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.