UCL Institute of Health Informatics



The UCL Institute of Health Informatics has a number of collaborations and partnerships with organisations and companies worldwide and welcomes the opportunity to work together to deliver the benefits of our research to patients and public. For details of how to get in touch, visit our Contact Us page.

Academic Partners include:

They are uniting the UK’s health data to make discoveries that improve people’s lives. By making health data available to researchers and innovators we can better understand diseases and find ways to prevent, treat and cure them.

Led by the University of Southampton, and run in collaboration with:

  • University College London
  • the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • the Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Office for National Statistics

The Centre combines exceptional physical facilities with high performance computer platforms to provide knowledge and evidence to help develop, implement and evaluate public policy and future research.

The organisations that make up the Centre are leaders in linking data, and have world-class expertise in using and analysing administrative data from the education, health, crime, environment, economic and welfare sectors.

A network of researchers, projects and research centres united by a shared interest in the potential of digital technologies to improve health and wellbeing. Our expertise spans health and medicine; data and computational sciences; the human sciences; and legal and policy matters. More importantly, we work in interdisciplinary consortia to address complex research problems of practical relevance to the future health of people and populations.

Their mission is to: undertake data science research at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, statistics and systems engineering; provide technically informed advice to policy makers on the wider implications of algorithms; enable researchers from industry and academia to work together to undertake research with practical applications; and act as a magnet for leaders in academia and industry from around the world to engage with the UK in data science and its applications.

A biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the scientific mechanisms of living things. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Healthcare Partners Include:

Their purpose is to translate cutting-edge research and innovation into measurable health and wealth gain for patients and populations – in London, across the UK and globally. 

Industry Partners Include:

  • GSK 

A science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in the three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.

  • AstraZeneca

Their commitment to making a meaningful difference to patient health is founded on innovative science. In a rapidly changing world, we are transforming the way – and where – we work to make the most of the opportunities that new sciences and technologies bring to the search for new medicines.

  • Novartis

A global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide.

  • IMS Health 

They are one of the large data science companies in healthcare based in London and as part of our partnership with them, we operate a scheme that allows students on our MSc programme who wish to gain industry experience to complete their research dissertation as paid interns at IMS Health, who provide supervision and also furnish data. UCL provides academic support and examines the dissertation, which counts towards their qualification. This scheme is highly attractive for those students who are interested in a career as research data analysts and is good evidence of the high regard in which employers hold the qualification

  • Helicon Health

They deliver digital healthcare to improve outcomes and reduce the cost of chronic disease.  Our unique, integrated package of services  helps clinicians and patients collaborate effectively for better shared care, closer to home.  Our focus is on cardiovascular disease, starting with atrial fibrillation, stroke prevention and heart failure.

  • Crystallise Healthcare Analytics

They provide a unique blend of medical, computing and modelling skills. The Crystallise team has more than 50 years' combined experience in delivering services for healthcare and pharmaceutical clients.

Examples of Policy / Government partnerships:

We protect and improve the Nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. PHE is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Health