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Professor Jim Briggs

  • Qualifications: BA, DPhil
  • Role Title: Professor of Informatics
  • Address: Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 3HE UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6438
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  • Department: School of Computing
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I have a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics and a DPhil in Computer Science from the University of York. After graduation I worked in the Department of Computer Science at York until 1995 when I moved to Portsmouth.

My early research interests were in software engineering. I was a member of the York Ada Compiler project, and later in my time at York I worked on debugging large-scale distributed systems. I also worked in computer applications to sport, in which role I worked with Yorkshire County Cricket Club and developed the computerised scoring system that controlled their electronic scoreboard for many years.

Since about 1998, I have been working in the field of health informatics, initially in telemedicine, telecare and telehealth (with Richard Curry), but more recently in clinical outcome modelling (with David Prytherch).

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach Web programming (with software engineering and security connotations) at both undergraduate and masters level. In the past, I've taught introductory and advanced programming units, data structures, computer architecture, software engineering, health informatics and security and confidentiality.


  • Director, Centre for Healthcare Modellling and Informatics and Co-ordinator of the Southern Institute for Health Informatics
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Telemedicine amd E-health Information Service
  • Telecare Knowledge Network
  • Dept of Health ICT Research Initiative
  • Computers in Sport

Research profile

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