Christopher is a biomedical engineer and is the PI of the EPSRC Bionics+ Network and is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Warwick and Director of the Biomedical Engineering InstituteBMEI, University of Warwick
Christopher was born in Malta, received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree in from the University of Malta (1992) and a Ph.D from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1997). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the EEG department of the Montreal Neurological Institute, of McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1997-1998), and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK. From 2004-2010 he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. In 2010 he was offered a personal chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and was founding Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare. He now has a chair in Biomedical Engineering and Directs the Biomedical Engineering Institute at the School of Engineering, University of Warwick, he runs the Brain and Behaviour Lab at the University of Warwick.
He is a biomedical engineer whose current research activity centres on the development of biomedical signal and pattern processing techniques for use as diagnostic or prognostic tools in the treatment of disorders of the human body. Primarily his work has concentrated on the development of processing techniques applied to the analysis of the electromagnetic (EM) activity of the human brain, particularly in a functional neuroimaging context. He also works in the field of behaviour analysis and has had recent funding success for behaviour analysis of C. elegans in video miscroscopy, as well as monitoring the well-being of psychiatric patients in their home environment, independent living in the elderly and monitoring Ambient Assisted Living using Personalised Ambient Monitoring techniques.
He is founding editor-in-chief of the IET Healthcare Technology Letters journal, and is also founder and CEO of his start-up company EMbody Biosignals Ltd. (www.embody-biosignals.co.uk) concentrating on a nematode behavior monitoring station called TrakBox, for the Life-Sciences/Biomedical community. He is also founding director and acting CEO of Augmented Insights Ltd. (www.augmentedinsights.co.uk), a spinout company from the University of Warwick creating pattern recognition algorithms to extract behavior information from health data.