Jim Briggs is Professor of Informatics at the University of Portsmouth and the Director of the Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics (CHMI). He is also currently the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Technology.
He has been researching for over 30 years, the last 20+ of which have been in health informatics. His expertise encompasses software development (particularly of web-based systems), clinical outcome modelling and eHealth.
CHMI is best known for its work underpinning and evaluating the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). Recent work includes quantifying the risk to patients attributed to nurse staffing levels, how best to identify deteriorating patients on general wards for ICU transfer, and how frequently vital sign observations should be made.
In his spare time, Jim has been an American football official for more than 35 years including a record 29 years doing it internationally.