Dr Rob Saunders
Senior Research Associate
Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 15th Sep 2008
My research interests are in the use of data to improve healthcare delivery.
One focus is whether a better understanding of the interaction between clinical and socio-demographic patient characteristics can inform a more personalised and tailored approach to routine treatment for mental health conditions. This includes the potential development and use of algorithms to support clinical decision making.
I am particularly interested in how big data, especially around co-occurring mental and physical health issues, can improve our ability to predict the risk of mental health illness as well as individual treatment outcome.
I also have an interest in the measurement of clinical needs and symptoms, conducting psychometric analyses and between-group differences in measure interpretation.
I supervise a small number of MSc and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) thesis projects. I am the statistics demonstrator for the DClinPsy course and have taught the statistics module of this course.
- University College London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2018
- University of Leicester
- First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2008