Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee

Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee

Associate Professor of Digital Health & Education and Head of Digital Education

Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences


Head of Digital Education 


University Board of Governors
University Senate
University TLQC
University Internationalisation Group
FoMD Faculty Board
FoMD PGT Committees
PedRIO Steering Group
FoMD Faculty IT Committee
BMBS Programme committee
PDS Dental School Programme committee
FoMD Distance Learning Taskforce 
FoMD Student Voice Working Group
FoMD Technology Enhanced Learning Resources Policies and Procedures Working Group



Professional membership

Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Professional Member - British Computer Society
Member - Association of Learning Technology, UK
Member - European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning
Fellow - British Insititute of Learning and Development (2009-2013)

Teaching interests

Teaching interests focused on the following areas: 

  • Technology Enhanced Learning and Simulation 
  • Health Informatics & Digital Health
  • Research Methods and Ethics 
  • Human Computer Interaction 

Research interests

Research focussed on the design, development and evaluation of 

- technology enhanced learning interventions
- eHealth and health informatics 

Current research activities:
  • 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

Research Supervision Interest in eHealth, Human Computer Interaction & Technology Enhanced Learning. 
  • 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 and creative techniques for open standards based socio-technical systems

Conferences organised

OpenEHR within a mature NHS Ecosystem The Plymouth Perspective (2018) - https://goo.gl/JhmqLF

Games and Simulation Enhanced Learning (2017) - https://goo.gl/QJHRHh 

Personal Learning Environments (PLE) Conference http://pleconf.org
  • 2012 (Aveiro) and 2014 (Tallinn) - Organisation committee 
  • 2013 (Berlin) - Programme chair
Assessment and Technology in healthcare education conference - 2014 (Plymouth)

Research Groups
Current Research Students

Sebastian Stevens (2016-2019) - The Impact of Social Relationships on Multi-Source Feedback Assessments: SNA Study
Zoe Doran (2017-2020) - Exploring key determinants of eHealth innovation 
Inocencio Maramba (2018-2021) Improving Usability Maturity in the eHealth Development Ecosystem Through Collaborative Action Research

Grants & contracts

Evaluating online consultations in Devon and Cornwall (SW ASHN), £75k (2018) 

Patient Flow Management in Primary Care (2018) [£28k]

E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly (EU ERDF), £2.7M (2017) [£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 Distribute 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 highlighted

