Professor Theo Arvanitis

Digital Healthcare

Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis is Chair in Digital Health Innovation and Head of Research of the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick.

Professor Theodoros N. Arvanitis holds the Chair of Digital Health Innovation and he is the Director of The Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, at University of Warwick. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. He has been recently part of the newly MRC-Wellcome Trust funded €35 million Health Data Research UK Initiative, where he is the Associate Director of the Midlands Substantive Site of the UK-wide network. Within Warwick, he leads the Biomedical Informatics, Imaging and Healthcare Technologies Research Group.

Professor Arvanitis his RT (BSc) degree (medical radiological technology) in 1990, from TEI of Athens, Greece, and his DPhil (biomedical engineering) in 1997 from the University of Sussex, UK. Prior to joining the University of Warwick in 2013, he held various posts at the University of Sussex and the University of Birmingham. He has held the post of co-Director of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WM AHSN) Digital Theme (2014-2016).

His research interests span the areas of biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics (clinical systems interoperability and clinical decision support systems), with a strong academic and industrial experience in software engineering for healthcare applications. As a Research Leader, he has developed a substantial digital health team that encompasses experience across multiple disciplines, which brings together a rich and long pedigree of knowledge, in interconnectivity, interoperability and deployment of innovative solutions. He has delivered solutions at multiple maturity levels (from lab-based innovation to product deployment), and has established collaboration with major actors in the healthcare industry, including trusts, healthcare IT and medical device companies, as well as patient forums and regulators.

Professor Arvanitis is currently the coordinator of the €5 million C3-Cloud H2020 Project: A Federated Collaborative Care Cure Cloud Architecture for Addressing the Needs of Multi-morbidity and Managing Poly-pharmacy (PHC-25-2015: 689181), which is high relevant to the ADLIFE project.

Professor Arvanitis has a substantial academic publication record ( Google Scholar Profile), while he has received research funding from national (UK), European and international governmental funding agencies, charities and industry. He has been involved in UK (BSI) and EU (CEN) standardisation work. He is a Charted Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and a member of various scientific and professional groups (IET, AMIA, NYAS, RCS, ISMRM). He is also the Joint Editor-in-Chief at the Digital Health, open access peer-reviewed, journal, published by Sage Publications, UK.