I am a Professor of Electronic, Control and Systems Engineering and hold the Research Chair in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing in the Institute for Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing at Cumbria University.
Deputy Editor in Chief of MDPI Energies Journal
Fellow of the IMechE, Senior Member IEEE, Fellow HEA, Chartered Engineer.
UK Kidney Dialysis and Research Innovation Network (UKDRIN) Executive Panel Member
UKRI EPSRC College Member
My background is in Electronic, Control and Systems Engineering, particularly with reference to Aeronautical, Automotive, and Energy applications and laterly MedTech novel sensing and AI analytics
Current Research Projects
- MStart Trust: iTREND Intelligent Healthcare Technologies Mar 2017 – Feb 2023, £1.7M
PIs Prof Paul Stewart and Prof Jill Stewart (Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing, University of Cumbria) and Principal Investigators Prof Maarten Taal and Dr Nick Selby (Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital; Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham)
The aim of the programme is to improve outcomes for renal dialysis patients by delivering personalised treatment regimes, in particularly, predicting the onset of hypotension and modulating or modifying treatment. So far the team has developed hardware and software for non-invasive continuous monitoring of blood pressure, without compromising patient experience. In parallel to the main iTrend project, the team secured a Kidney Research UK Stoneygate Award (2021-2023) – DIAMONDS Dialysis Monitoring for Decision Support, to develop real-time blood pressure prediction during dialysis treatment. The iTrend project is now extended until 2023 to investigate the effectiveness of treatment modulation techniques in controlling and mitigating the onset of hypotension during treatment. By mid 2023, the programmes will have collected continuous blood pressure and other physiological data from over 200 patients In the Derby Royal Hospital (RDH) Renal Unit, during multiple 4-hour treament sessions for each patient in order to support the development of the programme
Kidney Research UK Stoneyate Award: DIAMONDS Dialysis Monitoring for Decision Support August 2021-2023, £300k
Principal Investigator Prof Paul Stewart, Co-I Prof Jill Stewart and Principal Investigators Prof Maarten Taal and Prof Nick Selby (Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital; Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring technology developed by University of Derby and University of Nottingham researchers on the iTrend Intelligent Technologies for Renal Dialysis project is now being deployed on the DIAMONDS Dialysis Monitoring for Decision Support project. The Stoneygate Research Award project funded by Kidney Research U.K. uses continuous blood pressure monitoring data collected during kidney dialysis to predict the onset of low patient blood pressure which causes and exacerbates other associated illnesses.
- US Patent Office & Overseas License 62/855069 MEASURING PRESSURE WAVES IN DIALYSIS LINES TO DERIVE CONTINUOUS ARTERIAL BLOOD PRESSURE Prof Paul Stewart, Prof Jill Stewart, et al. iTrend Medical Research Ltd.
Recent Blog Posts
- (no title)Condition parameter estimation for photovoltaic buck converters based on adaptive model observers Authors Zhaohui Cen, Paul Stewart Publication date 2016/10/31 Journal IEEE Transactions on Reliability Volume … Read more: (no title)
- Remote working on the Kidney Research UK DIAMONDS projectDiscussing the last couple of weeks patient data on the Kidney Research UK: DIAMONDS project. Having our side of the project running remotely at University of Cumbria seems to be working very well. We have data from enough patient study sessions for our next journal paper centred on the foundations of accurate BP measurements to… Read more: Remote working on the Kidney Research UK DIAMONDS project
- Kidney Research UK DIAMONDS project now at University of CumbriaAn update on progress on the KRUK DIAMONDS project which has come with us to the University of Cumbria…… Stoneygate Research Project Development and validation of an algorithm for real-time prediction of intradialytic hypotension using continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring (The dialysis monitoring for decision support study – DIAMONDS) Grant start date: 01/08/2021 Duration: 24… Read more: Kidney Research UK DIAMONDS project now at University of Cumbria
- Research and Innovation in the new Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing at Cumbria UniversityFounding academics Prof Paul and Prof Jill Stewart in the Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing (IECAM) at Cumbria University have a long established research activity centered around low carbon airport operations and advanced flight dynamics via intelligent control. Here are some examples of our funded research in this area: Research… Read more: Research and Innovation in the new Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing at Cumbria University