Dr Christopher Buckingham

Senior Lecturer

Phone number
+44 (0)121 204 3450


Room number
MB 215A

Qualifications & Education

  • BSc in Psychology ( Southampton University)
  • MSc in Computer Science ( Birmingham University)
  • PhD in Computer Science ( Birmingham University)

Research interests

  • The nature and development of expertise
  • Psychological classification and decision-making
  • Reasoning with uncertainty
  • Clinical decision making
  • Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems

Research projects

  • Generating risk-prediction models from mental-health data Responsible KEG Investigator
  • A decision support system for mental-health risk screening and assessment Responsible KEG Investigator
  • ADVANCE: Advanced predictive-analysis-based decision-support engine for logistics.

PhD Supervision

  • Jan Chircop (A Multiple Pheromone Algorithm for Cluster Analysis (MPACA))
  • Sasha Hegazy (Inductive Parameter Learning in Complex Hierarchical Knowledge Structures Representing Clinical Expertise)
  • Ali Rezaei-Yazdi (Modelling experts' reasoning with uncertainty to accommodate the impact of missing data and non-linear data interactions)
  • Ashraful Islam (Analysis of free-text data collected by a mental-health risk assessment tool for validating, integrating with, and improving the quantitative data collection)
  • Olufunmilayo Obembe (Development of a Probabilistic Graphical Structure from a Model of Mental Health Clinical Expertise)
  • Munirah Mohd-Yusof (Case-based reasoning and its role in eliciting uncertainty values within an Intelligent Knowledge Based System)
  • Rozlina Mohamed (User-Defined View for Query Routing in Super-Peer P2P Networks)

Selected publications

Vail, L., Adams, A., Gilbert, E., Nettleingham, A. & Buckingham, C.D. (in press). “Investigating mental health risk assessment in primary care and the potential role of a structured decision support tool, GRiST”, Mental Health in Family Medicine.

Gilbert E, Adams A and Buckingham C.D. (2011). “Examining the relationship between risk assessment and risk management in mental health”, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 18(10), pp 862-868.

Buckingham, C.D. and Adams, A. (2011). The GRiST web-based decision support system for mental health risk assessment and management. In Proceedings of the First BCS Health in Wales/ehi2 joint Workshop, pp 37-40, ISBN 978-0-94688-171-0.

Zsolt Kemeny, Elisabeth Ilie-Zudor, Janos Fulop, Aniko Ekart, Christopher Buckingham, Philip G.  Welch (2011). Multiple-participant hub-and-spoke logistics networks: challenges, solutions and limits. MITIP 2011, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, pp 1-10.

Chircop, J. & Buckingham, C.D. (2011). A Multiple Pheromone Algorithm for Cluster Analysis. ICSI 2011: International conference on swarm intelligence, pp 1-10, http://icsi11.eisti.fr/papers/paper_21.pdf

Obembe, O. and Buckingham, C. D. (2010). Graphical Modelling in Mental-Health Risk Assessments. In Proceedings of the 2010 Computation World: Future Computing, Service Computation, Cognitive, Adaptive, Content, Patterns (COMPUTATIONWORLD ’10). pp 72 - 77. ISBN: 978-1-61208-001-7

Obembe, O. and Buckingham, C. D. (2010). “Developing a Probabilistic Graphical Structure from a Model of Mental Health Clinical Risk Expertise”. In Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems. Rossitza Setchi, Ivan Jordanov, Robert J. Howlett and Lakhmi C.  Jain, Eds. Lecture Notes In Computer Science. Heidelberg:Springer, vol 6279, pp 88-97.

Hegazy, S.E. & Buckingham, C.D. (2010). Modulating Membership Grades to Gain Consensus for Fuzzy Set Uncertainty Values in a Clinical Decision Support System. In Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies and Services (CENTRIC),40-45. IEEE Xplore, Digital Object Identifier:10.1109/CENTRIC.2010.27

Hegazy, S.E. & Buckingham, C.D. (2009). A method for automatically eliciting node weights in a hierarchical knowledge-based structure for reasoning with uncertainty. International Journal on Advances in Software, 2(1), 76-83.

