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Dr Christopher Thornton

Research Associate

Christopher is a Research Associate working on the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Programme. He contributes to the development of novel analytic methods to support horizon scanning and evidence synthesis, with a particular interest in horizon scanning for new methods and devices relating to child health and development.

Christopher has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Newcastle University.

His wider research interests include wearable sensors, early neurodevelopment, and the benefits of physical activity in early life. In addition to his work at the Innovation Observatory he is currently working on a project to measure physical activity, mental wellbeing, and sleep, in children under 5, funded by the Newcastle Hospitals Charity.

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