Our Team

Blending together engineering, nueroscience, sports science, mathematics & dental prosthetics is not simple.

Born out of two years of Research and Development, HitIQ Australia was launched in the belief that a shift towards data driven decision making was the only path to progress for the sports concussion challenge facing both the elite and grassroots level.
Concussions are now an enormous public health problem.

Developing the right product, producing the right data & making meaningful insights into that data to ensure the appropriate response and subsequent management to head impacts is what our cutting edge team is dedicated to delivering. The current observational method employed has proven itself ineffective in providing the necessary care to our children and athletes alike.

Our team is the driving force behind turning our concept into a reality. We proudly stand behind our product and have put the smartest brains and the most passionate of hearts to this solution.

Research Director / PhD
With a career spanning over 20 years and producing over 100 scientific publications in sports/exercise science, sports medicine & neurophysiology, Alan has been recognised internationally and featured in many reports across the Read More
Alan PearceResearch Director / PhD

With a career spanning over 20 years and producing over 100 scientific publications in sports/exercise science, sports medicine & neurophysiology, Alan has been recognised internationally and featured in many reports across the world.

Engineering Lead / PhD
With over 30+ years experience in robotics, software & hardware design, David brings a deep understanding of complex engineering succeeding in real world application.
David AustinEngineering Lead / PhD

With over 30+ years experience in robotics, software & hardware design, David brings a deep understanding of complex engineering succeeding in real world application.

Communications Director
Experienced Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor with over 25 years’ experience specialising in elite sport, with an outstanding media network.
Ian CouttsCommunications Director

Experienced Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Advisor with over 25 years’ experience specialising in elite sport, with an outstanding media network.

Co Founder / Technical Director / MDentTech (Qld) 2007
With 18 years’ experience in the dental industry and a Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics, Lucas is founder/director of Dentistry Plus, Dentures Plus and co-founder/director of Game Guardian.
Lucas LangCo Founder / Technical Director / MDentTech (Qld) 2007

With 18 years’ experience in the dental industry and a Master of Dental Technology in Prosthetics, Lucas is founder/director of Dentistry Plus, Dentures Plus and co-founder/director of Game Guardian.

Legal / Advisory / Shelston IP
Matthew practises in the field of electrical and information technology related patents and IP. As a registered patent attorney, Matthew specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and the Read More
Matthew WardLegal / Advisory / Shelston IP

Matthew practises in the field of electrical and information technology related patents and IP. As a registered patent attorney, Matthew specialises in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and the provision of IP-focused strategy to assist in the commercialisation of consumer electronic devices technologies.

Co Founder / Managing Director / MSci
Mike has over 8 years experience in managing elite Sport Science programs and was previously Managing Director of Game Guardian, one of Australia’s largest custom mouth guard manufacturers.
Mike VegarCo Founder / Managing Director / MSci

Mike has over 8 years experience in managing elite Sport Science programs and was previously Managing Director of Game Guardian, one of Australia’s largest custom mouth guard manufacturers.

CFO / CA
Acting CFO from inception, Phil is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years corporate and public sector experience.
Phil CarulliCFO / CA

Acting CFO from inception, Phil is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years corporate and public sector experience.