Maged N. Kamel Boulos
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Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British health informatician, scientist and Professor of Digital Health currently based at the Alexander Graham Bell Centre of Digital Health, University of the Highlands and Islands, having worked before that at the University of Plymouth, at the University of Bath and at City University London. He is particularly known for his research into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in health and healthcare, which received wide news media coverage. He is credited with coining the phrases 'online consumer geoinformatics services' and 'wikification of GIS by the masses'  in 2005, when neogeography and virtual globes were still very new.
Kamel Boulos is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access, MEDLINE-indexed International Journal of Health Geographics, published by BioMed Central since 2002. He is Co-Chair of WG IV/4: Virtual Globes and Context-Aware Visualisation/Analysis within the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPR) Commission IV Geodatabases and Digital Mapping, 2008-2012.
News media coverage (examples)
- Software 'Agents' Could Help Unmask Reality Of Disease Clusters - ScienceDaily (7 September 2005)
- New Map Fills Need in Disease Surveillance - Government Technology (25 February 2005)
- Survey shows dire shortage of dentists - Telegraph (May 2004)
- NHS 'must fill gaps in national shortage of dentists' - The Times (May 2004)
- NHS needs 5,000 extra dentists, says report - The Guardian (May 2004)
- Diabetes websites too complicated - BBC News (10 September 2004)
Publications and further detail
- MN Kamel Boulos' profile at University of Plymouth, UK
- Publications (partial list) in PubMed
- Kamel Boulos, MN, Contributor to the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Manual of Geographic Information Systems, 2009 (Chapter 49 and DVD material)
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