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Professor Graham Wright

Graham Wright

Professor Graham Wright is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and Charted IT Professional, National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 Rated researcher and visiting Professor in the Department of Information Systems. He is a Founding Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics(IAHSI) and past Treasurer (2001-2007) and Chair (2007-2009) of the BCS and UK representative to the International Informatics Association (IMIA). He is also a Fellow of the IMIA-NI, Honorary Member Ghana Health Informatics Association, Member Zambian Medical Informatics Association, Chair of the HELINA Nursing SIG, and Chair of the HELINA Education Working Group. He was admitted to the Royal Society of Medicine as a Fellow in 2008 and elected as a Fellow in the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland in 2008. In 1996 he left the GCL Consultancy to be the Director of Education in the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences in the University of Surrey.

He is best known for his Health Informatics work on the Rainbow series, Health Information education and evaluation studies. His research includes a review of the NHS IM&T Strategy, evaluation of clinical systems, development of criteria for risk assessment of systems implementation. He was the lead researcher for the development of the IMIA Knowledge Base and is a member of the IMIA Recommendations on Education Task Force. A fuller list of his papers and publications can be found on http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8642-7405, ResearcherID K-7932-2012 or https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Graham_Wright2. 

He was the editor of Information Technology in Nursing in 1998 and an Assistant Editor for the following decade. He is a regular reviewer for the International Journal of Medical Informatics. He has been a member of the International Journal of Care Pathways Editorial Board for a decade and was invited to join the Editorial board of the European Journal of Biomedical Informatics in 2017. He was the programme director for the MSc. Health Informatics at The University of Winchester and the Director of the Centre for Health Informatics Research and Development (CHIRAD). 

He moved to South Africa in 2009 to take up the Chair of Health Sciences Research at Walter Sisulu University as a Research Champion to improve the research capacity in Health Sciences and had a small Health Informatics team that worked on the use of tablet computer in rural clinics. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) in South Africa and where he is currently involved in the supervision of two PhD candidates.

He has started to take on postgrads in Health Informatics in the Department and can be reached on G.Wright@ru.ac.za. He is present in the department most Tuesdays and welcomes visits by interested parties.

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