Wellmind Health is delighted to announce that Professor Lee Smith will be joining the Board as Clinical and Academic Advisor. The appointment will further enhance the laser focus on healthcare regulatory compliance and clinical impact of the digital therapeutics platform and courses for better mental health and pain management.
Professor Smith, who has a research focus on the impact of lifestyle behaviours on mental and physical health, is Professor of Public Health at Angela Ruskin University (ARU). He has a PhD in Epidemiology from Cambridge University, has published over 600 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is currently leading the Covid-19 research group for ARU.
Professor Smith said, "I am extremely excited to join the Wellmind Health Board. It is clear Wellmind is a leader in digital interventions for health, a sector that offers tremendous potential for health promotion, care, and treatment. The engagement and outcome monitoring and reporting of digital platforms is also incredibly valuable in achieving better health outcomes and supporting clinicians and healthcare staff. I look forward to working with the Wellmind Health team and advising on their ongoing research development programmes."
Wellmind Health's digital therapeutic courses and platform have been used by NHS services across the country for over a decade and are certified compliant with the Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) digital health assessment framework developed by NHSX. Clinical-grade digital therapeutics (DTx) Be Mindful and Pathway through Pain underwent expert independent assessment by ORCHA, the world's leading digital health evaluation organisation, across the five DTAC components.
Richard Latham, CEO of Wellmind Health, said, "I am delighted that Lee has agreed to join the Board of Directors of Wellmind Health in this critical period of development for the digital therapeutics industry. Lee brings invaluable public health perspectives and insights that will help us expand our product validation activities and bolster our mission to make a real and lasting impact on more services and people in need across UK health and social care sectors and wider society."