Digital Health

The UK government’s ‘Data saves lives’ vision is to drive improvements in health and social care through digital technologies by effectively collating, processing, and analysing health information for precision medicine, population health and research. This must be guided by real-world evidence and patient/public involvement and develop digital technologies that are safe and solve patient safety challenges (Digital Clinical Safety Strategy-NHSX-2021).

The Digital Health Theme builds on established strengths in convergence science, clinical informatics and artificial intelligence (AI) across Imperial, including expertise in the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit, Data Science Institute (cross-College hub for data-driven research/education). This theme will work in partnership with NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC; 29 NHS Trusts working to facilitate research through healthcare data), the North-West London (NWL) Integrated Care System (ICS; an NHS collaboration to reduce inequalities, improve outcomes and quality of life), industry and the public. With >£20M investment from NIHR, MRC, Wellcome and the Imperial-X “Human and Machine Learning”, offering a co-located, collaborative environment for research, education and entrepreneurship across data science, digital technologies and AI.

Key Individuals
  • Mr Erik Mayer
    Mr Erik Mayer
    Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Paul Aylin
    Professor Paul Aylin
    Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Ben Glampson
    Ben Glampson
    Research Informatics Programme Manager
  • Dr Aldo Faisal
    Dr Aldo Faisal
    Senior Lecturer in Neurotechnology
  • Dr Anna Hansell
    Dr Anna Hansell
    Reader in Environmental Epidemiology
  • Dr Ceire Costelloe
    Dr Ceire Costelloe
    Director of Global Digital Health Unit
  • Dr Evangelos Evangelou
    Dr Evangelos Evangelou
    Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Mireille Toledano
    Dr Mireille Toledano
    Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
  • Dr Sarah Butcher
    Dr Sarah Butcher
    Head of Bioinformatics Support Service
  • Mr Andrew Heard
    Mr Andrew Heard
    Database Manager
  • Professor Azeem Majeed
    Professor Azeem Majeed
    Professor of Primary Care
  • Professor Brendan Delaney
    Professor Brendan Delaney
    Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making
  • Professor Christopher Millett
    Professor Christopher Millett
    Professor of Public Health
  • Professor Elio Riboli
    Professor Elio Riboli
    Director, School of Public Health
  • Professor Gerry Thomas
    Professor Gerry Thomas
    Chair in Molecular Pathology & Director of Imperial Tissue Bank
  • Professor Jaspal Kooner
    Professor Jaspal Kooner
    Professor of Clinical Cardiology
  • Professor John Chambers
    Professor John Chambers
    Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Professor Majid Ezzati
    Professor Majid Ezzati
    Chair in Global Environmental Health
  • Professor Mauricio Barahona
    Professor Mauricio Barahona
    Chair in Biomathematics
  • Professor Paul Elliott
    Professor Paul Elliott
    Theme Lead, Informatics & Biobanking
  • Professor Paulo Vineis
    Professor Paulo Vineis
    Chair in Environmental Epidemiology
  • Professor Robert Glen
    Professor Robert Glen
    Chair in Computational Medicine
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