Professor Maged N. Kamel Boulos is a British scientist and Chair of Digital Health at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland, UK. He worked before that at Plymouth University, University of Bath and City University London. He has more than 25 years of combined clinical and informatics experience, spanning the clinical, industry and academic/research worlds (1990-2015). As well as his medical degree and Master’s in Clinical Dermatology, he holds a Master’s in Medical Informatics from King's College, University of London, and a PhD in Measurement & Information in Medicine (GIS) from City University London. Maged teaches and has >130 publications (h-index: 31) on a specialist range of medical/public health informatics and geoinformatics topics. He is Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and was Co-Chair of WG IV/4 within ISPRS Commission IV, 2008-2012. He is the founding editor (2001) and Editor-in-Chief of the MEDLINE-indexed Int J Health Geogr. His research received wide media coverage and is/has been funded by national and international bodies, including World Health Organization EMRO and EURO; European Commission; UK TSB KTP Programme; UK AHRC; and Public Health Agency of Canada (funding one of his former PhD students).