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Dr Alan Godfrey

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 80 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. 12 Jun 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. 6 Jun 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
  • 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 to Sports Medicine and Performance, Stuart, S., Johnston, W., Caulfield, B., Godfrey, A. 22 Aug 2019, In: Physiological Measurement
  • 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
  • Introducing the thematic series on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for motor rehabilitation, Vitorio, R., Stuart, S., Charvet, L., Godfrey, A. 4 Mar 2019, In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
  • Tech world and medicine come together to harness digital medicine, Godfrey, A., Stuart, S., Tenaerts, P. 1 Sep 2019, In: Maturitas
  • The challenges of teaching a Computer Science Capstone team project to a large cohort of undergraduate students, Prickett, T., Godfrey, A. 4 Jul 2019

PGR Supervision

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


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