Centre for Health and Bioinformatics


Dr Tejal Shah

Lecturer in Informatics


Tejal is a Lecturer in Informatics in the School of Computing at Newcastle University and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She leads on the design and delivery of multi-disciplinary Continuing Professional Development programmes that focus on digital skills and knowledge development across various domains including the Health Informatics CPD programme. It is the first Health Informatics educational programme in the UK to be accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI). The programme is the first case study in the implementation of the national core competency framework for Clinical Informatics developed by the faculty. Tejal is a core member of the FCI's Competency Framework Working Group that is responsible for developing a plan for the national Clinical Informatics Core Competency Framework to be implemented in practice and she also serves on the FCI's Education & Standards Committee, which provides guidance on matters concerning educational and professional standards for Health/Clinical Informatics in the UK.

Tejal also teaches on the the Cyber Security and Software Engineering specialisms in the level 7 Digital and Technology Solutions Specialist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship programme and supervises the apprentices on these programmes.

Previously, Tejal was a Research Associate in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University working on the Connected Health Cities (CHC) Programme where she was involved in designing computational models for consent. Prior to joining Newcastle University, she was a Research Assistant in the School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney where she worked on the implementation of SNOMED CT in the in-house health information system that was developed as part of a research project.


  • PhD in Computer Science - University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (jointly funded by CSIRO and Australian Postgraduate Awards Scholarship)
  • Master of Health Informatics - University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (recipient of University of Sydney Dean's Scholar Award and NSW Health Department's Prize for Academic Excellence in Health Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery - Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Postgraduate teaching

Module lead for:

CSC8426 Emerging Technologies

Lecturer for:

CSC8415: Strategic Case Studies,
CSC8419: Capstone Project for Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship
CSC8429: Capstone Project for Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship


CSC8429: Capstone Project for Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
CSC8099: Project and Dissertation for MSc Computer Science
CSC8199: Project and Dissertation for MSc Cloud Computing
CSC3031/3032: Research and Project Skills/Major Project in Computer Science



Tejal's research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning in the context of Semantic Web. Her research focus is on the application of ontologies to domains with complex data modelling and analytics requirements such as IoT and healthcare.

She is currently co-supervising 2 doctoral students on data management for IoT applications (EV) and the development and application of semantic technologies to energy systems respectively. She has co-supervised 1 doctoral student to completion who worked on semantic technologies for natural hazard management systems.

A list of publications can be found on: