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Dr Alan Godfrey

Senior Lecturer

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 a portfolio of translational-based research supported by different funding agencies. He has published over 90 papers on these topics in various engineering and medical journals. He also publishes regularily at international conference proceedings. He serves as Editor, Associate Editor and International Advisory board member to Maturitias, Journal of NeuroEngineering & Rehabilitation and Physiological Measurement, respectively. 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

PGR Supervision

  • Fraser Young Towards a multi-modal, low-cost approach to gait assessment Start Date: 01/09/2020
  • Yunus Celik Evaluation of Gait and Muscle Activation Synergy in Neurological Disorders Using Wearable Sensors Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Graham Coulby Monitoring Building Occupants for Personalised Health and Wellbeing: Integration of Scalable Technologies Start Date: 12/04/2019

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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


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

Professional Activity

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Digital Health: Exploring Use and Integration of Wearables, Godfrey, A., Stuart, S. 1 May 2021
  • 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
  • Instrumenting traditional approaches to physical assessment, Powell, D., Celik, Y., Trojaniello , D., Young, F., Moore, J., Stuart, S., Godfrey, A. 1 May 2021, Digital Health, Elsevier
  • Sports medicine: bespoke player management, Stuart, S., Powell, D., Marshall, S., Clark, C., Martini, D., Johnson, W., Godfrey, A. 1 May 2021, Digital Health, Elsevier
  • A feasibility study towards instrumentation of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (iSCAT), Celik, Y., Powell, D., Woo, W., Stuart, S., Godfrey, A. 20 Jul 2020, 42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • 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. 1 Mar 2020, In: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • A scoping review of technological approaches to environmental monitoring, Coulby, G., Clear, A., Jones, O., Godfrey, A. 4 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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