Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee

Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee

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

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Arunangsu can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Social networks
  • eHealth
  • Digital health
  • Digital education
  • Digital health inequalities
  • User experience
  • Healthy ageing
  • Innovation ecosystem

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.


Board of Governors
Teaching Learning Quality Committee
Senior Leadership Forum
Internationalisation Group
Student Voice 
PGT group
Education Advisory Group
Centre of Health Technology Steering 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 (CDL723; CLI714)
  • Health Informatics & Digital Health
  • Research Methods and Ethics (CST710; CST711)
  • Human-Computer Interaction 

Research interests

Research focussed on the design, development, and evaluation of 

- Digital Education interventions
- Digital Health Innovation  

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 Digital Health / eHealth, Human-Computer Interaction & Digital Education. 
  • 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

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

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

  • 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

Key publications are highlighted

Baines R, Tredinnick-Rowe J, Jones R & Chatterjee A 2020 'Barriers and Enablers in Implementing Electronic Consultations in Primary Care: Scoping Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 22, (11) e19375-e19375 , DOI
Khalil H, Grech-Marguerat D, Stavrakas M, AbuShaala A, Hart R & Chatterjee A 2020 'Speech Therapy in the Treatment of Globus Pharyngeus: Development of a Mobile Application to Improve Patient Access' EJENTAS 21, (2) 88-93 , DOI
Asthana S, Sheaff R, Jones R & Chatterjee A 2020 'eHealth technologies and the know-do gap: exploring the role of knowledge mobilisation' Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 16, (4) 687-701 , DOI Open access
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 Open access
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) Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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
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' 21st Century Learning for 21st Century Skills, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7563, 194-207 , DOI
Govaerts S, Verbert K, Dahrendorf D, Ullrich C, Schmidt M, Werkle M, Chatterjee A, Nussbaumer A, Renzel D & Scheffel M 2011 'Towards Responsive Open Learning Environments: the ROLE Interoperability framework' Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6964, 125-138 , DOI
Gillet D, Law ELC & Chatterjee A 2010 'Personal learning environments in a global higher engineering education Web 2.0 realm' Education Engineering EDUCON 2010 IEEE 897-906 Publisher Site , DOI
Baines R, Tredinnick-Rowe J, Jones R & Chatterjee A 'Barriers and Enablers in Implementing Electronic Consultations in Primary Care: Scoping Review (Preprint)' , DOI
Chatterjee A, Stevens S, Asthana S & Jones RB 'Developing a sustainable Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem in a rural and resource-poor region: A monitored networking approach (Preprint)' , DOI
Bradwell HL, Baines RL, Edwards KRJ, Stevens SG, Atkinson K, Wilkinson E, Jones RB & Chatterjee A 'Exploring patient experiences of video consultations during Covid-19 in an outpatient care setting using routine feedback data from 955 contacts' , DOI
Edwards KJ, Jones RB, Shenton D, Page T, Maramba I, Warren A, Fraser F, Križaj T, Coombe T & Cowls H 'Implementing smart speakers for care home residents at scale across a region: uses, benefits and barriers (Preprint)' , 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 9-/-0/20199-/-0/2019
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 6-/-0/20196-/-0/2019
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 6-/-0/2018
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 7-/-0/2018
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. 9-/-0/20188-/-0/2018
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 4-/-0/20164-/-0/2016
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 3-/-0/20163-/-0/2016Open access
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
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
Health Education E 2020 Women’s Digital Care Record report. Health Education England Publisher Site Open access
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 Open access
Regan de Bere S, Nunn S, Archer J, Chatterjee A & Bryce M 2014 Patient and public involvement in medical revalidation. Revalidation Support Team

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


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