Professor Istepanian is globally recognized as one of the leading authorities and pioneer of the area of mobile healthcare (m-health) and the first scientist to have coined and defined this concept

After completing his PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK in 1994, he held several academic and research posts in UK and Canada. These included Professor of Data Communications for Healthcare and the founding Director of the Medical Information and Network Technologies Research Centre (MINT) at Kingston University, London, UK (2003-2013).  Senior lectureships in the Universities of Portsmouth, UK (1995-1998) and Brunel University, London (2000-2003).  A visiting Professor at St. George’s Medical School, University of London (2007-2009). Associate Professor Ryerson, Univeristy, Toronto and adjunct Professor at the University of West Ontario, Canada (1999-2000).  He was also the 2008 Leverhulme distinguished visiting fellow at the Centre for Global e-health Innovation University of Toronto and the University’s Health Network, Canada.

He was awarded the 2009 IEEE award for the best IEEE Transactions and most cited paper from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society for his seminal work and paper on mobile healthcare (m-health) published in 2004. He was also recipient of the IEE Heaviside award in 1999 from the Institution of Electrical Engineering (IEE), UK.

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Research & Innovations Leadership

Professor Istepanian’s current research activity concerns the areas of mobile health (m-health) and aims at underpinning new mobile communications, network and sensor technologies for next generation of smart m-health systems.

Professor Istepanian interests include advanced communication and network technologies applied for mobile health. One of my favourite early themes has been the study of advanced digital signal processing methods for physiological monitoring in different environments. His present research activity spans over 4G and 5G mobile healthcare, Full IP- mobile networks for real time diagnostics, medical video streaming and remote diagnostics, new smart wearable sensors for wellness and healthcare monitoring, mobile health from the global healthcare perspective particularly for developing countries, personalised medicine and applications of advanced signal processing to genomics (genomics signal processing and role of social robotics for behavioural change and chronic disease management.

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Special Issues IEEE Transactions Editorials

Other Editorials boards

[1] The special issue was one of the first IEEE special issues on the research in the areas of mobile and wireless healthcare systems

Keynote & Invited Lectures

eHealth 360° 2016 Summit Speakers

Life Sciences Law Forum 2016. Date: THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2016 | LOCATION: ETC.VENUES ST PAUL’S – 200 ALDERSGATE, LONDON

Mobile Applications (Apps) for Diabetes Management- Challenges and Efficacy Issues
75th. Anniversary Scientific Sessions of The American Diabetes Association, June 5-9, 2015, Boston, USA

Mobile Health for the Developing Countries and Armenia, Plenary Lecture, 11th Armenian Medical World Congress (AMWC), July 3 – 7, 2013, Los Angles, USA. (

‘Overview of mobile and telemedicine technologies to improve glycaemic control in patients with Diabetes’, 2nd Menarini Diagnostic International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Mamagement and 21st Century Approaches to Prevention, Rome, Italy, 30 November, 2012.

‘Advances in WiMAX and LTE technologies for medical video streaming in remote robotic ultrasonogrpahy diagnostics’, IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Services and Technologies for e-health, ICME 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 11-14 July, 2011.


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health-diskIstepanian, R. S. H.‘ m-health; A decade of evolution and impact on services and global health’, British Journal of Healthcare Management, Vol.20, 7, pp. 334-337, 2014.

Haddad N S, Istepanian, R. S. H., Philip N., Khazaal F. A.K., Hamdan A T, Pickles T.,5 Amso N., and Gregory J. W, ‘ A Feasibility Study of Mobile Phone Text Messaging to Support Education and Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Iraq’, Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Vol. 16, 6, pp. 454-459, 2014.

Debono C. J. , Micallef, B., Philip, N., , AliNejad A, Istepanian R. S. H., and Amso, N.’ Cross Layer design for optimised region of interest of Ultrasound Video data over Mobile WiMAX ’, IEEE Trans. Information Technology in Biomedicine, 16,6, pp. 1007-1014.2013.


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