We are committed to enabling change

 

Founded in 2014 by Deborah Werbner and Lisa Erickson, Ogenblik draws on its founder's rich background in well-being, psychology, design and business.  Ogenblik's team includes an active Board of Advisors with leaders in psychological research, clinical practice, technology and a freelance team of product design and technology experts.

 

Co-Founders

Lisa Erickson, a Stanford MBA, leads business development.  She has over 15 years experience in investment banking/health care finance.  While obtaining her BA in Psychology, Lisa conducted research for Dr. Martin Seligman on learned helplessness and depression.  Lisa is a registered osteopath and a founding partner in a London osteopathic practice.

Deborah Werbner, a MA in Art and Design, leads Ogenblik’s general research, design and creative development.  She is a designer/maker and her academic work focused on objects and memory, emotion, cognition and attachment. Deborah practiced law (JD) for over 15 years and has a BA degree in Child Development and Psychology.  In 2015 Deborah was awarded a grant from Creativeworks London to conduct co-design research with Professor Jonny Freeman, i2Media Research, Goldsmiths University.

We are delighted to welcome Lawrence Archard, a member of our Advisory Board, as Acting CTO.


Advisory Board

Ogenblik’s team includes an active Board of Advisors with leaders in psychological research, clinical practice, technology, and a freelance team of product design and technology experts.

Ogenblik’s Board of Advisors includes:

Dr. Ed Watkins, Professor of Psychology, Exeter University, Researcher and Clinician, Exeter Mood Disorders Centre.

Dr. Anne Hsu, Lecturer Queen Mary University, expertise computer science and psychology.

Lawrence Archard, Electronics and Internet of Things specialist, expertise in consumer electronics, embedded software and product development.  Lawrence is currently acting CTO.

Dr. Kyoko Murakami, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen.

 


Supporters

We have been fortunate to benefit from grants from CreativeWorks London and Nominet Trust.  We have also worked in collaboration with various departments of University College of London, including the Centre for Behaviour Change and the Clinical Health Psychology Department, as well as the Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Centre.  We have been selected for two years running to be part of the Cambridge Wireless Innovation Programme and are grateful for their generous support for our work.  In conjunction with the 2017 Cambridge Wireless International Conference, Cambridge Council collaborated with us in a mini-trial looking at the human input of OliTool with quantitative date from emission controls in the city of Cambridge.  We are also working with Professor Robert Derubeis and his students at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychology.  We are grateful for the encouragement provided by all our champions as we further develop OliTool. 

 

 

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