SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Dr Chris Pickford
Dr Chris Pickford
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From January 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Institute for Dementia
From January 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From January 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in biological sciences and engineering.  I have a BSc in Microbiology with Biotechnology, an MSc in Robotics and Automation, and a PhD in Systems Neuroscience from the University of Manchester.  I currently work in Salford’s Institute for Dementia within the field of physical activity / behavioural monitoring using body worn sensors.  These sensors discretely collect free-living data about how a person moves, that can be used to characterise patterns of daily activity.  Using MATLAB, I am analysing these data to identify subtle changes in these patterns over time that may be indicative of cognitive decline and could inform future research on the progression of dementia.  The aims of my work are to support independent living by informing person-centric care strategies for people living with dementia and their carers, and to use activity monitoring as an effective outcome measure for tailored interventions.