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Centre members

The Smart Technology Advancements for Health and Rehabilitation experts include:

Directors

Professor Dido Green
Professor Dido Green
Centre Co-Director, Professor in Occupational Therapy
Dido has experience as Head of Department within the NHS, acute and community services, for over 15 years (most recently in 2017). Dido has led an international interdisciplinary team using advanced MRI, 3D and Virtual reality technologies to understand neuroplasticity and brain and behaviour relationships in childhood disability leading to QR publications. In 2012, she co-founded as Research Director, a successful award winning social enterprise, Breathe Arts Health Research (BAHR). BAHR was a spin off of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, which was built on the success of Dido’s research integrating the arts into therapeutic interventions. Dido has over 25 years of developing junior clinical and research staff as Head of Department, graduate student Supervisor. Dido has set on a number of award/funding panels including King’s College London Biomedical Research Centre’s Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Awards panel and promotions panels for Brunel University London, Queens College, CUNY and Canada Research Chair. Dido has reviewed for funding panels nationally and internationally, including MRC and NIHR programmes, Belgium’s FWO, Netherlands NOW, Austrian Science Fund and France; Foundation Motrice Paralysie Cerebrale. Dido is Associate Editor of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and Translational Research in Rehabilitation (Speciality section Frontiers in Rehabilitation) and editor of Physical and Occupational in Pediatrics.
Dr Marco Davare
Dr Marco Davare
Centre Co-Director, Reader in Physiotherapy
Marco has over 10 years of experience developing his own research lab and leading on research projects at UCL and KU Leuven (Belgium). His work is recognised by receipt of prestigious awards, in particular the David Phillips BBSRC fellowship, and successful supervision of post-graduate and PhD Students. Marco’s expertise in neuroscience foundations for movement have integrated and developed technologies to pioneer advancements in Virtual Reality and robotics to increase knowledge of human performance. He is regularly invited for keynote lectures at prestigious overseas institutions and international conferences. His work has been published in high impact journals and is H-index is currently 24. Marco brings inspirational leadership to the group’s fundamental science innovation and development. He is also in a position to support collaborations and identification of opportunities for collaboration in Health Sciences as HS research director.
Professor Simon Taylor
Professor Simon Taylor
Adjunct Director, Professor - Computer Science
Simon leads the Modelling and Simulation Group in DCS with over 20 years developing and leading a cutting edge research and development facility that is the cornerstone in simulation infrastructure development with UK and European industry as well as supporting exciting student projects (including, for example, the Simulation Exploration Experience with NASA and Hillingdon Hospital with the Cumberland Initiative). Simon is a top 100 scientist in Computer Science/Simulation (top 5 UK). He has experience of liaising and identifying collaborations in CS and the rest of the college as CS research director and has a proven track record working with industry/brainstorming innovation. Further, as Vice Dean (International), he will assist identification of possible international programme links through liaison with other Vice Dean (International)s. His work has led to major cost savings in industry. He reviews regularly for international conferences and journals. He is the Modelling Methodology Track Chair of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference and Chair of the 2015 ACM Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation. He has been keynote at major international conferences. Simon brings experience of chairing committees, research leadership and engaging with industry and development of patents and standards.
Professor Joy Conway
Professor Joy Conway
Adjunct Director, Professor - Health Sciences
Joy is Professor of Respiratory Sciences at the Centre for Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, at Brunel University London. Joy has a strong interest in lung disease, the care of those with lung disease, respiratory physiology and pathophysiology, inhaled aerosols and inhaler devices, and lung imaging. Following qualification as a chartered physiotherapist and a Masters in Rehabilitation (University of Southampton), her PhD (University of Southampton) investigated the use of three-dimensional lung imaging techniques to quantify inhaled aerosol deposition in the lung and structural and functional changes that occur with disease. Joy then progressed through to a personal Chair at the University of Southampton in 2009. In 2019 Joy was appointed as Professor of Respiratory Sciences at Brunel University London. Joy is also the national research lead for advancing practice for Health Education England (2019 -) and maintains visiting Professor status with the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre for Respiratory and Critical Care (2019 -). Joy sits on several funding panels including the European Commission and Belgium’s FWO. She has taken up sabbaticals at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and The Wollcock Centre of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia; the latter as part of a Winston Churchill travel Fellowship. Joy has extensive expertise in multi-modality, clinical imaging technologies and taking innovations to prototype and patent development. She brings experience in the integration of advanced technologies in healthcare, bridging the academic and health divide. Joy has acted as scientific advisor to several companies and was one of the founders and a Director of Ockham Biotech Ltd.

 

Founding members

Dr Anastasia Anagnostou
Dr Anastasia Anagnostou
Computer Sciences Intelligent decision support Health care (inc. pandemic crisis prediction and management)
Dr Hatim Abdulhussein
Dr Hatim Abdulhussein
Senior Lecturer, Physician Associate AI And Robotics workstream at Health Education England
Dr Nadine Aburumman
Dr Nadine Aburumman
Lecturer, Computer Sciences, Virtual Reality/Immersion/Deformable bodies
Dr Crina Grosan
Dr Crina Grosan
Senior Lecturer, Computer Sciences, Machine Learning
Dr Wendy Martin
Dr Wendy Martin
Senior Lecturer Public Health, Ageing and the Digital and Every Day life
Dr Sushmita Mohapatra
Dr Sushmita Mohapatra
Lecturer Occupational Therapy
Dr Alexander Nowicky
Dr Alexander Nowicky
Senior Lecturer, Rehabilitation
Dr Mellissa Prunty
Dr Mellissa Prunty
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Dr Adam Lewis
Dr Adam Lewis
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Professor Claire Turner
Professor Claire Turner
Professor/Vice Dean Education, Data analytics – biomarkers disease modelling
Dr Fang Wang
Dr Fang Wang
Senior Lecturer - Computer Sciences
Ms Jou Yin Teoh
Ms Jou Yin Teoh
Lecturer (Education) in Occupational Therapy

 

Affiliate members and collaborators

Researchers

  • Dr Elmar Kal, Research Fellow Physiotherapy and Physician Associate CHMLS

Plus

  • Professor Olwyn Westwood, Medical School, Simulation in Medical Education
  • Professor Mike Ferenczi, Medical School, AI and Smart Technologies

 Affiliated Members and Collaborators

  • Dr Aliah Shaheen,
  • Dr Dan Bishop, Senior Lecturer Psychology, LEAP Lab
  • Dr David Broadbent, LEAP Lab
  • Dr Adam Cocks LEAP Lab
  • Dr Lesley Collier, Reader Occupational Therapy, Senior Surfers
  • Dr David Bell,
  • Dr Allan Tucker,
  • Dr Chris Cox
  • Dr Marios Angelides,
  • Professor Abdul Sadka
  • Professor John Cosmas
  • Professor George Ghinea, Computer Science, multisensory media
  • Dr Andra Ivanescu, Lecturer in Games Studies Arts and Humanities,  CBASS. Game Design
  • Dr Ivan Girina, Lecturer in Games Design, CBASS
  • Dr Carolyn Dunford, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, Technologies in Evaluation/Evidence based practice
  • Professor Steven Langdon, CEDPS, Mathematics
  • Dr Cherry Kilbride
  • Professor Kate Hone
  • Professor Dominik Havsteen-Franklin, Professor of Practice Arts

Business support/Innovation Management

  • Dr Monomita Nandy – Reader, Accounting and Finance, Clinical Health Pathway/ Commissioning development projects
  • Dr Michael Joseph – Business Development Health and Med Tech; supporting engagement with industry