Meet the team behind Mindlab

We’re all scientists from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have a vision where all decisions are good decisions and we are passionately committed to helping you make the right ones.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith

Managing Director


Duncan is a pioneer of Neuromarketing with 15 years in the decision science industry having worked with a range of multinational clients in politics, product development, behaviour change and advertising.


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Joe Hilling

Joe Hilling

Director of Innovation


Joe Hilling has been with Mindlab for 15 years. With a background in theoretical physics and mathematics, he specialises in the design and implementation of new technologies within the field of neuromarketing.


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Juliane Beard

Juliane Beard

Director of Research


Juliane Beard is the Director of Research at Mindlab, and has extensive experience designing, conducting and overseeing quantitative implicit research.


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Dr David Lewis-Hodgson

Dr David Lewis-Hodgson

Chairman


Dr David Lewis-Hodgson BSc (Hons), D.Phil., FISMA, FRSM, AFBPsS, Chartered Psychologist.


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Charlie Howard

Charlie Howard

Lead Data Analyst


Charlie has an MMath in Mathematics. He has worked at Mindlab since graduating in 2017, and is now the Senior Analyst, primarily focusing on statistics, data visualisations and database design.


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Jim Bulmer

Jim Bulmer

Non-Executive Director


Jim has a background in client-side insight leadership and business development, with significant experience in commercial partnerships, strategic planning and innovation in the b2b environment.


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Dawn Harris

Dawn Harris

Research Manager


Dawn Harris has an MPH (University of Sheffield) and a BSc (Hons) Neuroscience (University College Cork) with a special interest in behaviour change.


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Megan Cross

Megan Cross

Research Manager


Megan has a BA in Psychology and Behavioural Science from McGill University and an MSc in the Evolution of Cognition and Language from the University of Edinburgh. She has significant experience in psychological research and risk assurance.


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Lily Wolton-Carr

Lily Wolton-Carr

Account Manager


Lily has a BSc in Psychology with Clinical Approaches and a PGDip in Cognitive Neuroscience (both University of Sussex), and a special interest in neurological phenomena like synaesthesia.


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Ayisha Vigneswaren

Ayisha Vigneswaren

Account Manager


Ayisha has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Manchester and a professional background in Account and Event Management.


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Lee Hobbins

Lee Hobbins

Business Development


Lee carries with him the burden of being a lifelong Birmingham City supporter and as such he takes failure in his stride. He still loves to DJ despite a stint in Ibiza although his modelling career is on hold.


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Emma Vaughan

Emma Vaughan

Front End Developer


Emma has a strong background in Mathematics and has worked in a variety of roles within the digital sector leading to a diverse range of experience in graphic design, web development, digital and traditional marketing.


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Liam Croot

Liam Croot

Senior Research Excecutive


Liam is a Senior Research Executive with a background in biochemistry (BSc, University of Sussex). They have worked at Mindlab for over 5 years. Liam is responsible for the writing of research proposals, project reports and client debrief documents; specialising in our brand research.


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Marilena Adamidou

Marilena Adamidou

Operations Manager


Marilena has a BA in Business Management with Specialisation in Marketing and an MA in Marketing and Consumer Psychology. She was born and raised in Cyprus, but has lived in France, Croatia, and now in Brighton.


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Tom Short

Tom Short

Junior Developer


Tom has a Bsc in Mathematics from Cardiff University and is looking forward to developing his technical skills while at Mindlab. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, travelling and live music.


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Josie Conway

Josie Conway

Junior Analyst


Josie has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Brighton and is currently studying a part-time MSc in Data Analytics.


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Lisa Tesfai

Lisa Tesfai

Experiment Architect


Lisa graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Sussex.


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Llewellyn Deeprose-Morrison

Llewellyn Deeprose-Morrison

Lead Experiment Architect


Llewellyn joined Mindlab in 2021. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick.


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Nia Clark

Nia Clark

Research Executive


Nia has a BA in English Language and Linguistics. She likes cooking, travelling, badminton, true crime documentaries and volunteering.


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Alara Kivilcim

Alara Kivilcim

Account Manager


Alara Kivilcim has a heavy sales, project managing, and client-relationship centred background. She has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Sussex.


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Thalie Knights

Thalie Knights

Randomness Manager


French bilingual Thalie has an MA in Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. When she is not singing for her supper, she works for Mindlab as our Administrator, dealing with random matters.


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Alaa Maygi

Alaa Maygi

Research Executive


Alaa has a BSc in Biomedical Science and a Msc in Global health with a focus on intersectional quantitative and qualitative research.


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Jasmin Dawson

Jasmin Dawson

Social Media Manager


Jasmin has a BA in English Language with Italian from the University of Reading and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Sussex.


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Patrick Murray

Patrick Murray

Financial Director


Patrick has a wealth of finance and business development experience gained whilst working in the Media, Transport and Logistics sectors.


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