supportive Therapies, Rehabilitation and Physical Activity in Cancer) and Active-Onco-Kids (paediatric oncology and exercise) in Germany as well as of the scientific advisory board of the European Health and Fitness Association.
After completing a BSc in Physiology and Pharmacology, Msc in Medical Diagnostics and Molecular biology PhD on dietary linked Oesophageal cancer in developing world South Africa, he worked for industrial contract research around Europe
on a six million Euro point-of-care early diagnostic cancer tools, then an early cancer diagnostic tool for the International Technology Research Institute, Taiwan. He joined Oxford Brookes Uni. as a Research Fellow to set up primary
blood cell culture and gene profiling under the guidance of WIMM, Uni. of Oxford and The Babraham Institute, Cambridge. As well as the CEO of MetaGuideX Ltd.
Ryan is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes teaching and working on cancer molecular biology and genomics, and promotes
medical research collaboration across University of Oxford, Brookes, NHS and Oxford University Hospitals as part of the AHSC and OxAHP.
He sits on biomedical organisation boards and consults for the Biotech industry. He is widely involved in Public Engagement projects from Art to science festivals including to the BBC, House of Commons, London Science Museum, Natural
History Museum. For his community engagement projects he has a BBC award and made an honouree member of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Arran Gulliver – Exericse Rehabilitation Specialist
Arran the exercise rehabilitation specialist at Handheld Health, where he is responsible for designing the exercise inclusion criteria, algorithm calculation and advising on best practice when producing exericse prescription on the platform.
Arran has previously worked on and developed an application used in research for cancer aftercare and rehabilitation as part of his Masters’s degree at Oxford Brookes University. Coming from a Sports
Science background, Arran has a BSc (Hons) in this field among other qualifications including REPS
Level 2 fitness instructor, Level 3 GP Exercise Referral and Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation diplomas.
Arran is a current GB American Football player and an ex-international Judo player. He is also an avid believer in all the benefits of fitness, exercise and competitive sport and is passionate about
spreading this into the community.
Reach Arran at firstname.lastname@example.org.