About Us

At Health Apps we're passionate about designing simple and enjoyable apps to improve health and wellbeing and encourage behavioural change. We provide trustworthy, reliable and up to date health information, enhancing and reinforcing information from medical professionals.

We carry out extensive research to ensure a thorough understanding of the health issue in question, collaborating with clinicians, consultants and academics with special interest in the use of technology for patient education, self-management and health behaviour interventions.

Bringing together design and psychology for optimal user experience, our apps are developed by a team with expertise in health psychology, dietetics and nutrition, cookery, sport and exercise science, design, technology, and medical publishing.

Deborah Wilder

Deborah Wilder

Founder



Deborah Wilder BSc MSc, Founder & CEO of Health Apps Ltd, is a health psychologist with a wide range of experience in health behaviour change research, medical publishing and health app development.

Deborah has worked in research for several years, investigating ways to motivate adolescents to eat more healthily and be more physically active. She is a keen and experienced cook who strongly values home cooking and family meals eaten together at the table. With a son who has type 1 diabetes, she has first hand experience of the challenges of carbohydrate counting and insulin calculations.

Hannah Sweet

Hannah Sweet

Content Manager



Hannah graduated with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences before moving into science journalism and communications.

With technical experience working for a data analytics startup and a strong personal interest in psychology and health, Hannah manages communications and all things website and social media while assisting with additional research and development.

Monika Jakiel-Rusin

Monika Jakiel-Rusin

Dietitian



As well as being a registered dietitian, Monika is a nutritionist in public health and a personal trainer.

Driven by her passion for helping people to lead healthier lifestyles, in her spare time Monika also runs fitness and cookery classes. She is a strong advocate for home cooking and believes that cooking from scratch is one of the best ways of achieving better health. She works on our Cookbooks, moderates the forum and advises on diet and nutrition.

Stephen Kirk

Stephen Kirk

Non-Executive Director



Stephen is a senior executive with extensive experience in the tech world.

Alongside non-executive director roles, he provides advisory and investment support to high growth companies and performs consultancy work for private equity and other investors.

Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Non-Executive Director



Mike is the founder of WebStart Bristol. Having built and run websites for Microsoft since 1994, he has a strong tech background and has invested in numerous promising tech ventures. Mike is particularly interested in the field of health technology.

Listed as one of the top 100 leaders of Tech Accelerators worldwide, and included in the 2016 Maserati100 list, he is currently focussing on scaling up local startups and the wider Bristol tech community.

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Simpleweb

Development Team



Our digital product team at Simpleweb take care of technical development for Cook&Count.

Investing in startups and early stage businesses, Simpleweb pride themselves on providing a personal service focussed on quality and innovation.

Caroline Thomas

Researcher



Caroline BSc MSc MBPsS is a recent Health Psychology graduate.

Caroline conducts research for Health Apps Ltd to feed into the evidence base demonstrating that the apps we design objectively work in the real world. She is currently exploring what the concept of "home cooking" and "cooking from scratch" means to different people.

With a particular interest in nutrition and science communication, she loves to cook and help out with recipe creation and testing, and having grown up with a mum who has type 1 diabetes, Caroline understands the importance of eating balanced meals and cooking at home.