Maramba I, Chatterjee A & Newman C 2019 'Methods of Usability Testing in the Development of eHealth Applications: A Scoping Review' International Journal of Medical Informatics Author Site , DOI PEARL
Stevens SAG, Read J, Baines R, Chatterjee A & Archer J 2018 'Validation of Multisource Feedback in Assessing Medical Performance: A Systematic Review' Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions 38, (4) PEARL
Ali K, Slade A, Kay E, Zahra D, Chatterjee A & Tredwin C 2016 'Application of Rasch analysis in the development and psychometric evaluation of dental undergraduates preparedness assessment scale' European Journal of Dental Education , DOI PEARL
Burr SA, Chatterjee AC, Gibson S, Coombes L & Wilkinson S 2016 'Key points to facilitate the adoption of computer-based assessments' Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 3, 77-77 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Gale TCE, Chatterjee A, Mellor NE & Allan RJ 2016 'Health Worker Focused Distributed Simulation for Improving Capability of Health Systems in Liberia' Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare 11, (2) 75-81 , DOI PEARL
Wright C, Campbell J, McGowan L, Roberts MJ, Jelley D & Chatterjee A 2016 'Interpreting multisource feedback: online study of consensus and variation among GP appraisers' British Journal of General Practice 66, (645) e277-e284 , DOI PEARL
Mellor N, Horton H, Luke D, Meadows J, Chatterjee A & Gale T 2016 'Experience of Using Simulation Technology and Analytics During the Ebola Crisis to Empower Frontline Health Workers and Improve the Integrity of Public Health Systems' Procedia Engineering 159, 44-52 Publisher Site , DOI
Chatterjee A, Law EL-C, Owen G, Velasco K & Mikroyannidis A 2013 'Personal Learning Environments in the workplace: An exploratory study into the key business decision factors' International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) 4, (4) , DOI
Chatterjee A 2019 'Distributed Simulation' in Forrest K; McKimm J Healthcare Simulation at a Glance John Wiley & Sons
Conference Papers
Stevens S & Chatterjee A 2019 'Social Capital Theory as a Framework for Stakeholder Connectivity Within an eHealth Innovation Ecosystem: a Case Study of the EPIC Project' 4th European Conference in Social Networks, Zurich 09/09/2019 12/09/2019
Stevens S, Jones R, Zahra D & Chatterjee A 2019 'Using Longitudinal Social Network Methods to Evaluate the Impact of eHealth Innovation Ecosystem Development: A Case Study of the EPIC project' XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Montréal, Québec, Canada 18/06/2019 23/06/2019
Stevens S, Chatterjee A, Archer J, Scott J & Basov N 2018 'Exploring the association between social relationships and trust on assessor selection for colleague feedback assessments within UK medicine' XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference. Utrecht, The Netherlands 26/06/2018
Stevens S, Archer J, Scott J & Chatterjee A 2018 'Multisource Feedback and the Validity of Self-Selection: A Social Network Analysis in Primary Healthcare' ASME Annual Scientific Meeting. Sage, Gateshead 11/07/2018
Stevens S, Chatterjee A, Archer J & Scott J 2017 'The Impact of Social Relationships on Multi-Source Feedback Assessments for UK General Practitioners: A Social Network Analysis' European Conference on Social Networks Mainz, Germany. 26/09/2018 29/08/2018
Chatterjee A, Mirza M, Seymour E & Toms N 2016 'Student Perceptions towards Responseware in a Team Based Learning setting' ALT Annual Conference 2016 Warwick
Gale T, Horton H, Chatterjee A, Roberts M, Mellor N & Luke D 2016 'Distributed simulation using a virtual reality platform for improving skills in infection prevention control (IPC) during an Ebola outbreak' Association for Medical Education in Europe Conference Barcelona
Cripps A, Hart R, Edwards J, Zahra D & Chatterjee A 2016 'Personalised recall app for enhancing medical knowledge retention: A pilot study' The Association for Study of Medical Education Annual Conference. Belfast
Khalil H, jones G, chatterjee A, Joyner M & Watkins C 2016 'Engaged student learning: How we did it' Canadian Conference for Medical Education 2016 Montreal 16/04/2016 19/04/2016
Gilbert KG, Chatterjee A & Toms N 2016 'Team-based learning as a formative assessment tool for consolidation week at Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine' Ottawa 2016 Perth Western Australia 19/03/2016 23/03/2016 PEARL
Gilbert K, Chatterjee A & Toms N 2016 'Development of Team-Based Learning as a Formative Assessment Tool during the First Consolidation Week at Peninsula School of Medicine, Plymouth, UK' 17th Ottawa Conference Perth, Australia
Mellor N, Meadows J, Horton H, Gale T & Chatterjee A 2016 'Using Simulation Technology and Analytics During The Ebola Crisis To Empower Frontline Health Workers, and Improve the Integrity of Public Health Systems'
Ali K, Tredwin C, Kay E, Slade A & Chatterjee A 2015 'Development of a Scale to Measure Preparedness of New Dental Graduates: Results of a Pilot Study'
Hart R & Chatterjee A 2015 'QuizIt – crowdsourcing personalised formative assessments'
Chatterjee A, Gale T, Mardel S, Mellor N & Allan R 2015 'Remote Agile Development facilitating Distributed Simulation (RADDS) for rapid Infection Prevention & Control: EBOLA case study'
Chatterjee A, Button J, Frankum R & Witt N 2015 'Using Agile to deliver a new Digital Learning Environment: Lessons Learned'
Gale T, Mellor N, Allan R, Luke D, Meadows J, Eaton G, Roberts M, Mardel S & Chatterjee A 2015 'Virtual learning and distributed simulation to transform pedagogy applied to infection control training in West Africa'
Wright C, Campbell J, McGowan M, Jelley D & Chatterjee A 2014 'Development of an online resource to support GP appraisers in the interpretation of multisource feedback and explore the potential for standard-setting'
Kulkarni R, Gunasekera P & Chatterjee A 2014 'Students’ perception towards the use of interactive comic strips in improving understanding of medical concepts: A case study'
McGowan L, Jerreat M, Khalil H, Chatterjee A, Thorley R & Walsh C 2014 'The use of virtual patients to promote inter-professional learning'
Edirisingha P & Chatterjee A 2013 'A working environment for Problem Based Learning facilitators'
Chatterjee A, Bhowmik D & Abhayaratne C 2013 'Computer vision based emotion awareness to enhance social processes within Personalised Learning Environments'
Nair U & Chatterjee A 2013 'Demystifying Personal Learning Environments: A Systems perspective'
Chatterjee A, Jerreat M, McGowan L & Curry V 2013 'Enabling personalised delivery of clinical education in cities of future'
Edirisingha P, Simmons T & Chatterjee A 2013 'Towards a PLE approach, are we ready: a case study of university students’ digital skills and access to technologies'
Jerreat M, Khalil H, McGowan L & Chatterjee A 2013 'Virtual Patients : A tool for inter-professional learning for dental and medical students'
Chatterjee A & Mirza M 2012 'Enhancing Self Regulated Learning skills for improved PLE use: A Problem Based Learning approach' Personal Learning Environment Conference Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro Publisher Site
Mirza M & Chatterjee A 2012 'The impact of culture on personalization of learning environments: Some theoritical insights' Personal Learning Environment Conference Aveiro, Portugal Aveiro Publisher Site
Law L C E, Chatterjee A, Renzel D & Klamma R 2012 'The Social Requirements Engineering Approach to Developing a Large-scale Personalised Learning Environment Infrastructure' 7th European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning Saarbrücken, Germany 18/09/2012 21/09/2012 Saarbrücken Springer Berlin Heidelberg 194-207 , DOI
Govaerts S, Verbert K, Dahrendorf D, Ullrich C, Schmidt M, Werkle M, Chatterjee A, Nussbaumer A, Renzel D 2011 'Towards Responsive Open Learning Environments: the ROLE Interoperability framework' 6th European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011 Palermo, Italy Springer Berlin Heidelberg 125-138 , DOI
Chatterjee A, Law E, Owen G, Velasco K & Mikroyannidis A 2011 'A framework for the adoption and diffusion of Personal Learning Environments in commercial organisations: an exploratory study in the learning and development sector in the UK' 1-13 Publisher Site
Gillet D, Law ELC & Chatterjee A 2010 'Personal learning environments in a global higher engineering education Web 2.0 realm' Ieee 897-906 Publisher Site , DOI
Jones R, Asthana S, Walmsley A, Sheaff R, Andrade J, May J & Chatterjee A 2019 Developing the eHealth sector in Cornwall. Plymouth, UK University of Plymouth PEARL
Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Archer J, Chatterjee A & Bryce M 2014 Patient and public involvement in medical revalidation. Revalidation Support Team