Owen Johnson

Before joining the University I worked in industry at a senior level for many years so have a good practical insight into the skills that employers look for. That practical experience is reflected in my teaching and research and I focus on topics that have a high potential impact on society, business and skills. I am also an alumni of the School of Computing’s Masters course.

I am currently teaching a course on Systems Thinking which develops thinking skills through the powerful framework of systems theory. This course has been one of the first to make extensive use of the pioneering technology centre learning suites available at the University of Leeds. 

I am a member of the Applied Computing in Biology, Medicine and Health Research Theme in the School of Computing and my current research is in the development of novel process analytics methods for better healthcare with a strong emphasis on process mining, simulation, modelling and electronic healthcare records. I currently supervise a range of PhD students working in e-health process analytics, lead the ClearPath Care Pathway Mining Research Project and am a co-investigator on around £10m of other research grants.  

in 2006 I set up e-health systems development company X-Lab with students and staff from the University of Leeds. The company has employed over 50 School of Computing students and graduates over its ten year history.