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News & Success Stories

Cumberland Lodge August 2023

Our student retreat to Cumberland Lodge was a great success. Students enjoyed a good training session with Katalytik, using the CliftonStrengths assessment to look at managing the supervisor/student relationship. The training session involved building air-powered rocket cars, which the team enjoyed! Other sessions involved a presentation on 'Entrepreneurial Mindset' delivered by Jerry Allen and 'Starting your career today' led by Adam Dubis. The students also enjoyed time to socialise with their peers from across the CDT.

Students in Windsor Park
Paul Taylor and air powered rocket car
students at cumberlabnd lodge

Joint AI Health CDT Conference 

At the start of May, CDT students and staff attended the second Joint AI Health CDT Conference in York. The conference was a good opportunity for our PhD researchers to showcase their research through oral presentations and poster sessions and network with fellow researchers from Edinburgh University, Leeds University and Imperial College London. A special mention to both Victoria Smith for a great presentation on ‘Unlocking Pharmacokinetic Literature with Natural Language Processing’ and to Tina Yao on ‘End-to-end Deep Learning Segmentation Pipeline for a Registry of Single Ventricle Patients’. Many congratulations also to Florence Townend for winning a best poster prize for work on multimodal data fusion. May 2023

group photo


Profile Picture of Izzy Straw

bleepDigital is a company recently founded by CDT Student Izzy Straw @IsabelStrawMD, who is looking to recruit individuals for both voluntary and paid roles. The company examines patient illnesses that manifest as a result of interactions with digital technologies, and collaborates with digital advocacy and cybersecurity organisations in the USA (CyberMed, DEFCON’s Biohacking Village, and ‘I am the Cavalry’). The team deliver clinical simulation training on digital illnesses (e.g. faulty cochlear implants, GIF-induced seizures), offer consulting services, and provide educational content on their website. To join the community and receive regular updates on digital illnesses, sign up to the newsletter hereApril 2023.


Congratulations to Chris Tomlimson and Victoria Smith who have both secured internships at NHS Digital starting in June 2023. Chris will be working on using graph-based machine learning to capture multimorbidity. Victoria will be carrying out a project title "Understanding Privacy Leakage when using Large-scale Language Model in Healthcare". April 2023