About us

In a third of cases cancer is discovered by chance in A&E. It’s a similar story for many life-threatening illnesses such as chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

Too often we don’t realise we’re seriously ill until something is discovered by accident – when it’s too late.

Our mission is to change this by bringing early detection to the comfort of our homes. This allows prompt medical treatment and radically improves chances of survival.

Many serious illnesses can be avoided altogether if we have access to key insights into our health. Early provides this information too, so we can make timely changes to our lifestyle.

We do this with devices that are accurate, easy to use and beautiful. In other words, devices that fit into our regular routines, so we can get on with our long and healthy lives.

Our team

We believe the partnership between design, science and technology creates products which people use and love. We are a team of leading designers, scientists and engineers reinventing home testing.

D-J Collins

Co-Founder, CEO

D-J has worked for and advised many of the world’s most successful technology companies on their storytelling including Google, Meta and Amazon.

Thomas Heatherwick

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Thomas is one of the UK’s most prolific designers, whose varied work over two decades is characterised by its originality, inventiveness and humanity.

Stuart Wood

Group Leader

With a background in industrial Design and clear focus on innovation and technology, Stuart has led on some of Heatherwick Studio’s most iconic projects.

Isobel Steer

Lead, Biochemistry

Isobel has worked on biosensors in both translational academic & startup environments. She specialises in developing minimally-invasive medical testing.

Tom Glover

Lead, Product

Tom leads the design and production of products at Heatherwick Studio and Early. He is interested in ways design can humanise technology.

John Rippeth

Senior Scientist

John has 25 years experience in diagnostic product development, both in industry and technology consulting. An expert in biosensors his expertise lies on translating concepts to real life products.

Ian Ng


Ian is a designer at Heatherwick Studio and Early, where he designs and develops products and objects.

Riannah Deniran-Alleyne

Operations Manager

Riannah has worked in the biotechnology industry for over 8 years and joins early as operations manager.

Owen Griffiths


Owen has worked on medical devices in both industry and academia. He specialises in biofluid sensors for diagnostic purposes.

Ruth Taunton

Software Engineer

After starting her career at Google, Ruth has spent the last 6 years building patient monitoring and early warning systems. She is passionate about harnessing technology to widen access to evidence-based medicine.

Dwija Thakar

Process Scientist

Bioengineer with expertise in product development studies. Passionate about improving people’s lives by working with cutting-edge technology.

Key scientific partners

Our scientific partners bring unrivalled scientific and engineering experience to the team.

Mark Emberton

Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science at UCL

Mark Emberton is Professor of Interventional Oncology within the Division of Surgery. He is clinically active and holds the position of Honorary Consultant Urologist at UCLH where he works as a specialist in prostate cancer.

Yiannis Ventikos

Dean of Engineering, Monash University

Yiannis has worked for twenty five years on technology development for unmet clinical needs. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


We are proud to be supported by three of the world’s leading venture capital firms.


We don’t currently have any vacancies, but if you are excited by our mission and think you can help us, please send a CV and cover letter to jobs@earlyhealth.com

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Contact us

To find out more, please contact us at info@earlyhealth.com

Early Health Ltd
2nd Floor, Northdown House
21 Northdown Street
N1 9BN