Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee
Associate Professor of Digital Health & Education and Head of Digital Education
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
- Social networks
- Digital health
- Digital education
- Digital health inequalities
- User experience
- Healthy ageing
- Innovation ecosystem
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Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee is currently an Associate Professor of Digital Health and Education in the Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences.
He is currently the Head of Digital Education and is responsible for the strategic vision and operational team to deliver innovative techno-pedagogical solutions, leading the Universities investment in digital education central to the 2030 mission. Current teaching activities include Clinical Education and Clinical Sciences.
His research interest spans across health and education technologies and specifically around how rapidly evolving digital technologies (innovation) facilitate capacity building for sharing and consuming practices of technology use in complex organisations (like NHS and HEI’s). He co-leads the Centre of Health Technology and is a steering group member of the ‘Global Health Collaborative’.
He is the coordinator of the South West Interdisciplinary Technology Consortium for Health and care (SWITCH), an interdisciplinary cross-sector consortium, including NHS partners, industry partners, health and social care organisations and patient groups, set-up to enable greater connection and collaboration across the South West of England. The SWITCH ecosystem will seek to incubate, accelerate, embed and export innovative technology solutions in health and care, coalescing around internationally-recognised technologies and data standards.
Arunangsu has been working in a higher education environment for the last 15 years. Previously he worked at the University of Sheffield (where he studied for his masters and doctoral degree) and the University of Leicester before moving into his current role in Plymouth for the last six years.
He was a Governor and Vice-Chair of a local primary school and is also a trustee and Chairperson of the charity, South Asian Society of Devon and Cornwall.
BEng, MSc, PCHE, PhD, MBCS, FHEA
Fellow - Higher Education Academy
Teaching interests focused on the following areas:
- Technology Enhanced Learning and Simulation (CDL723; CLI714)
- Health Informatics & Digital Health
- Research Methods and Ethics (CST710; CST711)
- Human-Computer Interaction
Research focussed on the design, development, and evaluation of
- If and how rapidly evolving digital technologies facilitate capacity building for sharing and consuming practices of technology use in healthcare and Education?
- Improving the use, adoption, and diffusion of decentralised and disruptive technologies to deliver contextual and personalised healthcare/learning
- Exploring and addressing evaluation challenges across increasingly distributed technology ecosystems
- Exploring the impact of culture on evolving digital solutions
- Usability, user experience and effectiveness of technologies (eHealth/educational), social network analysis, analytics, and personalised digital environments
- Computer-supported collaborative work in the healthcare/learning domain
- Innovation ecosystems and socio-technical systems development
- 2012 (Aveiro) and 2014 (Tallinn) - Organisation committee
- 2013 (Berlin) - Programme chair
Grants & contracts
- E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly - Phase 2 (EU ERDF), £4M (2020-23)
- Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (Interreg, EU), £4.5M (2020-22) [£440k]
- Evaluating online consultations in Devon and Cornwall (SW ASHN), £75k (2019)
- Patient Flow Management in Primary Care (2018) [£28k]
- E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly (EU ERDF), £2.7M (2017-20) [£400k]
- Technology Enhanced Cannulation Training, BD, £30k (2016)
- Immersive Virtual Reality and Digital Health, Torbay Horizon Centre, £40k (2016)
- Using immersive game enhanced virtual reality for healthcare and community education in Sierra Leone, THET, £136k (2015)
- Modelling Spiral Curriculum online using Cognitive Task Analysis, £8k (2015)
- Developing Distributed Simulation for IPC training in Liberia, MMEI, £64 (2015)
- Inter-professional Education using Virtual patient, PeDRIO, £9k (2015)
- Student-led podcasting for clinical education, Division of Medical Education, PMS, £6k (2014)
- Immersive Dental Education using Dome technology, Wrigley Foundation, £104k (2013)
- Patient and Public Involvement in Regulation, RST, Department of Health. £20k (2013)
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
- Leaders Redefining the Health Ecosystem - HLTH 2020
- RIES - Silver Economy: Food and Wellbeing, Spain 2020
- Health4All Ecosystem, Hesse, Germany, 2020
- Connecting Digital Health and Data Initiatives in Europe – The time to Scale? Helsinki Finland, 2019
- 5 Nations Multi – Ecosystem Gathering; Learning and growing through Ecosystem Collaboration, Cardiff, Wales, 2019
Related articles on the University website
- Shift the paradigm from disease to wellbeing
- 'Peripheral' economies' and the crisis
- Harnessing the social capital of ageing populations in rural communities to foster innovation
- Bringing digital healthcare to an ageing population – University to launch regional technology network
- New iPads to help medical students learn anytime, anywhere
- Plymouth role in Sierra Leone Ebola-free status
- Plymouth University team develops immersive training to help fight Ebola