Philia Labs Gold Standard Physiological Stress Biomarker

About Philia Labs

Our team of experts and world leading professionals has significant experience in the innovation, development and commercialisation of digital products, having worked with well-known companies including IMEC, Pfizer, IBM, USFDA, CSIRO and Monash University.

The Philia Team

Gyan Barik | CEO Philia Labs

Gyan Barik

Chief Executive Officer

Significant experience in business management, and building digital products and teams globally.

David Lester

Strategy; Medical Affairs

Ex-Pfizer, FDA and academia, numerous start-ups and product commercialisations.

Melanie White | Philia Labs

Melanie White

Head of Growth & Engagement

Coaching & leadership; 4 start-ups in 3 industries, Board-certified coach (NBHWC).

Dilpreet Buxi

VP Research

Multiple patents for wearable sensors and analytics in academia and industry.

Alexander Senior

VP Product Engineering

Develops and monitors complex systems; Project and Quality Management.

Nick Mellor | Engineer, Philia Labs

Nick Mellor

Integration Engineer

Combines engineering and physiology to create solutions for physiological afflictions.

Non-Executive Directors

Mark Phillps

Non-Executive Director

Teva Pharmaceuticals, ex-ResMed executive, MedTech startups; clinical trial and commercialisation.

Alex Fowkes | Philia Labs Non Executive Director

Alex Fowkes

Non-Executive Director

Former Chief Strategy Officer (Wuxi), Strategy and R&D (Pfizer), corporate and commercial roles in biotech and MedTech.

Our Advisors

MS. Emma Cushing

NSW Health Engagement

NSW Health Project Manager; ex-Business and Clinical Development Strategy roles in MedTech and Pharmaceuticals.

Ms. RAjna Bogdanovic

Clinical Psychologist

Co-founder of KYND Wellness and First Response Health, Stress, anxiety, PTSD in NZ Police and Fire & Emergency.

MR. Ben Steer

Pharmaceutical / Health Technology Executive

Experienced senior marketing leader & extensive experience in biotech, business development and marketing strategy.

Dr. Alexandra Crosswell

Assistant Prof. Psychiatry UCSF Weill Inst. Neurosci.

Exec. Dir. of NIA-funded Stress Measurement Network; enhancing precision of psychosocial stress measurement.

Dr. Vinyak Smith

Clinical Scientist and Innovator

Clinician and scientist at Monash University; medical device innovation, healthcare strategy, commercialization of technology, VC advisory.

Dr Lauren Whitehurst UKTY


Assistant Prof. Psychology UKTY Cognitive Science

Researches body-brain interaction, regulatory effects on cognition, and use of app-based tech for mental health concerns.

Jaspal Narulla Advisor

Mr. Jaspal Narulla

Businessman and Investor in Biomedical, Pharma & Fintech

47 years experienced businessman with wide networks; verticals in nutraceuticals, Biotech Pharmaceuticals; global investments

Our vision is to prevent chronic stress from becoming a mental health crisis with accurate, specific biomarker and analytics that can help predict and protect mental health.