Christopher Nugent


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 4530 Citations
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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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Research Output 2001 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

5G Communication: An Overview of Vehicle-to-Everything, Drones, and Healthcare Use-cases

Ullah, H., Gopalakrishnan Nair, N., Adrian, M., Nugent, CD., Muschamp, P. & Cuevas, M., 18 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 37251-37268 18 p., 6287639.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Base stations
Open Access
Chemical activation
Neural networks
Data fusion
Intelligent systems

An unobtrusive sensing solution for home based post-stroke rehabilitation.

Ekerete, I., Nugent, C. & McLaughlin, J., 24 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Patient rehabilitation
Hot Temperature

A Public Domain Dataset for Human Activity Recognition in Free-living Conditions

Cruciani, F., Sun, C., Zhang, S., Nugent, CD., Li, C., Song, S., Cheng, C., Cleland, I. & McCullagh, P., 21 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) The 2nd Workshop on advanced Technologies for Smarter Assisted Living solutions: Towards an open Smart Home infrastructure (SmarterAAL'19). p. 166-171 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Application programs

Comparing CNN and Human Crafted Features for Human Activity Recognition

Cruciani, F., Vafeiadis, A., Nugent, CD., Cleland, I., McCullagh, P., Votis, K., Giakoumis, D., Tzovaras, D., Chen, L. & Hamzaoui, R., 21 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) The 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Neural networks
Feature extraction
Deep learning
Big data


Impact Excellence Award for Research

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


honors and awards


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