Philip Langley

Dr Philip Langley

Senior Lecturer/ Admissions Tutor (Engineering)

Faculty of Science and Engineering

01482 466535

Dr Langley is a chartered engineering and clinical scientist whose engineering career spans three decades in the coal and steel industries, healthcare and academia.

His research is focused on addressing the clinical need for improved diagnostics and therapeutics for heart disease through novel biomedical image / signal processing and devices.


Research Interests

  • Biomedical signal acquisition and processing

  • Computational bio-physics

Research groups

  • Research collaborations with many UK and international research groups and clinicians - see publications list


Full list

Langley P, Caldwell J, 'The atrial T wave: the elusive electrocardiographic wave exposed by a case of shifting atrial pacemaker', Journal of Electrocardiology, 49, pp 557-559 (2016)

Langley P, Murray A, 'Heart sound classification from unsegmented phonocardiograms', Physiological Measurement, 38(8), pp 1658-1670 (2017)

Langley P, 'Wavelet entropy as a measure of ventricular beat suppression from the electrocardiogram in atrial fibrillation', Entropy, 17, pp 6397-6411 (2015)

Di Marco L Y, Raine D, Bourke J P, Langley P, 'Characteristics of atrial fibrillation cycle length predict restoration of sinus rhythm by catheter ablation', Heart Rhythm, 10, pp 1303-1310 (2013)

Langley P, Dewhurst M, Di Marco L Y, Adams P, Dewhurst F, Mwita J C, Walker R, Murray A, 'Accuracy of algorithms for detection of atrial fibrillation from short duration beat interval recordings', Medical Engineering & Physics, 34, pp 1441-1447 (2012)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Medical Device Development and Cardiovascular Devices

  • Medial Imaging, Processing and Analysis (Module leader)

  • Artificial Organs and CADCAM (Module leader)

  • Artificial Organs and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications

  • Physiological Measurements and Mathematics (Module leader)

  • Fundamentals of Medical Engineering

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

  • Supervision of undergraduate medical, electrical and mechanical engineering projects

Research PhDs

Dr Langley welcomes applications from highly motivated students with an outstanding first class undergraduate / postgraduate degree and relevant experience associated with his research.

Completed PhDs

  • Daniel Raine, Surface ECG waveform analysis in determining the extent of atrial remodelling and predicting ablation outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation (MD)

  • Wenfeng Duan, Dynamic Cardiac Imaging and Relationship to Physiological Measurements (PhD)

  • Marjan Bojarnejad, Cardiovascular physics and engineering applied to improving the outcome of atrial fibrillation therapy (PhD)

  • Kun Wang, Quantification of left ventricular volume from cardiac imaging (PhD)

  • Abigail Haigh, An investigation of principal component analysis as a computational technique for separation of atrial and ventricular ECG activities (PhD)

  • Adedayo Okelarin, Repeatability of thoracic impedance measurement (MPhil)

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Sarah Kane, Detection of atrial fibrillation in an ambulatory blood pressure device (PhD)
  • Marwa S Al-Karadi, U waves in atrial fibrillation (PhD)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD

  • BEng

  • CEng

  • MIET


External roles

  • Research collaboration with many UK and international research groups and clinicians - see publications list.

PhD examiner:

  • University of Stavanger, Norway

  • Aalborg University, Denmark

  • Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Newcastle University, UK

  • Nottingham University, UK

Awards and accolades

  • Awarded the prestigious EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2005-2010)

Professional highlights

  • Awarded the prestigious EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2005-2010)