About Us

The Lifepsychol Team contact us

Dr Neil Bindemann
Managing Director

Neil Bindemann graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1988 with a BSc Hons in Immunology and subsequently completed a PhD in Neurobiology at University College London in 1993. He has since pursued a career in healthcare education and communications, working with various not-for-profit organisations and commercial companies to design and develop programmes/projects aimed at supporting the communication between patients and healthcare professionals across the NHS. Working across primary and secondary care, he has several years of experience in networking and building relations with leading UK and international healthcare professionals as well as key contacts in the commercial sector.

Neil set up Innervate Ltd in 2001. During this time Neil has worked with many healthcare and medical clients, setting up and running a number of special interest groups, including the Primary Care Neurology Society, PCOS UK and the Community Therapist Network. As part of this work, Neil has been instrumental in stimulating various healthcare, multimedia initiative’s, the latest being the creation of Lifepsychol®, a project aimed at supporting the quality of life of people with chronic illness.

Simon Ferguson
Website Designer Manager

Simon’s career in design started in 2005 when he joined the Medical Research Council as Networking Assistant, promoting pan-European research projects. As well as liaising with policy makers and scientific bodies, this involved promotion and marketing of scientific projects including designing and maintaining the project websites, for which he developed a keen interest. He became a dedicated advocate of clean, accessible design for the internet.

As Creative Projects Manager for Innervate Ltd, Simon has provided graphic design and project management for a diverse list of clients focused mainly in the healthcare but also includes work with charities, societies, and the design, music and sports industries. His work includes full branding, corporate identity and marketing projects in both online and print media. He has a passion for intelligent design and providing distinct, intuitive, ‘effortless’ design solutions, whether in a logo, website or cross-media campaign.

Gareth Hughes
Senior Programmer

Gareth has pursued a career in software development since 2003 and has spent the majority of this time developing online training and communication tools, primarily for the Pharmaceutical industry. Gareth’s experience also extends into management platforms, live medical event multimedia, offline media such as CDROM, desktop and mobile applications.

Starting in Java, Gareth started building portals to support clinical trials, speeding up the communication channels and providing a central place for investigators to locate the latest documents. Gareth then moved to the open source Content Management System (CMS) OpenCms where he developed custom components that bolted into OpenCms to enhance the user experience.

Recently Gareth has shifted his focus to the Microsoft .net environment and producing Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that provides desktop characteristics to websites and turning plain data into vivid interfaces where users find it easier to understand the information that is being presented.