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Dr Alan Godfrey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Dr Godfrey received his BEng in electronic engineering and PhD in biomedical electronics from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He also holds the MBA from Newcastle University stemming from his interests in innovation and industry engagement. 

His major research is in algorithms for data science and analytics. This includes areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining and multidimensional signal processing. He has a large portfolio of healthcare-based research supported by different funding agencies. He has published over 70 papers on these topics in various engineering and medical journals as well as international conference proceedings. He serves as Editor, Associate Editor and International Advisory board member to Maturitias, Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation and Physiological Measurement, respectively. He is an active participant for organising international conferences and workshops. Dr Godfrey is a Member of the Institution Engineering Technology (IET) and Member of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).

Alan Godfrey

Campus Address

Room 307
CiS Building


  • Business Administration MBA August 31 2017
  • Electronics PhD November 06 2008
  • Engineering BEng June 28 2004
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Bioinformatics, Connected Health, Healthcare Technology, Sports Technology, Wearable Systems

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Analysis of free-living gait in older adults with and without Parkinson's disease and with and without a history of falls, Del Din, S., Galna, B., Godfrey, A., Bekkers, E., Pelosin, E., Nieuwhof, F., Mirelman, A., Hausdorff, J., Rochester, L. Apr 2019, In: Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
  • Are Accelerometer-based Functional Outcome Assessments Feasible and Valid After Treatment for Lower Extremity Sarcomas?, Furtado, S., Godfrey, A., Del Din, S., Rochester, L., Gerrand, C. 31 Jul 2019, In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • A systematic review of feasibility studies promoting the use of mobile technologies in clinical research, Bakker, J., Goldsack, J., Clarke, M., Coravos, A., Geoghegan, C., Godfrey, A., Heasley, M., Karlin, D., Manta, C., Peterson, B., Ramirez, E., Sheth, N., Bruno, A., Bullis, E., Wareham, K., Zimmerman, N., Forrest, A., Wood, W. Dec 2019, In: npj Digital Medicine
  • Chasing feet in the wild, Nouredanesh, M., Li, A., Godfrey, A., Hoey, J., Tung, J. 23 Jan 2019, Computer Vision – ECCV 2018, Springer
  • Engineering Human Gait and the Potential Role of Wearable Sensors to Monitor Falls, Sejdić, E., Godfrey, A., McIlroy, ., Montero-Odasso, M. Oct 2019, Falls and Cognition in Older Persons, Springer
  • Eye-tracker algorithms to detect saccades during static and dynamic tasks, Stuart, S., Hickey, A., Vitório, R., Welman, K., Foo, S., Keen, D., Godfrey, A. 25 Feb 2019, In: Physiological Measurement
  • Focus collection on Modern Approaches for Sports Medicine and Performance, Stuart, S., Johnston, W., Caulfield, B., Godfrey, A. 30 Sep 2019, In: Physiological Measurement
  • Gait Asymmetry Post-Stroke: Determining Valid and Reliable Methods Using a Single Accelerometer Located on the Trunk, Buckley, C., Micó Amigo, E., Dunne-Willows, M., Godfrey, A., Hickey, A., Lord, S., Del Din, S., Moore, S. 19 Dec 2019, In: Sensors
  • Inertial wearables as pragmatic tools in dementia, Godfrey, A., Brodie, M., van Schooten, K., Nouredanesh, M., Stuart, S., Robinson, L. 1 Sep 2019, In: Maturitas

PGR Supervision

  • Dylan Powell Start: 01/10/2019
  • Yunus Celik Start: 01/10/2019
  • Graham Coulby Start: 12/04/2019


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