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Research making an impact

Shared Space

Sharing, trust and empathy in online health information

We’re investigating the importance of trust and empathy in health information and how people share information relating to their health and well-being in the online world.

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Health Device

Information systems within healthcare

We’re examining how people use different types of information systems to support the health of patients.

Health Data

Analysis of health data and information

We’re using statistical, data mining and data visualisation tools to analyse health data to gain a better understanding of factors that affect people’s health.

Our research themes

  • Analysing health data and information
  • Evaluating health information systems
  • Health Information needs and information behaviours

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Past successes

  • Use of information systems within Emergency Care
  • Documentation of vital signs in cardiac patients

Find out about the impact of some of our research and how we have engaged with the community here.

Funders and collaborators

Research carried out within this group is funded by a wide range of organisations:

  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Medical Research Council
  • MacMillan Cancer Support
  • Department of Health

    We collaborate with a range of organisations including:

  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Good Things Foundation (formerly Tinder Foundation)