Part I: General Part II: Information Technology and Software Engineering Introduction Part III: Clinical Instrumentation and Measurement Introduction Part IV: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Introduction
Azzam Taktak, BEng (Hons), PhD, DipStat, CEng, CSci, FIPEM is Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and an Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool, Department of Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering. He is Vice President of Engineering and a Director of the IPEM. He is a national assessor at the Association of Clinical Scientists and lead assessor at the National School for Healthcare Scientists. His main research interests are mathematical and statistical modelling and the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in medicine. To date, he has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and edited 2 books. He has in the past led a European project on ocular oncology under the Biopattern Network of Excellence which was funded by the European Commission. 31 years, 4 jobs, 3 reorganisations, 2 city moves and a PhD later, Dr. Ganney is turning his attention more towards training the next generations of Computer Scientists, of trying to give them the platform, tools and experience they will need in order for Clinical Scientists and Engineers to always make a positive difference through the software that they write. Paul is currently a part-time Consultant Clinical Scientist at University College London Hospitals and has a wealth of experience as a training supervisor, placement supervisor, examiner, syllabus writer, lecturer and student that he is keen to apply to the role of Programme Lead for Bioinformatics. David Long, MS, CEng, is a Clinical Engineer registered as a Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council. He has over 20 years multi-disciplinary NHS experience in the field. Being a Chartered Engineer (CEng) as well as a qualified clinician, Dave is particularly able to apply biomechanical principles to the assessment process, and to advise and assist with the more technical aspects of the required equipment. Richard Axell BEng MSc PhD CSci CEng MIPEM is a Principal Clinical Scientist and Chartered Engineer based in the Urodynamics and Scientific Computing team at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2012, he has worked with the cardiovascular research team at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests include right and left ventricular haemodynamics measured invasively using the conductance technique to study ventriculoarterial interaction. He has interventional research projects investigating the effect of different models of ischemia and stunning on the right ventricle. He has collaborated on cardiothoracic heart transplant projects that have led to the first donation after circulatory death heart transplant in Europe. He now has a Home Office Personal Licence for large animal models and collaborate on projects investigating ex-vivo organ management and reperfusion for heart transplantation. Other areas of interest include how cardiac biomarkers are affected within these patient groups.