Meet our Research Associates
Doctor Kevin McGuinness
Kevin is in charge of our clinical engineering work. He has worked in the team for over 10 years. During this time he has been involved in lots of research studies, completed a PhD, and developed software to improve the efficiency of the analysis of coughing sounds made by the cough monitoring device.
Over the years Kevin's research has reduced the time taken by our researchers to count your coughs dramatically.
Meet our Research Assistants
Kim graduated from Salford University in 2008 with a 1st class degree in Biomolecular Science and a diploma in Professional Studies. After completing her degree, Kim aspired to work in patient based medical science and in 2010 she joined the cough research team.
As research assistant her overall role is to carry out clinical, technical, laboratory and administrative duties to actively support ongoing research studies and clinical trials within the group. Kim has just completed an MPhil degree at the University of Manchester.
As a research assistant with the cough team, Rachel’s day to day role includes seeing volunteers, analysing cough recordings and assisting with the set up of studies.
Before joining the team in 2010, Rachel worked in the Medicines Evaluation Unit with COPD and asthma patients. She has a degree in biology from the University of York and an MSc in genetic epidemiology from Sheffield University.
She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Manchester.
Meet our Support Team
Kitty is a Research Support Officer and assists on various studies providing administration support and preparing study equipment for patient visits. She provides cough sound analysis for our Research Assistants.
Kitty Graduated from The University of Brighton with a degree in Criminology and Sociology. She worked in the firearms team at the Home Office and for a commercial research organisation before joining the Cough Team in 2012. Since then she has discovered a passion for working with patients and contributing to research studies.
Shilpi recently joined the team as research support officer. Her role involves supporting our research assistants with cough sound analysis, preparing the necessary paperwork and equipment ready for study visits and data management.
Shilpi has Masters in Anthropology from India and a Graduate Diploma in Information Sciences from New Zealand. Shilpi has many years of experience in various fields including administration, database management and statistical research.
Phil recently graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) with an honours degree in Music and Theatre.
After taking part as a volunteer in a research study he became interested in a career in research.
Phil’s experience in music, and the use of audio software, assists him in the analysis of the cough sounds recorded by the VitaloJAK cough monitor.