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Health Informatics


The Health Informatics theme, led by Professor Richard Dobson, is focused on translational bioinformatics and its application to complex disease. It is comprised of a mix of data and computer scientists, research software engineers and clinical & bio-informaticians. Our research focuses on the use of data from 'omics, electronic health records, the exposome, smartphones and wearables for real-time tailored care and alerting, trial recruitment, patient stratification and research. The multi-disciplinary team is able to develop and implement solutions for analysing and interpreting complex integrative datasets and for communicating findings to clinicians and patients.

Via the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, Health Informatics is one of the three founding partners behind ‘Rosalind’, a shared, high performance computing facility launched in October 2015. Rosalind provides researchers with a flexible, private cloud environment, alongside traditional compute facilities for bioinformatics, clinical informatics, imaging, sequencing and genomics, supporting next generation, large-scale analyses that will accelerate translational research across the biomedical, life sciences, and health informatics disciplines.

The Precision Health Informatics Data Lab group, led by Professor Richard Dobson, is motivated towards enabling a “panoramic” view of patients that is precise, predictive, preventative and participatory, through the integration of traditional ‘omics data with data derived from mHealth, electronic patient records, knowledge graphs. The group works closely alongside the National Institute for Health Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Maudsley BRC) supporting their translational research into novel tests, treatments and technologies to understand and treat mental disorders.

Research groups

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ADHD Research Lab

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Who we are

About us

We are a major force in the development of quantitative methodology in mental health research.

Our impact

Research impact

Driving progress in global mental health research through advanced quantitative methods.

Our people

Our people

Meet the members of the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics.