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Dr Daniel Leightley

Lecturer in Digital Health Sciences

Pronouns

He/Him

Biography

Dr Daniel Leightley is a Lecturer in Digital Health Sciences in the School of Life Course & Population Sciences. Dan’s current research focuses on developing and evaluating digital therapeutics. Dan’s work has been supported by grants from various organisations, including the Forces in Mind Trust, the National Institute of Health Research, the Medical Research Council, and the Cabinet Office.

He is a member of the IEEE and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

  • Digital Health 
  • Machine Learning 
  • Mental Health 
  • Natural Language Processing 
  • Data Linkage
  • Armed Forces Health 

Research Groups

  • King’s Centre for Military Health Research

    Research

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    King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

    The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King’s College London, is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research.

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    DrinksRation

    DrinksRation is a smartphone app designed to reduce alcohol misuse in the Armed Forces using digital technology and behavioural change theory.

    Project status: Ongoing

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    Social media, Smartphone Use and Self-Harm in Young People (3S-YP) study

    The rise in self-harm has been linked to increasing use of social media and internet technology among young people.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    App-based monitoring of thinking difficulties could help treatment of depression

    New research with over 500 participants diagnosed with depression has shown that smartphone assessments of their thinking difficulties is linked to the...

    man with phone in cafe

    New framework aims to unlock the potential for social media research into young people's mental health

    Research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London proposes a new framework to empower young people in...

    Social media apps on phone - by adem ay - 780x440

    Mobile app successfully tested with veterans seeking to reduce their alcohol consumption now available to the public

    A new smartphone app, which has been made available to the public today, has been found to be successful in helping UK veterans to reduce alcohol consumption.

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    Veterans Mental Health Conference 2022

    The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCHMR), the leading civilian centre of excellence for military health research in the UK, presented the 2022...

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    Understanding the experiences of young adults during and post COVID-19 lockdown

    Researchers from King’s College London have launched a new study to better understand what young adults think about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is...

    Understanding the experiences of young adults during and post COVID-19 lockdown

      Research

      pexels-imprensa-agruban®-10501127
      King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

      The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King’s College London, is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research.

      drinksration
      DrinksRation

      DrinksRation is a smartphone app designed to reduce alcohol misuse in the Armed Forces using digital technology and behavioural change theory.

      Project status: Ongoing

      est-1-in-4-children-young-people-have-problematic-smartphone-usage-hero
      Social media, Smartphone Use and Self-Harm in Young People (3S-YP) study

      The rise in self-harm has been linked to increasing use of social media and internet technology among young people.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      App-based monitoring of thinking difficulties could help treatment of depression

      New research with over 500 participants diagnosed with depression has shown that smartphone assessments of their thinking difficulties is linked to the...

      man with phone in cafe

      New framework aims to unlock the potential for social media research into young people's mental health

      Research led by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London proposes a new framework to empower young people in...

      Social media apps on phone - by adem ay - 780x440

      Mobile app successfully tested with veterans seeking to reduce their alcohol consumption now available to the public

      A new smartphone app, which has been made available to the public today, has been found to be successful in helping UK veterans to reduce alcohol consumption.

      Phone

      Veterans Mental Health Conference 2022

      The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCHMR), the leading civilian centre of excellence for military health research in the UK, presented the 2022...

      women soldiers 780x440

      Understanding the experiences of young adults during and post COVID-19 lockdown

      Researchers from King’s College London have launched a new study to better understand what young adults think about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is...

      Understanding the experiences of young adults during and post COVID-19 lockdown