Maged N. Kamel Boulos

Maged N. Kamel Boulos

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Nominated for:

Education Award 2015


Elgin, UK


University of the Highlands and Islands

Job Title:

Professor and Chair

Educational Achievements:

City University London
PhD, Measurement and Information in Medicine

King's College London
MSc, Medical Informatics

Ain Shams University
MSc, Dermatology and Venereology

Ain Shams University
MBBCh, Medicine and Surgery

University of Bath
Lecturer in Healthcare Informatics (full-time); now ext. examiner,
I have been responsible for the unit authoring and teaching for Remote Healthcare, Human Computer Interaction and Applied Research Methods (MSc), in addition to other miscellaneous teaching activities (face-to-face and online) and MSc/PhD project supervisions. I served on a number of committees including the University Computing Liaison Committee, School for Health Research Students Committee and Board of Studies, and the MSc Healthcare Informatics Board of Examiners and Programme Committee. Completed my ITDP-Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Programme (accredited by the Higher Education Academy) in 2004 while working there.

Professional Achievements:

Professor and Chair of Digital Health
University of the Highlands and Islands
2014 – Present (1 year)The Alexander Graham BELL Centre for Digital Health in Moray

August 2014 - Present
Int J Health Geogr (indexed in MEDLINE - tracked by ISI)

2002 – Present (13 years)
Also journal founder (conceived and launched in 2001/2002), and member of the World Association of Medical Editors--WAME ( and the Committee on Publication Ethics--COPE (
Co-Chair, WG IV/4: Virtual Globes and Context-Aware Visualisation/Analysis

ISPRS Commission IV Geodatabases and Digital Mapping, 2008-2012
2008 – Present (7 years)

WHO Expert Adviser
World Health Organization
2011 – Present (4 years)Regional Office for Europe
WHO European Healthy Cities Networks Annual Business and Technical Conference--Governance for health at the local level: People, citizens and assets for health
Initial consultation with local governments on the new health policy for the WHO European Region – Health 2020
Liège, Belgium, June 2011
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* Part of the Conference Core Team and Plenary Keynote Speaker at the WHO International Healthy Cities Conference “Health and the City: Urban living in the 21st Century”, Athens, Greece, October 2014

Senior Member
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
2007 – Present (8 years)
and of IEEE EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Lead Investigator (P.I.) at the University of Plymouth
CAALYX (EU FP6 project)
2006 – Present (9 years)
Project completed in Q1 2009

Lead Investigator (P.I.) at the University of Plymouth
eCAALYX (EU AAL project)
2008 – Present (7 years)

Lead Academic
DTI KTP with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (2009-2012)
2009 – Present (6 years)
DTI KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) in association with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (£186,112.00; 2009-2012) to develop decision support mechanisms enabling improvements in capital investment for clinical technologies assimilating technology trends and informing service-level capital investment strategies

Co-Investigator at Plymouth University
Promoting Healthy Living & Well-being for Parkinson Patients - 527943-LLP-1-2012-1-PT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
2012 – Present (3 years)
Promoting Healthy Living and Well-being for Parkinson Patients through Social Network and ICT Training - LiveWell (2012-2014), funded by the European Commission EACEA (The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) under their Lifelong Learning Programme - Call EAC/27/11, Grundtvig Programme: Multilateral Projects. Coordinator: INOVA+, Portugal; Project Consortium includes, in addition to Coordinator and Plymouth University, five other partners from Austria, Spain, Romania, Iceland and Slovenia

External Examiner for the MSc in Digital Health (2014-2018)
Glasgow Caledonian University
October 2014 – Present (9 months)Glasgow

External Examiner for the MSc in Health Informatics and MSc in Healthcare Technologies (2009-2014)
City University
2009 – Present (6 years)
External Examiner for the MSc in Healthcare Informatics and MSc in Healthcare Information Governance

University of Bath (2010-2014)
2010 – Present (5 years)

Associate Editor
Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
2008 – Present (7 years)
Published by the Department of Radio, TV & Film at the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Lead Investigator (P.I., 2007-2009)
Education UK Island's Sexual Health SIM in Second Life®
2007 – Present (8 years)

Member of the Advisory Group (2004-2011)
NLH Skin Disorders Specialist Library
2004 – Present (11 years)

Member of the Editorial Board
2007 – Present (8 years)

External Examiner for the MSc in Health Informatics
University of Winchester (2006-2009)
2006 – Present (9 years)

Editor of NLH/NHS Informatics UK Health GIS SIG
2004 – Present (11 years)

Editorial Board Member
Future Internet and Journal of Personalized Medicine, both published by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland
2009 – Present (6 years) and

Editorial Board Member
Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal
2009 – Present (6 years)

Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
2006 – Present (9 years)

PhD External Examiner (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
University of Otago, New Zealand; City University, London; University of Dundee
2008 – Present (7 years)
University of Otago, New Zealand: 1 candidate (2008)
City University, London: 3 candidates (2009, 2011, 2012)
University of Dundee: 1 candidate (2014)
Deakin University, Australia: 1 candidate (2015)

Associate Professor of Health Informatics
University of Plymouth
2005 – 2014 (9 years)
Till July 2014

Lecturer in Healthcare Informatics
University of Bath
June 2003 – November 2005 (2 years 6 months)

Reasearch Assistant at the Centre for Measurement and Infomation in Medicine
City University, London
2000 – 2002 (2 years)

Medical Doctor (Dermatology & Venereology)
various locations
1989 – 1999 (10 years)

Founder and Chief Software Architect (1997-1999)
MediCAD Multimedia Co. (no longer in business)
1900 – 1999 (99 years)
Archived Web site (company no longer in business): - Portfolio included: DermoCAD - The Professional Dermatological Computer Aided Diagnosis System for Windows® and the CD-ROM e-Proceedings and other e-services for the International Society of Dermatology's VIII International Congress of Dermatology held in Cairo in April 1999

Additional Contributions:


An up-to-date list of MNK Boulos' publications(Link)
Publications (partial list) in PubMed(Link)
Google Scholar Profile(Link)
h-index: 28

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