Personal profile

Overview

I have a background in Computer Science and Nursing and have worked previously in interventional cardiology and subsequently authored several medical text books on electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. I also have experience working as a software engineer/app developer in industry. I completed my PhD in Computer Science using eye-tracking and computational techniques to examine how practitioners interpret ECGs. Since then I have worked at the University of Manchester as a Data Scientist/Research Software Engineer before becoming a lecturer of Health Data Science in the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health. My research interests include the application of technology to healthcare and health related mobile application interventions. I am currently the programme director for the Clinical Data Science programme which is currently in development.

Further information

Email: alan.davies-2@manchester.ac.uk

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Computer Society (BCS) Professional member (MBCS)
  • Senior fellow Advance HE (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Associate member Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI)
  • Committee member University Research Ethics Committee (UREC)
  • BI Focus Development Group 
  • Research IT Strategy and Change Management Board

Teaching

Programme director: PGCert Clinical Data Science (in development)

Module lead/tutor:

MSc Health Informatics (joint award UCL/UoM)

  • Usable Health Systems Design
  • Modern Information Engineering

MSc Health Data Science

  • Modern Information Engineering
  • Understanding Data & Decision Making
  • Health Information Systems & Technologies 

Introduction to Clinical Bioinformatics 2

  • Computing for Bioinformatics

Former Teaching Assistant:

Undergraduate Computer Science courses

  • Introduction to programming in Java
  • Software enginnering
  • User Experience 

Postgraduate Computer Science course

  • Agile and Test-Driven Development 

Qualifications

  • PhD Computer Science (University of Manchester)
  • PGCert Higher Education (University of Manchester)
  • BSc (HONS) RN in Nursing Science (Birmingham City University)

Prizes and awards

  • Winner of the inagual Health Care awards (Birmingham City University) 2007
  • British Medical Association (BMA) medical book award (health and social care category) 2011
  • School of Computer Science best poster prize. Research symposium 2015

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • QA76 Computer software
  • RT Nursing
  • LB2300 Higher Education

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute

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