School of Computing

Centre for Healthcare Modelling and Informatics

The organisations that form the National Health Service plus those that provide social care form a multi-billion pound business sector that impacts on the lives of every single person in the UK. Consequently, any developments in technology that can make the work of these organisations more efficient are to be encouraged.

Our broad aim is to bring our information systems and computer science expertise to bear to make easier some of the day-to-day jobs involved in healthcare delivery and administration. To achieve this we:

  • Establish and maintain links with healthcare and social care professionals to keep abreast of their problems and needs;
  • Conduct research to investigate new solutions to relevant problems;
  • Provide knowledge transfer services to organisations and individuals in the health and social care sector that wish to adopt information, communication and sensing technologies.

Services and expertise

  • Short and long-term research projects
  • Feasibility studies
  • Evaluation of health informatics applications and related technologies
  • Developing and/or evaluating prototype applications
  • Advice and assistance in the commissioning or installation of systems or software from commercial suppliers
  • Delivering IT training tailored to the specific needs of the organisation


Telecare, telemedicine, e-health
  • Telecare system development
  • Assisted living sensors
  • Sensor data analysis
  • UK Telemedicine and E-health Information Service (on behalf of the NHS)
  • Telemedicine and the elderly
  • System requirements for telemedicine implementation
  • Telemedicine diffusion
Modelling the outcomes of clinical processes
  • Analytical techniques
  • Developing new models
  • Testing existing models with new data
  • The integration of models into systems
  • The adoption of systems in clinical practice
User-interface design for clinical systems
Security and confidentiality
Healthcare technologies
  • Computer networks in general and the Internet in particular
  • Systems analysis
  • Information systems design
  • Distributed systems
  • Multimedia systems
  • Intelligent systems
  • Computer-aided learning applications
  • User interfaces and their evaluation


Academic Staff

Research and Administrative Staff

Associate Academic Staff

Research Students