Yusof, M. M and Buckingham, C. D. (2009). Medical Case-based Reasoning: A Review of Retrieving, Matching and Adaptation Processes in Recent Systems. In Hamza, M. H. (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Artificial Intelligence and Applications, (pp 72-76), Innsbruck, Austria: ACTA Press.

Hegazy, S.E. & Buckingham, C.D. (2009). iARRIVE: An Incremental Algorithm for Robust Relative Influence Values Elicitation. In eTELEMED 2009, 239-244. IEEE Computer Society:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eTELEMED.2009.42.

Wrighton, N. & Buckingham, C.D. (2009). Defining an OWL Ontology That Could Be Used to Integrate Mental-Health Risk Information within a Decision Support System. In eTELEMED 2009, 245-250. IEEE Computer Society: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eTELEMED.2009.11.

Hegazy, S. E., Buckingham C. D. (2008). An Algorithm for Robust Relative Influence Values Elicitation (ARRIVE). Computing in the Global Information Technology, 2008, ICCGI ’08 91-96. IEEE Xplore: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ICCGI.2008.30

Mohamed, R. & Buckingham, C.D. (2008). Pre-processing for Improved Query Routing in Super-peer P2P Systems. Region 5 Conference, 2008 IEEE, 1 - 6. IEEE Xplore: Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TPSD.2008.4562755

Buckingham, C. D., Adams, A.E. & Mace, C. (2008). Cues and knowledge structures used by mental-health professionals when making risk assessments. Journal of Mental Health, 17(3), 299-314.

Ann Adams, Christopher D. Buckingham, Antje Lindenmeyer, John B. McKinlay, Carol Link, Lisa Marceau, & Sara Arber (2008). The influence of patient and doctor gender on diagnosing coronary heart disease Sociology of Health & Illness, 30(1), 1-18.

Buckingham, C.D. (2007). Improving mental health risk assessment using web-based decision support. Health Care Risk Report, 13(3), 17-18.

Buckingham, C.D., Ahmed, A., & Adams, A.E. (2007). Using XML and XSLT for flexible elicitation of mental health risk knowledge. Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine, 32(1), 65-81.

Buckingham, C.D. and Adams, A. (2006). Employing XML-based technologies to elicit mental health risk knowledge. In J. Bryant (Ed.), Current perspectives in healthcare computing 2006, (p. 284-291). BCS HIF: Swindon.

Adams, A.E., Buckingham, C.D., Arber, S.L., McKinlay, J.B., Marceau, L. & Link, C. (2006). The influence of patient age on clinical decision-making about coronary heart disease in the US and the UK. Ageing and Society, 26, 303-321.

Buckingham,C. D., Kearns,G., Brockie,S., Adams,A.E., & Nabney, I.T. (2004). Developing a Computer Decision Support System for Mental Health Risk Screening and Assessment. In J. Bryant (Ed.), Current perspectives in healthcare computing 2004, (p. 189-194). BCS HIC: Swindon.

Buckingham, C.D. (2003). Can you help us develop a mental-health decision-support system? The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management, 20(10), 13.

Buckingham, C.D. (2002). Psychological cue use and implications for a clinical decision support system. Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine, 27(4), 237-251.

Buckingham, C.D. & Chan, T. (2002). Developing a mental-health risk-screening tool. Risk management in mental health, 1-39. Informa UK: London.

Buckingham, C.D. & Adams, A.E. (2000). Classifying Clinical Decision Making: A Unifying Approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(4), 981-989.

Buckingham, C.D. & Adams, A.E. (2000). Classifying Clinical Decision Making: Interpreting Nursing Intuition, Heuristics, and Medical Diagnosis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(4), 990-998.

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research