Professor Nigel W. John

Professor Nigel W. John is a Senior Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Chester since July 2015. Previously, he held a chair in computing within the School of Computer Science at Bangor University between 2003 and 2015, and led the VMG group. In 2006 he was awarded the 12th annual Satava Award to acknowledge his accomplishments in the field of computer graphics and medical visualization. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Eurographics Association and in 2014 as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. His personal page can be found on


Andrew Muncey

Andrew Muncey is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chester, primarily teaching web technologies and programming modules. He holds a BSc in Multimedia Technologies and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Chester. His research interests are mobile technologies, wearable computing, human-computer interaction and research-informed teaching and assessment of computer language programming.


Professor John M. Counsell

Professor John M. Counsell has established internationally recognition in the research of advanced multi-vector control of energy systems. To date John has published over 50 articles in control theory and applications to Energy Systems (including Journal & International Conferences papers, Patents and IET’s Codes of Practice) and has edited 3 books on Computer Aided Conceptual Design. His current interests embrace Digital solutions and the Internet of Things, and he uses visual analytics in this context.


Dr Yousaf Khalid

Dr Khalid has a background in both academia and industry. His main research area is hybrid heating systems. He is active in the areas of intelligent control of multi-vector hybrid energy systems, energy storage & demand reduction and waste heat utilisation, and he uses visualization and visual analytics in this context.

PhD Students


Peter Butcher

Pete Butcher is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Chester. He holds a BSc from Bangor University. His research interests are beyond-the-desktop information visualization and user experience in mobile and wearable devices. His principal supervisor is Dr Ritsos.



Dr Panagiotis D. Ritsos

Panagiotis (Panos) is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, Bangor University. He is collaborating with Peter Butcher and Prof Nigel John in the theme of Immersive Analytics. Panos’ research expertise lies mainly on Mixed and Virtual Reality, complemented by experience in Information Visualization, Visual Analytics and Wearable Computing,. His personal page can be found on


Dr Serban Pop

Serban wass a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science between 2015 and 2019. He was formerly a Lecturer in Oxford Brookes University, a Research Officer in the Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit of the School of Computer Science, Bangor University and a Research Fellow at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Centre for Mathematical Medicine, University of Nottingham. His main research topics are angiogenesis in wound healing, blood rheology and microcirculation of blood.