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Peter Charlton

Dr Peter Charlton

Visiting Research Associate

ORCID: 0000-0003-3836-8655

Scopus Author ID: 57194948670


Research interests

Peter Charlton specialises in the development of signal processing techniques to measure physiological parameters. He is a member of the Haemodynamic Modelling Research Group within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at King's College London, working in collaboration with clinicians at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

For several years Peter investigated the utility of wearable sensors to detect clinical deteriorations. He worked jointly with GSTT to develop techniques to estimate respiratory rate from physiological signals which are routinely measured by wearable sensors. Peter and his colleagues were awarded the 2017 Martin Black Prize for this work. For his Ph.D. he assessed their performance, and developed a novel technique specifically for use with ambulatory patients. He then used this technique in a National Clinical Trial to continuously assess the likelihood of deteriorations in acutely-ill patients.

Peter’s present research focuses on non-invasive assessment of arterial stiffness, a predictor of cardiovascular events. He is assessing and developing pulse wave analysis techniques for use in community and hospital settings. These techniques will provide early diagnosis of increased arterial stiffness, and could be used to prompt clinical interventions and potentially reduce the likelihood of major events such as heart failure or stroke.

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