About The Healthcare Technologies Executive Committee

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Chair of the Healthcare Technologies TPN
Dr Daniel Abasolo is Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Surrey.
He was conferred the MEng Telecommunication Engineering degree and the Ph.D. degree with a thesis – Summa Cum Laude – by the University of Valladolid in 2001 and 2006, respectively.
He began his research career working on the development of non-linear techniques for the analysis of the electroencephalogram (EEG) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He has extensive experience in the characterisation of biomedical signals (such as intracranial pressure, oxygen saturation and electrocardiogram recordings, among others) with advanced signal processing algorithms. His work has led to the publication of several highly cited papers in indexed journals and he has been instrumental in securing research grants throughout his academic career.
Currently, Dr Abasolo’s research interests lie mainly in non-linear biomedical signal processing, in particular the development of algorithms that can be applied to Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, the characterisation of healthy and pathological ageing using brain signals, EEG analysis in sleep studies, and electrocardiogram analysis in atrial fibrillation, as well as the translation of these algorithms to hardware platforms.

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Vice Chair of the Healthcare Technologies TPN

Dr Alex Casson is a lecturer in the Sensing, Imaging and Signal Processing group in the school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. Dr Casson's research focuses on realtime signal processing in low power constrained situations. Typical applications are in brainwave monitoring, brain-computer interfaces, and transcranial stimulation, with the aim of creating closed-loop sense-stimulate devices. He is also creating signal processing for foot based sensor nodes, exploring the trade-off between the size of the signal present at the foot, the motion interference present in the signal, and the amount of energy that can be harvested from human motion to power the sensor and allow more sophisticated signal processing to be incorporated for artefact removal.

His work has resulted in 67 publications since 2007, including one in the flagship publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB) society (now IEEE Pulse), and one in the most downloaded IEEE journal (IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits). Its impact has been recognised by the 2013 IET JA Lodge prize for early career biomedical engineers, and by numerous invited talks, for example to: Human–Computer Interaction International conference - USA, 2013, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics - Germany, 2014, European signal processing conference - France, 2015. For delivering impact Dr Casson is actively involved in the Manchester Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology (MIMIT) scheme for connecting clinicians and engineers to address unmet clinical needs, and is a founding member the EPSRC Manchester–MindTech network for scoping and supporting research into serious mental illnesses and dementia.

2d506d0dc9eb5b7c65860c6f7e697555-huge-ptPeter Templeton
Peter Templeton is an experienced developer of new medical device platforms for global markets. Have worked for large global companies and, more recently, an exciting UK-based start-up. Variety of responsibilities held covering line management, project management and technical / innovation management. Chartered Engineer since 1994.


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Christopher Hinett

Leigh Cornock

Neil Rosewell

b1ff6264601bdeb8ee8899ddcc44859f-huge-imDr. Peter Lawes - IMechE Representative
Initially a Designer with Rolls Royce, Peter Lawes’ career has mostly been in the medical technology industry: a Research Fellow to the Scottish Ministry of Health evaluating designs of modular artificial limbs; VP of Pfizer’s Medical devices Division; founding CEO of ApaTech,  a University of London spin out  in novel synthetic bone grafting materials. For 12 years Peter was Chairman of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering which develops assistive technologies. For 4 years he was President of the Brussels-based International Association of medical Prosthesis Manufacturers (IAPM) negotiating with the European Commission during the development of EU Medical Device Directives and the introduction of CE marking. Peter has degrees in Physics (BSc), Design Engineering (MTech) & Bioengineering (PhD). He has a Diploma in Management and is a Chartered Engineer. He is now a Consultant to the Medical Technologies Industry and he holds Non-Executive Directorships.
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