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Dr Peter Charlton

Biographical details

Peter Charlton gained the degree of MEng in Engineering Science in 2010 from the University of Oxford. Since then he held a research position, working jointly with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College London.

Research interests

Peter’s research focuses on physiological monitoring of hospital patients, divided into three areas. The first area concerns the development of signal processing techniques to estimate clinical parameters from physiological signals. He has focused on unobtrusive estimation of respiratory rate for use in ambulatory settings (NCT01472133), invasive estimation of cardiac output for use in critical care, and novel techniques for analysis of the pulse oximetry (photoplethysmogram) signal. Secondly, he is investigating the effectiveness of technologies for the acquisition of continuous and intermittent physiological measurements in ambulatory and intensive care settings (NCT01549717). Thirdly, he is developing techniques to transform continuous monitoring data into measurements which are appropriate for real-time alerting of patient deteriorations.

The two clinical trials on which he is currently an investigator are:

  1. 'Validation of Respiration Rate Algorithms' (NCT01472133), in which the performance of algorithms for estimating respiration rate from ECG and pulse oximetry signals is being assessed.
  2. 'Feasibility and Efficacy of Continuous In-Hospital Patient Monitoring' (NCT01549717), in which the the feasibility and efficacy of continuous physiological monitoring for prediction of deteriorations is being evaluated and compared to standard ward practice in the ambulatory setting.

For his PhD, he is testing the hypothesis that

Deterioration of inpatients could be detected earlier by monitoring their physiological
trajectories.

To test this hypothesis, he is modelling physiological trajectories of patients recovering from cardiac surgery.

His Google Scholar profile is available here.

His Github profile is available here, which includes the Respiratory Rate Estimation Project.

Editorial activity

Springer International Publishing

Peter Charlton (Editor), 20152016

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Participation in conference

The Data Dialogue

Peter Charlton (Invited speaker), 28 Jul 2016, The Data Dialogue

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Media article or participation

Blog article

Peter Charlton (Contributor), 11 May 2016

Activity: Public engagement and outreachMedia article or participation

Publication peer-review

APPLIED MATHEMATICAL MODELLING

Peter Charlton (Peer reviewer), 2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

IFMBE conference proceedings

Peter Charlton (Peer reviewer), 2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

Journal of Applied Physiology

Peter Charlton (Peer reviewer), 2016

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

Physiological Measurement

Peter Charlton (Peer reviewer), 2016

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Peter Charlton (Peer reviewer), 2015

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for best poster presentation

Peter Charlton (Recipient), 19 Oct 2015

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

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