Our team

Nuala Murphy, CEO & Founder
Nuala is a tech entrepreneur characterised by energy, drive and a commitment to making a difference for women and families the world over. “The idea of Moment Health was conceived with the aim to connect mothers with the tools and knowledge they need to sustain good mental health and recover from illness.” With a background in marketing across manufacturing, health and technology sectors, Nuala is described by The Irish Times as ‘one of the next generation of female business leaders in the North’ and is an avid champion of female health and equality.

Gavin Rooney,  CTO & Co-Founder
With an impressive 10-year background in games and enterprise product development, Gavin is keeping two main priorities at the forefront as CTO. “Security is always a major priority when creating new products from scratch. That’s why each and every choice made during the app’s development process had security top of mind. Just as important is ease of use and, knowing how incredibly busy parents are, we were determined to ensure the User Experience was on point. It’s not often an app has such big goals, and I’m excited to see it make a positive difference to parents’ lives on a global scale.”

Louise Conville Cheung, Head of Content
Louise is a journalist, copywriter and content specialist with more than 15 years experience. “By far the most rewarding assignments are the ones that afford me the opportunity to contribute to a greater good. I became a mum seven years ago, and not without a traumatic birth experience. I can’t overemphasise how much a product such as the Moment Health app would have helped me feel less lost, alone. The statistics on perinatal depression and anxieties speak loud and clear: there is an urgent global need to improve maternal mental health support systems and services. It is an honour to be part of a team working to create positive change for the world’s parents.”
Andy Henry, Creative Director
With a design background that has seen Andy working for major brands across music, fashion and broadcasting, Moment Health’s creative director specialises in user experience and brand identity and is passionate about meaningful new applications of technology. “I’m proud to have contributed to our communication and product design, and the development of Moment Health’s distinctive brand identity, app, website and branded content. As a dad, Moment Health is a perfect fit for me. I always aim to support the creation of great products, but at Moment Health our work takes on new meaning – everything we do here is dedicated to the cause and a clear need for change.”
Anne-Claire Gordon, Community Lead
Anne-Claire has 10 years experience working in Ireland’s largest maternity hospital, and as a member of the Board of Childminding Ireland was involved in the introduction and expansion of their online community for childminders. “As a result of my time working in a maternity hospital I always had a heightened awareness of the fact that pregnancy and motherhood aren't always rosy, and my own pregnancies were far from a fairytale. Our Moment Health Facebook Community provides a safe, supportive place for mums to connect and share their stories. I am thrilled to be part of making maternal mental health mainstream so women can feel supported and unafraid to ask for help.”
Karen Gouck, Junior Web Developer
Currently attending Queen’s University as a third-year Computing and Information Technology student, Karen joined the Moment Health team in 2017. She recently completed the Grit and Grace programme through the William J Clinton Leadership Institute in order to gain skills for leadership and personal resilience. She has also been elected as Secretary for Queen’s Computing Society for her final year of study. In her role as Moment Health’s Junior Web Developer, Karen’s tasks include maintaining the company website and blog. “I was attracted to the opportunity to work with Moment Health because of the chance to use technology for the worthwhile cause of making maternal mental health mainstream.”
Pamela Morgan, Executive Assistant
As Virtual Assistant at Moment Health, Pamela is in charge of admin, finance and HR procedures. She enjoys the dynamic nature of the role and the opportunity to submit grant applications and take care of management accounts. “I have a background in both the public and private sectors in Northern Ireland, and joined Moment Health in 2017. I love the determination of the team here to make maternal mental health mainstream. Having spoken to friends and reflected on my own experience of having children, I am positive Moment Health can make a powerful difference to maternal mental health.”
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Noel Brady, Chairman
Noel brings learning and knowledge from previous roles in Government and global ICT, including Belfast Harbour Commissioner, and Financial Non-Executive Director for South Eastern Health Trust. As chairman of Moment Health, Noel supports the CEO and executive team, and leads business development and sales functions. “With more than 42 years experience in business in Northern Ireland, including 16 years in the public sector, I am delighted to chair a company as exciting as Moment Health. As a grandfather and father, I am proud to be involved in an initiative that is entirely focused on producing better outcomes for women and their wider family circle.”
Bo Ren, Advisor
Bo is a behavioural scientist turned product leader, investor and advisor. After studying at University of Southern California and UC Berkeley, Bo has built products for Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, and has written for the Atlantic, New York Times, Fast Company and Girlboss. A Portland native, Bo is currently based in New York, and joined Moment Health’s Advisory Board in 2018 to help us fine tune our tech offering. “My philosophy is that user trust, curiosity, and empathy is everything. I’m proud of the work Nuala is doing, making women’s mental health a human right.”
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Ivy McFarlane, Business Advisor
Currently the director of Northern Ireland fintech firm AquaQ Analytics, and a volunteer network committee member of the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Ivy has a strong background in leading commercial sales and has managed global client accounts for some of the world’s leading banks and investment firms. Ivy holds a MSc in Banking & Finance and a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast. She joined Moment Health as Business Advisor earlier this year.

