Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee

Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee


I am a Professor of Digital Health and Education in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds. 

I am the Dean of Digital Transformation for the University and I'm responsible for driving forward the delivery of the University’s new Digital Transformation strategy, with a particular focus on leading change programmes and projects in digital education, digital research and digital operations areas. I have academic responsibility for the development of relevant digital transformation programmes, securing academic buy-in to change initiatives and leading delivery of initiatives through project activity into business as usual and embedding of activity. I work closely with project teams, teams in professional services and academic Faculties and Schools to lead and support digital transformation initiatives.

I have been in a higher education environment for the last 15 years. Previously I worked at the University of Sheffield (where I studied for my masters and doctoral degree) University of Leicester and the University of Plymouth before moving into my current role as Dean of Digital Transformation. While at Plymouth I was heading Digital Education and was co-director for the Centre of Health Technology. 


  • Dean of Digital Transformation

Research interests

My research interest spans across health and education technologies and specifically around how rapidly evolving digital technologies (innovation) facilitate capacity building for sharing and consuming practices of technology use in complex organisations (like NHS and HEI’s).

Current research activities:

  • If and how rapidly evolving digital technologies facilitate capacity building for sharing and consuming practices of technology use in healthcare and Education?
  • Improving the use, adoption, and diffusion of decentralised and disruptive technologies to deliver contextual and personalised healthcare/learning
  • Exploring and addressing evaluation challenges across increasingly distributed technology ecosystems
  • Exploring the impact of culture on evolving digital solutions

Research Supervision Interest in Digital Health / eHealth, Human-Computer Interaction & Digital Education. 

  • Usability, user experience and effectiveness of technologies (eHealth/educational), social network analysis, analytics, and personalised digital environments
  • Computer-supported collaborative work in the healthcare/learning domain
  • Innovation ecosystems and socio-technical systems development

Grants & contracts

  • XR Evaluation Perinatal and Primary Care – Health Education England £120k (2023)
  • Intergenerational co-creation of novel technologies to reconnect digitally excluded people with community & cultural landscapes in coastal economies – EPSRC £1M (2022-25)
  • RegsWizard - Simplifying the Complex World of Medical Device Regulation – SBRI £438k (2021-22)
  • Generating Older Active Lives Digitally (GOALD) - ESRC £1.9M (2021-24)
  • Transitions Service - SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures feasibility studies £49k (2022)
  • The impact of a digital system on the monitoring and self- management of non-motor symptoms in People with Parkinson’s – Parkinsons UK – £190k (2021-23) 
  • The impact of social prescribing in a digital era: a feasibility study using Normalisation Process Theory £20k (2021-22)
  • E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly - Phase 2 (EU ERDF), £4M (2020-23) 
  • Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (Interreg, EU), £4.5M (2020-22) [£440k]
  • Evaluating online consultations in Devon and Cornwall (SW ASHN), £75k (2019) 
  • Patient Flow Management in Primary Care (2018) [£28k]
  • E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly (EU ERDF), £2.7M (2017-20) [£400k]
  • Technology Enhanced Cannulation Training, BD, £30k (2016)
  • Immersive Virtual Reality and Digital Health, Torbay Horizon Centre, £40k (2016)
  • Using immersive game-enhanced virtual reality for healthcare and community education in Sierra Leone, THET, £136k (2015)
  • Modelling Spiral Curriculum online using Cognitive Task Analysis, £8k (2015)
  • Developing Distributed Simulation for IPC training in Liberia, MMEI, £64 (2015)
  • Inter-professional Education using Virtual patient, PeDRIO, £9k (2015)
  • Student-led podcasting for clinical education, Division of Medical Education, PMS, £6k (2014)
  • Immersive Dental Education using Dome technology, Wrigley Foundation, £104k (2013)
  • Patient and Public Involvement in Regulation, RST, Department of Health. £20k (2013)

Current postgraduate researchers

  • Raul Dena Medecigo
  • Inocencio Maramba 


  • PhD
  • PCHE
  • MSc
  • BEng

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow - British Computer Society
  • Member - Association of Learning Technology, UK
  • Fellow - British Insititute of Learning and Development (2009-2013)

Student education

Teaching interests focused on the following areas: 

  • Digital Transformation
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and Simulation 
  • Health Informatics & Digital Health
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Human-Computer Interaction 
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>