Professor Chris Taylor


Chris is the Associate Vice President for Digital Futures at the University of Manchester and is currently academic lead for the IoT Capability Theme.

He has been a leading figure in health informatics in the UK for over 15 years. He chaired the UK Foresight Programme working party on health informatics and was awarded an OBE in 2000 in recognition of his services to Health and Foresight. Chris leads the recently established UK Health Data Analytics Network, the NewMind Plus Network and the GM Connected Health Ecosystem which brings together health & community care providers, universities, local government social care providers and commissioners, the local clinical research network, major international companies & SMEs in a permanent partnership to accelerate the adoption of Connected Health solutions in Greater Manchester.

Chris has been at the forefront of computer vision research for over 35 years with some of the most highly cited publications in the field and a strong record in technology transfer. He founded one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research centres in computer vision and medical image analysis. Chris is a Distinguished Fellow of the British Machine Vision Association, International Association for Pattern Recognition and Medical Image Computing and Computer-Aided Intervention Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006.


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