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    Our Team

    Breathe Core

David Hill

David is a solution architect at Microsoft, though as a co-founder of Magic Bullet Ltd, he still finds time to lend his considerable experience in creating great software to Project Breathe. Most notably, his specialisms are in mobile app development and business analysis tools. As well as having run his own software consultancy, he’s delivered flagship projects for countless blue-chip clients, working with a variety of software platforms along the way.

His enthusiasm for mathematics, science and engineering also fuels his interests outside work. YouTube is a richer place for the many family Lego-build timelapse videos he’s directed; though more generally, he’s known as a bit of a film-buff.

Famously, Dave has a distinct fondness for Chinese cuisine.

Phil Hopkins

Phil is the delivery lead for Project Breathe. As part of our development team, he drives software quality through rigorous QA and review, bringing a keen eye to user experience and an energetic and focused approach to problem-solving.

A former DJ, educator and film director, his involvement with Project Breathe marks something of a return to the software industry, having started his professional life at Microsoft where he worked in roles ranging from programme management to software engineering. He also enjoyed a short stint in the music industry, before setting up his own media production company working on campaigns for clients such as BT, Siemens and Weight Watchers.

Phil is a keen runner, who still just about manages to play 7-a-side football once a week.

Kirsty Hill

Kirsty is the managing director of Magic Bullet Ltd. She leads the team responsible for delivering the technical solution for the Project Breathe clinical evaluation. Prior to joining Project Breathe, she ran a successful video production business, creating communications for a number of NHS trusts.

As the parent of a teenager with Cystic Fibrosis, Kirsty is obviously passionate about making a difference for people living with CF. But her broader enthusiasm for all things health-related has seen her take on a number of volunteer roles within her local healthcare trust at The Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Outside work, Kirsty is a busy mum with a flair for food, a developing enthusiasm for tennis and a dogged commitment to running.