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Our Research:

Informatics and Data Sciences

Our BRC is underpinned by cutting edge informatics and data sciences research in pursuit of medicine that is: predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory. The theme provides expertise and methods to support our our wider research themes, through a suite of cross-cutting, enabling and value-adding activities.

Our workstreams reflect the strengths of the team’s expertise and the needs of the Manchester BRC research themes:

  • Enhancing the collection, collation, and analysis of data from multiple sources to find groups of patients who have distinctive patterns of disease, or different responses to treatment.
  • Harnessing patient-generated data from mobile and wearable technologies, which play an increasing role in our research, and provide rich, community-based measurements of diseases, symptoms, and lifestyle patterns.
  • New ways to feed data analyses into the health and care decisions of patients and clinicians. Making complex information useful to the right decision-maker at the right time is a challenge for  translational medicine, particularly where information and health behaviours interact.

Our Informatics and Data Sciences Theme

Watch Professor Niels Peek talk about the work of the BRC informatics and data sciences cross-cutting theme.

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