Dr Santiago Gil Martinez

Associate Professor, eHealth Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder

Dr Santiago Martinez is Associate Professor in E-health and a member of the E-health Research Centre at the University of Agder, Norway. He started his education in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Seville, Spain, followed by a Master in Philosophy in Soft. Eng. and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Malaga, also in Spain. He obtained a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Abertay University, Scotland, funded by the Alison Armstrong studentship. He is and has been partner of European research projects (FP7United4Health; H2020 mHub; Interreg iAge, InforCare), British (AHMRC Improving healthcare support for rural communities in India), Norwegian regional (Agder Living Lab) and on COVID-19/SARS (DIPAR). He has experienced in the public sector collaborating with health institutions such as Hospital Virgen del Rocio (Spain) for an integrated electronic health record; the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSAT) at the University of Dundee and Dundee Ninewells Hospital (UK) for user experience of radiologist using MRI for surgery; and the South Norway regional hospital (Norway) for an electronic medication list service. In the private sector, he has collaborated with several companies, such as NCR Global in US/Scotland (self-service machines), Safemate (GPS alarm service) and Bliksund (prehospital electronic health record) in Norway.

Dr Martinez’s interdisciplinary research aims is to use (human-centred design) and health (evidence-based medicine) to advance the intersection of the disciplines in tackling global challenges such as universal access to healthcare. His research priorities therefore include global and universal E-health and ethical artificial intelligence. He has been working with the University of Oslo the last two years to control and eradicate a neglected tropical disease in South Africa. His work with the Nordic Privacy Center fosters algorithm accountability and ethical AI.