Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor, FREng, OBE


Personal profile


I received my BSc in physics and PhD in computer image analysis from the University of Manchester, in 1967 and 1972 respectively. I currently have University-wide roles as Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Manchester Informatics. My academic appointment is joint between Informatics, Imaging & Data Science in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, where my research group is based, and the School of Computer Science, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, where I was Head of School 2004 – 2008.

My core research is in computer vision and medical image analysis – with a central interest in developing generic methods to underpin practical applications in medicine, industry, and commerce – but I also have broader interests in informatics, data science and connected health. I have a long history of involvement in technology transfer, establishing long-term partnerships with industry, and spinning out five new companies. I was awarded an OBE in 2000 for contributions to Foresight and Health Informatics and was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association in 2003, Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition in 2004, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006, Fellow of the (International) Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention (MICCAI) Society in 2009, and was the 3rd recipient of the MICCAI Enduring Impact Award in 2011.  I am currently chair of the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Strategic Advisory Team.

Research interests

Computer Vision

Medical Image Analysis

  • Mammography
  • Bone and Joint imaging (OA, RA)
  • Nailfold Capillaroscopy

Face Recognition/Analysis

Machine Learning

Connected Health and mHealth

Technology for Mental Health

Internet of Things

My collaborations


  • Dr James Graham

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, General Methods of Analysing Biomedical Images, The University of Manchester

1 Oct 19671 Jul 1972

Award Date: 1 Jul 1972

Bachelor of Science, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 19641 Jul 1967

Award Date: 1 Jul 1967

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

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


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