To enable those with hearing loss to live a life without limits, and hear a world of sound. Hemideina takes inspiration from nature to provide solutions for human hearing. It is our mission to be a trusted source of innovation for those with hearing loss.

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Dr Liz Williams

co-founder, director & chief executive officer

Liz has experience in commercialisation and the lean startup methodology. Having mentored early stage start-ups through customer validation and product-market fit, Liz brings this understanding to Hemideina.

Liz has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, and was awarded the BioMelbourne Network Emerging Woman in Leadership Award, 2018.


Dr Kate Lomas

co-founder, director & Chief Scientific Officer

Kate is the inventor of the Hemideina technology, having taken inspiration from the insect world. Kate holds a PhD in biophysics from Auckland University, and is one of only a handful of experts in the field, worldwide.

Kate was a finalist for the New Zealand PM’s Prize for Science, and a finalist for the L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship.

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Andrew Maxwell

chairman elect

Andrew brings a wealth of experience in the med tech sector, taking products from ideation to market. He is the former CEO of Global Kinetics, current Director of the BioMelbourne Network, Board Chair of TMS Clinics Australia and Director of MediBio Ltd.

Andrew is managing director of Chatsworth Associates, which provides advice in capital raising and commercial strategy.