Naomi Mwasambili has over 10 years experience designing, implementing and evaluating health and mental health programmes within the UK and Internationally. She is the CEO of Chanua, trustee of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and conducts research at the University of Liverpool in the areas of Digital Mental Health.
She was included in the Business Clouds list of women trailblazers in tech in the UK and is listed on the 100 wise women working in social business by pioneers post. She has won a range of social innovation awards and has co-lead the UK implementation of Hacking Health part of a Global Network of Healthcare innovators.
She is a Wellcome Trust public engagement awardee and co-created the Neuro Champions programme that trains young leaders in Mental Health through training them in areas of the Brain, Mental Health and Technology. Her team at Chanua have developed a range of products, training and services driven by play and gamification that work to prevent and reduce the impact of mental ill health.
As researcher she is in interested in digital health, games and play in healthcare innovation, children and young peoples mental health, social business, culturally appropriate psychological therapies and global health.
Her previous experience includes working as a psychological therapist and development worker in various Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Services in the UK National Health Service (NHS) delivering evidence based psychological therapies and developing community based and culturally adapted therapies for Black, Asian and migrant communities in the UK.
She worked in radio production for the BBC and passes forward her experiences through her role as entrepreneur in residence at London Southbank University and mentors a range of start up businesses.