In the past I have worked in industry for PAFEC Ltd, Prime Computer, Datel Technology, and Evans & Sutherland, mostly in research and development software engineering positions. At the end of the 1980s my work with Prime include a virtual reality (VR) version of the MEDUSA Plant Design System, which became a successful product. I continued to be involved with the then fledgling VR industry when I worked for Evans & Sutherland.
Today I work with industry and the public sector on application-focused research, commercialisation and consultancy. Some highlights are below, and if you are interested in knowing more or would like to discuss opportunities then please contact me.
In collaboration with NHS Digital, Leeds City Council, J Sainsbury Plc, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group, Consumerdata Ltd and aql Ltd we are developing visual analytic tools for profiling data and investigating data quality. Our focus is on the types of coded, longitudinal data that are commonly found in electronic health records (EHRs) and retail data.
This work is part of the QuantiCode project, which is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
National Clinical Audits
We are developing visualization dashboards to allow clinical teams, quality sub-committees, NHS Trust boards, and commissioners to better understand and make use of National Clinical Audit (NCA) data, thereby leading to improved quality of care and clinical outcomes.
Our partners are Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM). This work is part of the QualDash project, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
Leeds Virtual Microscope
The Leeds Virtual Microscope (LVM) is used for diagnosis, to train histopathology registrars, teach medical students, and was used to establish new PT1 bowel cancer screening guidelines that affect thousands of patients each year.
A Powerwall version of the LVM has been used at LTHT since 2011, and desktop versions are now installed there and at hospitals across the Yorkshire & Humber NHS Deanery. We patented key aspects of the LVM’s design, and it is being commercialised by the healthcare company Roche.
The LVM’s development was supported by the Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, NIHR, the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre, an Impact Acceleration Award from the EPSRC, and the Yorkshire & Humber NHS Deanery.
Our PETMiner software allows petrophysicists to combine subjective (images) and objective data (laboratory measurements) for the analysis of rock cores from oil well operations.
The first version of the software was developed during the PETGAS Joint Industry Project (JIP) that was funded by British Gas, BP, EBN, GDF Suez, Shell and Wintershall. Subsequent development was funded by an Impact Acceleration Award from the EPSRC.
PETMiner has been licenced to Petriva, a spin-out that we formed in 2017.