Expert Team

Clyde’s team is unparalleled in its experience in cardiac electrophysiology, service development and delivery. Together, the team has more than 100 years of combined experience in designing and delivering cardiac safety studies.
Godfrey Smith

Godfrey Smith

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder

Godfrey provides scientific leadership to the company through his role as CSO and Director. Godfrey co-founded the company in 2012 and has been responsible for its scientific development since that time. Godfrey is Professor of Cardiac Physiology with a research track record in cardiac electrophysiology.

Chris Wardhaugh

Chris Wardhaugh

COO

An experienced biotech executive, Chris brings experience from the pharmaceutical industry to Clyde’s executive team. His background includes commercial roles in pharmaceutical companies of all sizes, as well as senior management experience in one of the world’s leading contract research organisations.

Francis Burton

Francis Burton

Head of Software and Modeling & Co-Founder

Francis designed and developed the software behind CellOPTIQ. In addition to his work for Clyde, Francis is a lecturer in cardiovascular physiology at the University of Glasgow. His primary research interest is in discovering the mechanisms of arrhythmias in healthy and diseased hearts by imaging dynamic cellular processes with millisecond resolution at tissue and whole-organ levels. He has an active role in developing and advising on advanced imaging systems and associated software for the company.