Professor of Computer Science appointed Expert Advisor by Royal College of Physicians, London

Harold Thimbleby, Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University has been appointed Expert Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians’ Health Informatics Unit.

Harold ThimblebyProfessor Thimbleby will help identify opportunities to adopt new technologies to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the UK and internationally. 

The Royal College of Physicians was founded in 1518 by Henry VIII. In a move which reflects the rapid growth of novel technologies in healthcare, the historic institution has formed a panel of experts to anticipate how Health Informatics can help address complex health challenges. 

The appointment is the latest high-profile partnership for Techealth, a three year EPSRC project which sits within the Computer Science Department. The project works alongside industry and public bodies to explore the role of human-computer interaction in healthcare technology. 

Techealth logoJay Doyle, project coordinator at Techealth said: “We are of course delighted for Professor Thimbleby and the opportunities to help shape the complex role of technology in healthcare. 

“The appointment speaks to the high-level recognition of our work and the uniqueness and credibility of our research. The opportunity to engage with and learn from such an eminent membership of renowned experts in the field will also help inform our own research and continue to drive significant impact for our institution.”

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