Institute of Digital Health


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Research is conducted by teams across UCL. Here is a selection of the departments engaged in digital health research:

  • CBC Digi-Hub connects professionals interested in digital health and behaviour change through an online digi-hub network. The digi-hub has links to the latest research, listing of digital health events, a weekly blog, and provides a forum for members to seek project collaboration opportunities. This is coordinated by the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in association with the EU-funded programme Credits4Health, and with UCL Institute of Digital Health.
  • Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing is  dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development, with an emphasis on adulthood and old age. Computational models of differences and changes in brain-behavior relations are the Centre’s major theoretical tool. The Centre’s findings will provide information on how cognitive functioning can be maintained into old age and on how psychiatric disorders can be better recognized and treated more efficiently.
  • UCL Population Health Cohorts  UCL is host to a wide range of Population and Clinical Cohorts, as well as Electronic Health Record studies. These prospective and retrospective cohort studies follow a group of people who share a common characteristic or experience (e.g. are born, or undergo a particular medical treatment) and use correlations to analyse risk factors.
  • The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is a unique initiative, harnessing the breadth and depth of academic expertise in behaviour change at UCL to address key challenges facing society
  • Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) combines excellence in medical imaging sciences with innovative computational methodology. Our research finds application in biomedical research and in healthcare with a particular emphasis on translation of new computational methods in imaging sciences to the clinic.
  • Institute of Healthcare Engineering aims to transform patient care through large-scale clinically-driven flagship programmes. The Institute will work with the leading research hospitals in London to place world-class Engineers with world-renowned medical specialists.
  • Institute of Health Informatics conducts high quality research that leverages big data and health informatics approaches to improve health at local, national and international levels
  • Farr Institute of health informatics research is a UK-wide research collaboration with 21 academic partners committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge research using ‘big data’ to advance the health and care of patients and the public.
  • Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care works across their research departments span the life-course from childhood to old age, focusing on: Understanding the determinants of health & disease in populations & in patients in clinical settings; evaluating strategies for the prevention & treatment of physical ill health; teaching and building capacity in population health

    • Department of Infection and Population Health aims to reduce the population impacts of infection, and to promote individual health by means of the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable disease
    • Department of Primary Care and Population Health undertakes excellent research that is clinically relevant and impacts on the health of individuals, populations, health systems and services.
    • UCL e-Health Unit explores the use of new information and communication technologies, such as the internet and mobile phones, to improve health and health care.
  • UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying interactions between people and technology, drawing on the best scientific traditions in Computer Science and Human Sciences, and working collaboratively with the research community and industry.
  • UCLPartners is a unique academic health science partnership that brings together people and organisations to transform the health and wellbeing of the population.
  • Centre for Mathematics, Physics and Engineering in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX) brings together life and medical scientists with mathematicians, physical scientists, computer scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges arising from complexity in biology and medicine.

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