Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics

Research areas

Our current focus is in the following areas:

Modelling clinical outcomes

How can clinical data be most effectively used to improve patient care? Is this effective? What data can be collected and how? How can it be integrated into clinical practice? What are the best statistical or machine learning techniques to use for this? See more on our work.

Virtual Interaction and Applications

The Interactive Technologies Research group crosses a number of disciplines, investigating the ways in which humans interact with technology and how this understanding can be applied to a wide range of real-world challenges.

Telemedicine and telecare

How can services be (re-)designed to effectively use technology to deliver health and social care at a distance? How can this be integrated into clinical practice?

How can technology be integrated into the home to support people? How best can it be deployed to special groups such as the elderly, those with mobility problems, etc?

We have particular interests in supporting people with Parkinson's Disease and similar conditions.

See also our page on the Digital Wellbeing project.

Socio-Technical aspects of health informatics

How do IT systems work with people? Do clinicians interact with IT systems in different ways from the rest of the population? What are the attitudes of clinicians towards IT systems?

Health informatics in developing countries

How has technology been used to deliver healthcare in developing countries? What are the lessons that can be learned from projects in the past that can be applied to future developments?

System development

How can healthcare information systems best be designed and implemented? How can features such as security, confidentiality and privacy best be achieved? How can systems best be designed to operate over the Internet (particularly the WWW)?