Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee

Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee


As Dean of Digital Transformation for the University I am responsible for driving forward the delivery of the University’s 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 the delivery of initiatives through project activity into business-as-usual activities.

In my academic role as Professor of Digital Health and Education in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Leeds, I contribute towards a number of research institutes and centres centred around my research interests around digital health, global health, digital education, healthy ageing, health services and personalisation.

I am also the Vice Chair and no-executive director for the West Yorkshire Integegrated Care Board with the remit of Finance, digital, perforamnce and transformation. With a budget of £5bn, WY ICB is a statutory body, governed by partners and focused on collaboration as a means of driving improved outcomes for people in West Yorkshire. This sees us work at a West Yorkshire level and importantly for the 2.4million people living here, at a local level in Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District.


  • Dean of Digital Transformation

Research interests

My research endeavours are at the intersection of health and education technologies, with a specific focus on how emergent digital innovations foster capacity building in the complex milieu of technology utilisation within large-scale organisations such as the NHS and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Current research Interests:

  • Investigating the role of rapidly evolving digital technologies in augmenting capacity for the dissemination and utilisation of technology in healthcare and education sectors.
  • Enhancing the adoption and diffusion of decentralised and disruptive technologies, aiming for contextual and individualised solutions in healthcare and education.
  • Addressing the evaluative complexities in increasingly distributed technological ecosystems.
  • Assessing the influence of cultural dynamics on the evolution and effectiveness of digital solutions.

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

  • Digital Health and eHealth
  • Digital Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Developing and sustianing Innovation ecosystems 

Selected 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) 
  • 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) 
  • E-health Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall & Scilly (EU ERDF), £2.7M (2017-20) [£400k]
  • Using immersive game-enhanced virtual reality for healthcare and community education in Sierra Leone, THET, £136k (2015)
  • Developing Distributed Simulation for IPC training in Liberia, MMEI, £64 (2015)
  • 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 - Royal Society of Arts

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 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education
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