Our expert panel

Moment Health consults a range of highly qualified and experienced individuals, including clinicians, authorities in the healthcare sector, medical professionals and business advisors. Meet the Moment Health experts.

Business advisors

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Sarah Friar
Sarah Friar is CFO and Operations Lead at Square, Inc. She holds a MEng in Metallurgy, Economics and Management from University of Oxford, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Square in 2012, Sarah was SVP of Finance & Strategy at salesforce.com, and lead software analyst and Business Unit Leader for Goldman Sachs’ Technology Research Group. In February 2018, Walmart announced that its board of directors had appointed Sarah as a new independent director to their board. Sarah has also been a member of the Board of Directors at Slack since March 2017.
Paula Kennedy
Paula Kennedy is Vice President, Market Lead EMEA CEU at Convergys, the world leader in customer experience outsourcing. She holds a BA Hons in Modern Languages from Queen’s University Belfast, and a Post Graduate, Marketing, from Universidad de Málaga. An award winning business leader in global digital customer management, Paula joined Convergys in 2015 following positions at Sitel (VP, Global Account Management) and TeleTech (Global Client Director), and has a demonstrated history of growth and transformation with Blue Chip leaders. Paula is a Global Lean In Partner, Chapter Leader and Regional Lean In Circle Leader.

Medical experts/Clinical advisors

Dr Richard Bunn
Dr Richard Bunn has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2006. He has experience working with a wide range of mental health problems and has a special interest in Perinatal mental health, Sports Psychiatry and ADHD. He works for the NHS and 3fivetwo Group, having graduated from Queens University Belfast medical school in 1997. He has post-graduate qualifications in Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Mental Health plus a Masters in Interprofessional Health & Socialcare Management. He is accredited on the Specialist Register of the GMC in both Forensic and General Psychiatry (including Substance Misuse).
Dr Samina Dornan
With a particular interest in high-risk pregnancies, including multiple births, Dr Dornan obtained RCOG certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2009. Dr Dornan is a Consultant Sub-Specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine based in the Regional Unit at the Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast, and also offers private antenatal services for all types of birth at 3fivetwo Healthcare on the Lisburn Road for mothers who intend to deliver at the Royal (Belfast Trust).

Researchers

Professor Vivette Glover
Vivette Glover is a Professor of Perinatal Pyschobiology at the Imperial College, London. She studies the effects of stress in pregnancy on the development of the fetus and child, and has applied her expertise in biological psychiatry to the problems of mothers and babies. In 1997 she set up the Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Group with aims including the study of fetal and neonatal stress responses, methods to reduce them, and long-term effects. Professor Glover was awarded the Marcé Society Medal in 2004, which is given to a person who is thought to have made an outstanding contribution to either the clinical care or research activities in the field of Perinatal Mental Health.
Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Maurice Mulvenna is a Professor of Computer Science at the Ulster University School of Computing. An academic researcher specialising in computer science, AI, pervasive computing, pervasive healthcare and the broad application of knowledge-based technologies, he is also interested in assistive technology, innovation, internet technologies, SEO, e-commerce and digital media communication. Professor Mulvenna is one of four General Chairs at the 32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference, which is taking place in Belfast July 2-6, 2018.
Professor Siobhan O'Neill
Professor O’Neill is a Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University. Her current research programmes focus on trauma and suicidal behaviour in Northern Ireland, and novel interventions for mental health and suicidal behaviour. She has expertise in qualitative and quantitative (epidemiology and survey) research methods. Before joining Ulster University in 2000, Professor O’Neill completed a degree in psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast, and a masters in health psychology at NUI Galway.
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Dr Raymond Bond
Dr Bond is Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics at Ulster University’s School of Computing. He has research interests within biomedical and health informatics, which is the application of digital technology in healthcare. He also has research interests in simulation-based training for medicine, usability engineering methods to improve medial devices, as well as Internet-based models for healthcare monitoring and interventions. Dr Bond obtained his BSc and PhD in Ulster University’s School of Computing and Mathematics.

Dr Anne Moorhead
Dr Moorehead is Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication and Media, Ulster University, with a MA Psychology, MSc Nutrition and Dietetics, and PhD Biomedical Sciences (Nutrition); and is a Registered Nutritionist, Public Health (RNutr), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and Accredited Healthcare Communicator. Dr Moorehead’s research interest is in healthcare communications, in particular communication technologies in healthcare in the areas of mental health and obesity. She is a Board member and Section Editor for the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the leading e-health peer reviewed journal.

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