John Anderson has served as Head of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ulster, Head of BioEngineering at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Director of the Northern Ireland Bio-Engineering Centre. He is a founding member of Sensor Technology & Devices Ltd. In 1994 he was made a founding Fellow of the Biological Engineering Society. He has published over 300 papers in the field of bioengineering research and holds 18 patents in the field. He holds an MPhil and DPhil in bioengineering and was granted a Personal Chair in Medical Electronics in 1990.