Ghalaleh Tehrani

PHD Student


Doctoral Researcher


Teaching Assistant

Areas of Interest

SNF-compliant Information Systems, Business Process Modelling, Healthcare Informatics, Norm-base clinical pathways, Knowledge representation, Norm analysis


Journal Publications:

  • Tehrani J., Vaughan M., Kechneg Liu. (2012) Are clinical documents optimised for patient safety? A critical analysis of patient safety outcomes using the EDA error model, Journal of Health Policy and Technology, Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2012, Pages 214-227
  • Tehrani J., Liu K., Michell V. (2013) Ontological Modelling for Generation of Clinical Pathways, Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2012

Conference Publications:

  • Tehrani J., Liu K., Michell V. (2012) Semiotics-Oriented Method for Generation of Clinical Pathways, The 2nd International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2012), Beijing, China
  • Tehrani J., Liu K.,  Al-soud A., Alrajhi M., Chidzambwa L. (2012) Modeling Dynamic Behavior of Business Organisations - Extension of BPM with Norms, 4th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS 2012), Barcelona, Spain
  • Al-Soud A., Tehrani J. (2012) Norm-Based Life Event Approach for Government to Citizen E-Service Provision, The Eleventh International Conference on Electronic Government (EGOV 2012), Kristiansand, Norway


Tehran AZAD University (2003-2006): BSc(Hons) Equivalant, Software Engineering, 2:1
Oxford Brookes University (2004-2007): BSc(Hons) Computer Science, 2:1
University of Greenwich (2008-2009): MSc Information Systems, Distinction

Description of PhD project

My PhD is mainly about developing a clinical process mapping methodology to support information systems innovation in healthcare. My research will focus on improving patient safety from a semiotic perspective by capturing knowledge from syntactic and social level and guiding the modeling of clinical pathways using business process modeling notation best practice. My aim is to develop a knowledge-based patient-centric framework and delivery mechanism to improve patient safety and care quality through the integration and optimisation of the information and clinical pathways across human factors and processes involved in patient care. This is a joint research with Royal Berkshire Hospital.