Professor Peter Bath

Professor of Health Informatics, Head of School

BSc (Technical) (University of Wales), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Peter Bath 2014

+44 (0)114 222 2636

I have been interested in information science and health informatics for 23 years. My interest in these areas developed at the end of my first degree in Applied Biology, when I came to Sheffield to study for my MSc in Information Studies in the then Department of Information Studies. At the end of the MSc, I studied for my PhD in chemical structure handling under the supervision of Professor Peter Willett and Dr. Frank Allen (Cambridge). I was appointed Research Fellow (1994-1996), then Lecturer (1996-2000), in Information Science in the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing (SISA) at the University of Sheffield, which had been set up by Professor Ian Philp in 1994. I re-joined the Department of Information Studies in 2000, when I was appointed Lecturer in Health Informatics to set up the new MSc in Health Informatics programme and became Head of the Health Informatics Research Group. I was appointed Professor of Health Informatics in the Information School in 2013.

University Responsibilities

  • Head of School
  • Chair, University Research Ethics Committee (UREC).
  • University Research Ethics Committee (UREC) - Faculty of Social Sciences representative (2007-2013).
  • Member of University Research Governance Sub-Committee (2003-2004).
  • Member of University of Sheffield Working Group on monitoring arrangements for health care research projects. (2003-2004).
  • Director, Centre for Health Information Management Research (CHIMR).
  • Deputy Programme Coordinator for the Health Informatics programme.
  • Module Coordinator:
    - Data Analysis;
    - Analysis of Health Information;
    - Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation (Health Informatics);
    - Dissertation (Health Informatics).