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Dr Alan Godfrey

Associate Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Dr Godfrey is lead for his departments Digital Health & Wellbeing research group as well as Deputy REF lead. He 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. 

His major research is in algorithms for data science and analytics in healthcare. This includes areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining and multidimensional signal processing. He has published over 100 papers on those topics in various engineering and medical journals from a portfolio of translational-based research. He serves as Deputy Editor for npj/Nature Digital Medicine, Editor for Maturitias and Associate Editor for Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation. He is an International Advisory board member for Physiological Measurement. Dr Godfrey is a Member of the Institution Engineering Technology (MIET) and Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (SMIEEE). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Alan Godfrey

Campus Address

Room 307
CiS Building

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
  • Gender parity in peer assessment of team software development projects, Crick, T., Prickett, T., Bradnum, J., Godfrey, A. 6 Jan 2022, CEP 2022, New York, ACM
  • Staying UpRight in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot study of a novel wearable postural intervention, Stuart, S., Godfrey, A., Mancini, M. 1 Jan 2022, In: Gait and Posture
  • Acceleration Gait Measures as Proxies for Motor Skill of Walking: A Narrative Review, Dasgupta, P., Van Swearingen,, J., Godfrey, A., Redfern, M., Montero-Odasso, M., Sejdic, E. 1 Mar 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Developing and exploring a methodology for multi-modal indoor and outdoor gait assessment, Celik, Y., Powell, D., Woo, W., Stuart, S., Godfrey, A. 16 Jul 2021, 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Digital Health: Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables, Godfrey, A., Stuart, S. 1 May 2021
  • Exploring inertial-based wearables for objective monitoring in sports related concussion: A single-subject report, Powell, D., Stuart, S., Godfrey, A. 13 Oct 2021, In: Physical Therapy
  • Fall risk assessment in the wild: A critical examination of wearable sensor use in free-living conditions, Nouredanesh, M., Godfrey, A., Howcroft, J., Lemaire, E., Tung, J. 1 Mar 2021, In: Gait and Posture
  • Fit-for-Purpose Biometric Monitoring Technologies: Leveraging the Laboratory Biomarker Experience, Godfrey, A., Vandendriessche, B., Bakker, J., Fitzer-Attas, C., Gujar, N., Hobbs, M., Liu, Q., Northcott, C., Parks, V., Wood, W., Zipunnikov, V., Wagner, J., Izmailova, E. 1 Jan 2021, In: Clinical and Translational Science
  • Gait analysis in neurological populations: Progression in the use of wearables, Celik, Y., Stuart, S., Woo, W., Godfrey, A. 1 Jan 2021, In: Medical Engineering and Physics
  • Gait Impairment in Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review, Dever, A., Powell, D., Graham, L., Mason, R., Das, J., Marshall, S., Vitório, R., Godfrey, A., Stuart, S. 8 Dec 2021, In: Sensors

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Graham Coulby Monitoring building occupants for personalised health and wellbeing: Use of scalable technologies Start Date: 12/04/2019
  • Jason Moore Deep Learning Approach to Video Based Terrain Classification Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Fraser Young Towards a multi-modal, low-cost approach to gait assessment Start Date: 01/09/2020
  • Yunus Celik Instrumenting gait in neurological disorders: Multi-modal approach using wearables Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Graham Coulby Monitoring Building Occupants for Personalised Health and Wellbeing: Integration of Scalable Technologies Start Date: 12/04/2019 End Date: 24/09/2021


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

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