Amrit graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and minor in Biology from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2020. He became a kinesiologist because he has a deep desire to help those who are facing injuries or complications return to their normal lives. After his experience working with multiple clients with stroke and brain injury, Amrit gravitated towards neuro-rehab as he knew he wanted to help those facing neurological challenges and conditions. This led him to join the Surrey Neuroplasticity Clinic.
Amrit is super excited to be a part of the health-tech world, as he will be implementing and helping develop cutting-edge technology to make a difference in people’s lives. His current role is to provide rehabilitation services alongside a team of allied health professionals.
As a Research Associate with the Centre for Neurology Studies (CNS) at HealthTech Connex, Katherine facilitates clinical trials with a focus on neurorehabilitation. She has a strong background in both neuroscience research and clinical practice, with an M.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. Her experiences in research and clinical practice fostered her interest in translational neuroscience and motivation to bridge the bench-to-bedside gap. At the CNS, Katherine strives to advance rehabilitation methods and outcomes for individuals with neurological impairment who might otherwise slip through the cracks.
Dr. Venu Karapareddy is an Addiction Psychiatrist in Vancouver and Surrey, BC, Canada who specializes in occupational psychiatry, addictions and comorbid conditions. Dr. Karapareddy has over twenty years of experience in mental health and addictions treatments.
Dr. Karapareddy is a physician leader who is passionate about providing and developing innovative care solutions for those with Mental health, addictions, pain and cognitive issues. He is trained in the UK and holds membership in the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Karapareddy has over twenty years of experience in mental health and addictions treatments. He worked in Wales and England as a Psychiatrist. During his time as a Consultant Addictions Psychiatrist with Mersey Care NHS trust in Liverpool, he was responsible for running a busy inner-city community and inpatient detox (Drug and alcohol services). Since moving to Vancouver, he has provided his concurrent disorder expertise to varies areas within Vancouver Coastal Health such Vancouver General Hospital, community mental health teams, Vancouver Daytox and Detox); and Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) at BC Centre for Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS).
As Vice-President of Product and Lead Scientist at HealthTech Connex Inc., Bimal Lakhani leads the translation of research into advanced neurotechnologies and medical devices. Passionate about brain structure, neuroplasticity, and neurorehabilitation, he brings more than a decade of experience in academic research and development to the team – including a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Toronto, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of British Columbia’s Brain Behaviour Lab.
In his current role, Bimal works closely with scientists, clinicians, engineers, and industry partners to apply research findings and develop novel techniques, products and practices for global impact in brain assessments. This includes strategic, tactical, and operational planning, product development, device rollout management, and implementation of intellectual property guidelines and quality assurance programs.
Complimentary to his skills in knowledge translation and product development, Bimal is also known around the office for his love of sports, music and cheeseburgers – when he’s not immersed the latest brain research, you are likely to find him cheering on all Toronto based sports teams (Go Leafs and Raptors!) and wandering around the city critiquing which restaurant has the best burger patty to bun ratio.
Shaun Fickling joins HealthTech Connex as our Senior R&D Scientist, while completing his PhD in Neurotechnology at Simon Fraser University. With a background in Biomedical Engineering, Shaun already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
A self-described “enthusiastic generalist”, Shaun is particularly passionate about creating new medical technologies around brain disorders, mental health, and sports injuries. His PhD research is on portable neuroimaging methods to advance the diagnosis and monitoring of concussions.
At at HealthTech Connex, Shaun is responsible for developing novel research programs, designs, and prototypes in collaboration with scientific and R&D teams.
Outside of work, you’ll find that Shaun is not only an avid science-fiction reader, outdoor adventurer and urban farmer, but also the undisputed king of Jenga.