• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Chris is the Head of School of Computing and holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is based within the School of Computing and Mathematics at Ulster University.He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and DPhil in Biomedical Engineering both from Ulster University. Chris joined the University as a Research Fellow in 1999 and was appointed as Lecture in Computer Science in 2000. Following this he held positions of Senior Lecture and Reader within the Faculty of Computing and Engineering before his appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2008. In 2016 he was awarded the Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship from Ulster University,His research within biomedical engineering addresses the themes of the development and evaluation of technologies to support ambient assisted living. Specifically, this has involved research in the topics of mobile based reminding solutions, activity recognition and behaviour modelling and more recently technology adoption modelling. He has published extensively in these areas with papers spanning theoretical, clinical and biomedical engineering domains. He has been a grant holder of Research Projects funded by National, European and International funding bodies.Chris is the Group Leader of the Smart Environments Research Group and also the co-PI of the Connected Health Innovation Centre at Ulster University.

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    Impact Excellence Award for Research

    Joseph Rafferty (Recipient), Jonathan Synnott (Recipient), CD Nugent (Recipient), I Cleland (Recipient) & The Lava Group (Recipient), 4 May 2018


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    Change Detection in Human Physical Activities

    Author: Khan, N., Jan 2018

    Supervisor: Zhang, S. (Supervisor), Mc Clean, S. I. (Supervisor) & Nugent, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace: Using Digital Health Technology

    Author: Stephenson, A., 1 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Murphy, M. H. (Supervisor), Nugent, C. (Supervisor), McDonough, S. (Supervisor) & Mair, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Semantic Web Technologies in the Provision of Personalised Patient Education

    Author: Quinn, S., Apr 2018

    Supervisor: Nugent, C. (Supervisor) & Bond, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis