The Team

Learn about the team behind Pill Connect

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Dr Ian Smith


Dr Ian Smith is the Founder of Synexus, the Global Leader in recruitment of patients into Clinical Trials. Dr Smith started Synexus in 1992 after a career in General Practice. He was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to medical research. He understands the importance of running clinical trials where adherence is key and supports the business development and strategic activities of Elucid.

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Dr James Burnstone


James was the architect of the tech stack and continues to work across it and manage new innovations. He joined Elucid in 2014 and became CEO in 2017. He leads both technical and business activities of Elucid and is an advocate of building patient centric healthcare products. He was awarded his PhD in visual perception and machine learning from the University of Manchester.

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Adam Howard

Mobile Application Engineer

Adam joined Elucid in 2016 and is responsible for the Android mobile application. He's also the go to Linux sys admin. He's passionate about Open Source tech, building for healthcare and working in his garden. He was awarded his BSc in Computer Science from Lancaster University.

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Richard Smith

Finance Director

Richard works on financial and strategic forecasting for Elucid. He has over 15 years of experience in accountancy and has worked in M&A at AstraZeneca and BD in an AIM-listed medical device company.

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