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Technologically and socially relevant research into digital health
For digital health technologies to be effective, interdisciplinary collaboration is essential. The IDH brings together relevant expertise from across the whole of UCL including engineering, medicine, life and social science disciplines. Our researchers’ interests include:
- developing novel interventions which improve health and wellbeing of individuals
- improving healthcare systems performance
- gaining insights to influence public health and policy
IDH members’ expertise includes machine learning, AI, human computer interaction, imaging, virtual reality, mhealth, online interventions, electronic health records, epidemiology, pervasive computing, developing sensors, behaviour change, clinical trials, data linkage, and cohort studies.
Digital health approaches at UCL are applied to a wide range of conditions and research areas, such as cardiovascular disease, mental health, dementia, addiction, cancer, infectious disease, sexual health, diabetes, wellbeing and fitness.
IDH researchers and consortia have experience of working with clinicians, industry (from SMEs to global corporations), healthcare providers, patient groups, charities, and policy groups. Our case studies and projects show how UCL's digital health research has a wide-reaching impact on the world so far.
The IDH team can help you find the expertise you need and provide you with guidance on the most appropriate collaborative scheme (see below for options) for your needs. Please get in touch
- Collaborative Research
Collaborative research combines complex real-world challenges with academics' curiosity and research rigour. We work to develop mutually beneficial and tailored partnerships. The industrial sponsor will gain access to the world leading experts, students and facilities available at UCL. Collaborative research can vary in funding structure and the extent to which they address broad research issues or specific concerns of the partner. This can range from short-term projects to a longer term research program.
Potential schemes of interest include:
- PhD Studentships
By sponsoring a PhD student, businesses can access cutting-edge knowledge, technology, facilities and skills while students gain the expertise and experience required for future employment.
Benefits of Sponsored Studentships
- Opportunities to direct new research that can address sector specific problems.
- A manageable way to engage with universities on a one to one basis
- Access to cutting-edge knowledge.
- Well established and clearly defined schemes.
- Future recruitment opportunities for employees with specialist knowledge.
- Tax benefits through working with universities, including R&D Tax Credits.
- Msc Student Internships
Our masters’ programmes attract the highest calibre of students, due to UCL’s world leading teaching and our strong links with industry.
M.Sc. Internships draw upon the diverse professional skills of specialist MSc students with applied academic training gained from digital health focused courses. The projects allow UCL students to demonstrate and develop their knowledge, whilst providing an excellent strategic resource to a firm and allowing management to observe intern abilities ahead of potential recruitment.
Student App development projects. These projects respond to project proposals from external clients are welcome for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Computer Science students, ranging for 3-4 months to 1 year. The students can develop prototypes and also let you to observe their abilities before potential recruitment.
- Researcher Internships
Researcher Internships and secondments enable UCL researchers be placed in companies, social enterprises, charities or other non-academic organisations to help create impact for their research.
The aim is to support new collaborative translational research projects or to help develop longer-term research partnerships.
The IDH brings together researchers across UCL providing a unique breadth and depth of expertise in digital health. UCL’s researchers can apply their knowledge and knowhow to solve your challenges or to develop new opportunities. A consultancy project could help you with, for instance, prototype development, testing and analysis, data analytics, literature reviews or provide advice on your R&D strategy.
To strengthen our engagement with industry and commerce, UCL has formalised its consultancy expertise under UCL Consultants Ltd. Their aim is to provide an efficient and responsive service, delivering to our clients the expert help they need to solve their critical technical problems.
- Software Licensing
Software developed by UCL researchers is easily available to industry and academia via XIP, UCLB's express licensing portal.
- Short courses, masterclasses and CPD
We can help you to enhance your skills and knowledge in the digital health field. Short courses or accredited continued professional development (CPD) opportunities will enable your career advancement and personal growth. We can also offer bespoke courses to meet a particular organisation’s needs.
- Industry Exchange Network (IXN)
The Industry Exchange Network (IXN) is an educational methodology enabling students to enhance their degree training in a wide variety of real-world problem solving projects as part of their courses. We work with charities, healthcare, researchers, SMEs, public sector/government and large firms
It was created at UCL by Dr Dean Mohamedally & Dr Graham Roberts (UCL Computer Science), and Geoff Hughes (Microsoft UK) in 2011. This initial partnership with Microsoft allowed the UCL IXN to match UCL students to industry projects hosted by Microsoft’s client base. After 5 years the range of companies and aspirations of the projects has expanded widely.
Now IXN serves as a pipeline matching industry projects of different levels with students ranging from B.Sc 1st year students working on Apps Design through to M.Sc level working on more advanced Data Science projects.
Please get in touch if you would like to propose a project.
Example healthcare project presentations:
- Visual Perception in Glaucoma
- Apollo Clinical Research Tracker
- BSL SignBank
- UCL-TB App
- Parkinson Passport Video
- Community Eye Health Journal Mobile App Preview
- Cognition in Dementia App
- Psychology Wizard Demo
- TB Risk Assessment Demo
- Drug Chart