Philip Catherwood

Philip Catherwood

Lecturer, University of Ulster

Philip A. Catherwood received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in Electronics from the University of Ulster, U.K., in 1997 and 2001 respectively. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree (2011) from Queen’s University of Belfast, U.K. for exploratory UWB body-centric radio communications research. He has worked in a range of R&D industries over an 11 year period, developing bespoke scientific measurement equipment and high-speed optical communications devices. Dr Catherwood devised the installation of the first commercial SIGFOX base station in Northern Ireland (located at NIBEC, Ulster University), which also made Ulster University the first university in the UK to operate a base station.

His research interests focus on the Internet of Medical Things, wearable medical devices, indoor radio channel modelling, biotelemetry point-of-care diagnostics, and connected health systems. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international events including the Intel European Research Innovation Conference, and is a regular reviewer for IEEE and IET journals as well as for the ESPRC. His technical contribution to the global Telecommunications industry was acknowledged through two prestigious industrial recognition awards. 

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