Nikolaos Papachristou


PhD Student in Machine Learning for Healthcare and Clinical Informatics Research
PhD, MSc, BSc

Biography

I am currently finishing my PhD on "Machine Learning for Exploring and Predicting Cancer Symptom Clusters" at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey. My supervisor is Professor Payam Barnaghi, my co-supervisor is Dr Sarah Allison, and my external supervisor is Professor Christine Miaskowski (University of California, San Francisco). 

You can find the full list of my publications at Google ScholarResearchGate and ORCID

As a researcher I have worked in designing and evaluating Medical eLearning Systems, implementing a mixed methods study and evaluating patient safety of the healthcare services (i.e., primary care, cancer care, dementia care) in North West London. I have been trained and practiced Evidence Synthesis through systematic reviews, Technology Assessment through quantitative (e.g. regression analysis, analytical modelling) and qualitative methods (e.g. active evaluation, ground theory, thematic analysis). Finally, I have been exploring novel applications of machine learning and network analysis on cancer symptom clusters. 

Before my current position I have worked as a research assistant in the Global eHealth Unit of Imperial College London. I have also worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist/Biomedical Scientist in a hospital, and did e-learning and AI research at University of Patras.

So far, I have studied Medical Laboratory Technology/Biomedical Science (BSc), Life Science Informatics (MSc), Health Technology Assessment (MSc), Education and Pedagogy (Diploma).

From 2012 to 2013 I had the opportunity to experience digital health entrepreneurship on a venture for Childhood Asthma, winning second place at the “Call to Innovation Greece”. I have tried to supplement my knowledge and skills on Digital Health Interventions Design for Chronic Diseases such as Asthma through multidisciplinary digital health workshops (MIT Health and Wellness Innovation 2013), Conferences (Futuremed 2013) and various assignments on courses for Implementation Science and Mobile Health.

Awards

  • 2nd place at the “Call to Innovation Greece”. The competition was held with the collaboration of TEDxAcademy and Singularity University. (April 2013)
  • “Best Collaboration and Teamwork - Group Decision” Award at the MIT Health and Wellness Innovation 2013. (February 2013)
  • Among the 20 finalists in the “Launching People Greece” (Samsung) competition. My proposal was on a series of participatory design workshops for the Greek healthcare ecosystem. (February 2013)
  • Co-founder and co-curator of the greek healthcare hashtag #opnhealth. #opnhealth was nominated for the best twitter hashtag 2011 at the Greek Web Awards “e-awards 2012”, best twitter organization 2012 at the Greek Web Awards “e-awards 2013”. (2012, 2013)
  • 3rd Prize Award in Papageorgiou General Hospital’s (Thessaloniki) contest on “Ideas and proposals for the Improvement of Services, Working Conditions and Resource Saving". (2010)

Invited Talks

Webinar

Workshops

  • Vozikis Athanasios, Papachristou Nikolaos, Matsagos Spyridon, "Seminar on the assessment of quality and cost-effectiveness for clinical laboratory services. Utilisation for sustainability and improvement", 6th Panhellenic PETIE Conference & 1st Scientific Symposium of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Athens, Greece. (March 2019)
  • Charilaos Lygidakis, Ana Nunes Barata, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Raluca Zoitanu, Peter Sloane, Nikos Papachristou, Ulrik Kirk, “Converging Technology and Primary Care: The Future, Now”, The 19th WONCA Europe Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. (July 2014)

Oral Presentations

Public Events

  • Chair of the session "Education, research and clinical practise through Biomedical Informatics Applications", at the "6th Panhellenic PETIE Conference & 1st Scientific Symposium of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences", Athens, Greece. (March 2019)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the "6th Panhellenic PETIE Conference & 1st Scientific Symposium of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences", Athens, Greece. (March 2019)
  • Co-organizer of “#opnHealth hosts TEDxNijmegen” which took place at the Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece. (April 2013)
  • Member of the Organising Committee (role: general coordinator) for the conference “The Technologist’s Role in the Current Developments”, at the Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. (October 2012)

University roles and responsibilities

  • PhD Candidate on "Machine Learning for Exploring and Predicting Cancer Symptom Clusters"

Research

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Publications

You can find the full list of my publications at Google ScholarResearchGate and ORCID

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