Domain Chair:

Professor Dame Anne Johnson

Domain Coordinator:

Sarah Welsher

Communications and Events Officer:

Cassie Harley-Boyce


E-Health is the use of new information and communication technologies to improve health and health care, and may be one solution to the well described problems faced by all health care systems as a result of an ageing population, an increase in the prevalence of long term conditions, rising costs of treatment or investigation, and rising expectations from the population. 

e-Health: Building the UCL Community, held in November 2011 explored UCL’s contribution to addressing these problems. The symposium brought together the enormously varied community of researchers with an interest in e-health to showcase their work, and exchange expertise, interests and ideas, with a view to establishing future collaborations and strengthening UCL as a research centre for e-Health.

We had an exciting programme of internationally renowned speakers including Professor Harry Hemingway, Professor Peter Coveney, Professor Carol Dezateux, Professor Nick Freemantle, Professor Ann Blandford and Professor Philip Treleaven. View the e-Health: Building the UCL Community report and programme here, or find out more by reading our blog post on the UCL events blog.  

e-Health Informatics Research Centre puts health records at the heart of research

In 2012 the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, announced a historic £19 million investment to establish four e-health Research Centres of Excellence in London, Manchester, Dundee and Swansea. 

The London Centre is a partnership between UCL, UCL Partners, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London and the Health Protection Agency. It is known as the Farr Institute@UCLP

For more information read the UCL news story and visit the Farr Institute website.

Over £7 million for government data project

UCL is part of a consortium, led by the University of Southampton, that has been awarded £7.6 million to provide academic researchers with access to government data.

The new Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC) will enable information collected by government departments and other agencies, such as tax, education and health data, to be shared with researchers. The centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will support approved academic projects and use anonymised data, accessed in a secure environment.

For more information read the UCL news story.

If you have any questions about this event or e-health strategy at UCL please get in touch with Sarah Welsher, Strategic Co-ordinator for the UCL Population Health Domain.