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WMG appoints new Professors in E-Health Innovation and Operations and Supply Chain Strategy

WMG at the University of Warwick has appointed two new Professors who will be taking up key roles and lead research in the fields of E-Health Innovation and Engineering Business Management.

Professor of Engineering Business Management at WMG Jan GodsellProfessor Jan Godsell, a specialist in supply chain management, will be Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy within WMG from the 1st October and Professor Theo Arvanitis will be joining WMG in November to lead E-Health Innovation as part of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

Professor Jan Godsell’s career to date has been split between working in industry and academia. She had a successful career within industry, beginning at ICI/Zeneca Pharmaceuticals. Following this, she worked up to senior management level at Dyson, in both Supply Chain and Operations Management functions. At Dyson, she undertook a number of operational and process improvement roles within R&D, customer logistics, purchasing and manufacturing.

Professor Godsell’s research focus is on the way that product, marketing and supply chain strategy align to create a responsive or demand-driven approach to supply chain management. She completed her PhD at Cranfield, researching the development of a customer responsive supply chain.

Professor Godsell joins WMG from her current position as Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University’s School of Management, which she joined in 2001, following the completion of her Executive MBA. She also teaches on the subject of Supply Chain across graduate and executive education programmes at Cranfield.

Professor Godsell is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IMechE. She is on the board and scientific committee of EurOMA (European Operations Management Association), the cabinet of the UK roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) and the manufacturing steering committee of the IMechE. She is on the editorial board of three journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and she is a passionate advocate for improving the uptake of STEM subjects by school children.

Professor Theo Arvanitis is a specialist in biomedical engineering, neuroimaging and health informatics and will be joining the Institute of Digital Healthcare, which is based in WMG.Professor Theo Arvanitis, Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG

His neuroimaging work includes magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy for childhood brain
tumour characterisation, where he has developed novel pattern recognition, computational models and quantification of in vivo and in vitro magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging.

This research has been done in collaboration with the Institute of Child Health, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he also holds an honorary post.

Professor Arvanitis said: “I am looking forward to join WMG and IDH, a vibrant environment to conduct interdisciplinary research in the area of e-health, while experiencing WMG’s successful cross-fertilisation between academia and industry”

Recently he has been awarded a large EPSRC programme for investigating the relationship between structural and functional networks in the human thalamocortical system.

In the area of health informatics and e-health, Professor Arvanitis brings expertise in the development of clinical information systems for decision support, semantic interoperability for health data connectivity and clinical trials through innovative e-trials applications.

This is exemplified by his leading involvement and role in the EU FP7 integrated project TRANSFoRm (Translational Research and Patient Safety in Europe), a multi-million funded research programme to provide novel solutions for clinical trials through innovative digital technologies.

Professor Arvanitis received his BSc (RT) degree (medical radiological technology) in 1990, from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, and his DPhil (biomedical engineering) in 1997 from the University of Sussex.

His postdoctoral work at the University of Sussex included a lab director/research fellow post at the Trafford Centre for Medical Research and a full-time lectureship in the School of Cognitive and Computer Sciences.

In 1998, he joined the School of Electronic, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Birmingham as a full-time Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and subsequently Reader in Biomedical Informatics, Signals and Systems.


For further information please contact:

Lisa Barwick, WMG, University of Warwick

Tel: 024 76 524721 or 07824 540845
L dot Barwick at warwick dot ac dot uk


For further information please contact:

Lisa Barwick, WMG, University of Warwick

Tel: 024 76 524721 or 07824 540845
L dot Barwick at warwick dot ac dot uk