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Dr Alan Godfrey

Senior Lecturer

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Dr Godfrey is a Senior Lecturer as well as Deputy REF lead for the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. 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 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 (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


  • 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
  • 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
  • BioMeT and algorithm challenges, Godfrey, A., Goldsack, J., Tenaerts, P., Coravos, A., Aranda, C., Hussain, A., Barreto, M., Young, F., Vitório, R. 12 Jun 2020, In: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
  • Fall risk assessment in the wild: A critical examination of wearable sensors use in free-living conditions, Nouredanesh, M., Godfrey, A., Howcroft, J., Lemaire, E., Tung, J. 28 May 2020, In: Gait and Posture
  • First-person Vision-based Assessment of Fall Risks in The Wild, Towards Fall Prevention in Older Adults, Nouredanesh, M., Godfrey, A., Tung, J. 2 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Computational Vision and Imaging Systems
  • Fit-for-Purpose Biometric Monitoring Technologies, 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. 25 Aug 2020, In: Clinical and Translational Science
  • Gait analysis in neurological populations: Progression in the use of wearables, Celik, Y., Stuart, S., Woo, W., Godfrey, A. 13 Nov 2020, In: Medical Engineering and Physics

PGR Supervision

  • Fraser Young Start: 01/09/2020
  • Dylan Powell Start: 01/10/2019
  • Yunus Celik Start: 01/10/2019
  • Graham Coulby Start: 12/04/2019

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