BT expert appointed visiting professor at CHIME
14 April 2008
The UCL Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) has appointed Dr Justin Whatling, Director of Strategy & Planning for global healthcare at BT Global Services, as a visiting professor.
Dr Whatling works on the development of BT's health strategy and is responsible for strategic partnership management. After training in medicine and molecular biology, he worked at a number of teaching centres and was a hospital physician in the field of neurology, before spending eight years in the business sector working in health IT, health outcomes and health informatics.
He said: "I am very honoured to receive the appointment. With BT's high profile, and very successful delivery of major NHS ICT service contracts, the synergies with CHIME expertise are obvious."
Established in 1995 as a joint initiative of UCL and the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, CHIME undertakes research and provides undergraduate and postgraduate education to support clinical practice and to benefit local communities. CHIME's research programme includes clinical information management, telemedicine and decision support, clinical bioinformatics, education, training and professional development in health informatics.
Dr Whatling's appointment represents an extension of the long-standing strategic relationship between UCL and BT - which includes the Adastral Park research campus, UCL Electrical Engineering and UCL Computer Science - and will help leverage the strong contribution that both UCL and BT have to offer in health informatics and related eHealth technologies.
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