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Dr Philip Heslop

Research Fellow

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Phil has a rich and varied history in Human Computer Interaction, Internet of Things, Informatics, Data Visualisation, Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Games.

He began his career as a games developer focusing on AI and graphics, then moved into academia where he managed Newcastle University's Virtual Reality facility for more than 10 years and a Fabrication Lab for more than 3 years.

His research career started in Educational Technology, and he was awarded his PhD in 2015. Since then he has worked on a wide range of projects from Educational Technology to Medical Informatics to Internet of Things.

He is currently working on the hiCraft project, exploring the links between Internet of Things and Digital Health.

Philip Heslop

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Phil is interested in engaging and empowering populations – especially the digitally marginalised - to understand and utilise the technology that impacts on their lives, in particular with their health and wellness, education and engagement with society. He is interested in working alongside participants, academics and industrial partners to enable, teach and develop technology-enabled experiences that deliver engagement and empowerment across a wide range of platforms, from IOT to web-apps to VR to tangible artefacts.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Classroom Technology Deployment Matrix: A Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Tool, Heslop, P., Kharrufa, A., Balaam, M., Leat, D. 15 Mar 2021
  • Developing a UK sarcopenia registry: recruitment and baseline characteristics of the SarcNet pilot, Witham, M., Heslop, P., Dodds, R., Clegg, A., Hope, S., McDonald, C., Smithard, D., Storey, B., Tan, A., Thornhill, A., Sayer, A. 11 Sep 2021, In: Age and Ageing
  • Effect of Angiotensin System Inhibitors on Physical Performance in Older People – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Caulfield, L., Heslop, P., Walesby, K., Sumukadas, D., Sayer, A., Witham, M. 1 Jun 2021, In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
  • Nutrition and Frailty: Opportunities for Prevention and Treatment, Lochlainn, M., Cox, N., Wilson, T., Hayhoe, R., Ramsay, S., Granic, A., Isanejad, M., Roberts, H., Wilson, D., Welch, C., Hurst, C., Atkins, J., Mendonça, N., Horner, K., Tuttiett , E., Morgan, Y., Heslop, P., Williams, E., Steves, C., Greig, C., Draper, J., Corish, C., Welch, A., Witham, M., Sayer, A., Robinson, S. 9 Jul 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Cooking as a Language Learning Task: On the Internet, Seedhouse, P., Heslop, P., Kharrufa, A. 1 May 2020, In: TESL-EJ
  • Making consent for electronic health and social care data research fit for purpose in the 21st century, Heslop, P., Davies, K., Sayer, A., Witham, M. 2 Jul 2020, In: BMJ Health and Care Informatics
  • Group tagging: Using video tagging to facilitate reflection on small group activities, Qarabash, H., Heslop, P., Kharrufa, A., Balaam, M., Devlin, M. 1 Jul 2019, In: British Journal of Educational Technology
  • Poster pullout: Linguacuisine, Seedhouse, P., Heslop, P., Kharrufa, A. Aug 2019


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