UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Our team

Collectively, the Neotree team has a strong track record of leadership, mentorship, project and technical delivery in newborn and child health, building resilient partnerships and maximising impact.

Within our international team, we are co-developing the Neotree platform with healthcare professionals in the UK, Zimbabwe and Malawi, as well as collaborating between different UCL departments, such as the Institute for Global Health and UCL Computer Science. We also work with industry partners and with the Zimbabwean and Malawian Ministries of Health to develop integration with national databases.

Principal Investigators
  • Dr Michelle Heys (Principal Investigator: UK)
  • Dr Simbarashe Chimhuya (Co-Principal Investigator : Zimbabwe)
  • Dr Msandeni Chiume-Kayuni (Co-Principal Investigator : Malawi)
Software Development
  • Yali Sassoon
  • Danie Krige
  • Louis Du Toit
  • Morris Baradza  
  • Farai Matare

Implementation and Research Team
  • Tim Hull-Bailey
  • Deliwe Nkhoma
  • Tarisai Chiyaka
  • Emma Wilson
  • Hannah Gannon
  • Nushrat Khan (data science)

  • Alex Stevenson

Neotree is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1186748) and a registered Company in the UK (No. 11422323). The charity has been set up to support the wider implementation of the Neotree digital health system. This includes rolling out the platform to additional countries to ensure the learnings from the research are being used to improve neonatal care. Our vision is for the technology to be used as a standard tool, in an informed way, by healthcare professionals around the world. This will help to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, and save the lives of 1.2 million babies.

  • ArtGlo Africa
  • Ministries of Health Malawi and Zimbabwe
  • Biomedical and Research Training Institute (BRTI), Zimbabwe
  • Parent and Child Health Initiative (PACHI), Malawi
  • UCL Centre for Behaviour Change
  • UCL Co-Production Collective
  • NEST 360
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust, UK