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WMG Professor wins coveted engineering accolade

christopher_james.jpgProfessor Christopher James, Professor of Healthcare Technologies and Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare at WMG, University of Warwick, has been awarded the Sir Monty Finniston Award for Achievement, one of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Achievement Awards.

The Achievement Awards, which recognise some of the world’s top engineering talent, acknowledge individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering and technology in any sector, either through research and development in their respective technical field or through their leadership of an enterprise.

Professor James is a biomedical engineer and his research activity centers on the development of biomedical signal and pattern processing techniques, as well as the use of technological innovations, for use in advancing healthcare and promoting wellbeing. Professor James has published over 150 papers in neural engineering in varied biomedical engineering journals and refereed conferences. He is also Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare, a collaboration between WMG, Warwick Medical School and NHS West Midlands with the aim of improving people's health and wellbeing through the use of innovative digital technologies in healthcare design and delivery.

Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the IET said:

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Achievement Awards recognise individuals who have made a truly outstanding contribution to engineering, from talented young professionals through to individuals who are at the pinnacle of their careers. The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and the Achievement Awards truly showcase some of the very best engineering talent from around the world. The winners should be extremely proud of their achievements.”

The winners, who were selected from a line-up of leading engineers by a panel of expert judges, will now be invited to collect their awards at a prestigious awards ceremony on 20 November.

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