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PhD projects

Creating a 'lite' evaluation methodology for health informatics implementations in the NHS and social care. Devise and validate instruments for evaluating the effectiveness of clinical handovers. Explore recommender algorithms for optimal electronic health record (EHR) content presentation. Developing outcome models that combine NLP with structured biomedical data. Evaluating the effects of EHRs on clinician-patient interaction in diverse settings/specialties. Representing clinical knowledge objects using CQL in FHIR Libraries. Soft systems analysis of healthcare IT problem areas Helping patients manage their own conditions using personal health records. Improving usability of electronic patient records.


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Reader in Health Informatics, based in the School of Computing.

Over 25 years' experience in health information technology, with expertise in semantic interoperability, information standards, clinical decision support and mixed methods evaluation.

Research Interests

  • Clinician adoption and usage of healthcare IT
  • Information standards and terminologies
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Workflow and usability
  • Computable biomedical knowledge


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