Data, Health and Society

Lead: Prof Dame Wendy Hall

Co-lead: Prof Anneke Lucassen 

You can find out more about our team here.

We are using artificial intelligence (AI) and insights into health data to support healthcare decision making.

 

We aim to create a learning healthcare system, providing data insights that can be used by healthcare professionals to improve the health and resilience of individuals and populations. We investigate how technology impacts personal and society’s health, and how people impact the technology.

 

Our projects allow us to realise the major health and social care potential that AI can deliver, in a scalable, iterative, responsive and accountable manner. 

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What we are tackling – Research Questions

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Using artificial intelligence to connect people and data

How can we cross boundaries and use AI to connect people and data throughout life? 

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ELSA (Ethical Legal Social Aspects) Laboratory

As we collect ever more health data from more sources, giving your consent for all possible outcomes becomes harder. Our research has shown both the problems with relying solely on one-off consent, and a way forward using a broader approach. Read more

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Developing

trust and trustworthiness

How can we build trust and ensure the trustworthiness of

our systems through partnerships with citizens? 

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Predicting and preventing disease

How can we use data science to integrate multiple data sources to predict, categorise and prevent disease? 

Our impact

Our research is building a learning health system using trusted, trustworthy data. We are addressing the challenges of inaccessible data, privacy concerns, data silos and technical limitations. In recent years, we have grown our capacity and delivered benefit through over 80 data science projects.

  • Since 2016, our Ethical Legal Social Aspects (ELSA) Laboratory has led to co-authorship of national professional guidelines that are now used by NHS genomic medicine services. We have contributed to a national review of digital healthcare and given evidence in the High Court on consent in medical data. Read more

  • Southampton expertise co-authored the Chief Medical Officer’s Generation Genome annual report. We have also presented to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, with our research extensively cited in their direct-to-consumer testing report.

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a limiting, sometimes debilitating and even life-threatening, condition. Our research has linked symptoms to genetic changes, advancing knowledge and individuals’ care. Read more

  • In 2020, we pinpointed specific DNA changes in over seven percent of Crohn’s disease patients. We also identified a tenfold higher risk of needing intestinal surgery. This allowed patients and their clinical teams to better track and manage symptoms.

  • To aid wider clinical awareness and use of genetics we launched an online resource, the Primer in Genomic Medicine

Our people

Meet key individuals leading and enabling Data, Health and Society research in Southampton.

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Prof Dame Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science

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Prof Reza Nouraei

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Prof Rebecca Hoyle

Associate Vice-President Interdisciplinary Research

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David Cable

Head of Digital Services

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Dr Michael Celinski

Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia

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Florina Borca

Senior Information Analyst

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Prof Diana Baralle

Professor of Genomic Medicine

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Prof Anneke Lucassen

Professor of Clinical Genetics

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Prof Paul Smith

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Dr Phil Hyde

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Prof Sarah Ennis

Professor of Genomics

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Dr Charles Peebles

Consultant Radiologist

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Prof Neil White

Professor of Intelligent Sensor Systems, Electronics and Computer Science

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Dr Nisreen Alwan

Professor of Public Health

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Prof Christopher Kipps

Director of SETT Centre

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Cai Davis

Specialist Research Analyst

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Dr Matthew Inada-Kim

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Dr Ashley Heinson

Data Science Lead

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Dr Matthew Guy

Clinical Lead for Medical Physics Imaging physics

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Prof Jacek Brodzki

Professor of Pure Mathematics

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Prof Adriane Chapman

Professor of Computer Science

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Dr Paul Smart

Senior Research Fellow

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Prof Hamid Bouchachia

Professor of Data Science and Intelligent Systems

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Dr Angela Darekar

Head of MRI Physics

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Dr Ruben Sanchez-Garcia

Associate Professor in Pure and Applied Mathematics

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Dr Sofia Michopoulou

Consultant Clinical Scientist; NIHR Clinical Lecturer

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Prof R Mark Beattie

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

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Dr Lisa Ballard

Health Psychologist

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Prof Karen Temple

Prof of Medical Genetics

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Adrian Byrne

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Dr Guo Cheng

Research Fellow

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Dr Pathik Pathak

Director, Social Impact Lab

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Dr Matt Stammers

Consultant Gastroenterologist with a Specialist Interest In Data Science

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Prof Paul Skipp

Professor of Proteomics

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Prof Michael Boniface

Director of the IT Innovation Centre

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Dr Rob Ewing

Associate Professor in Proteomics and Systems Biology

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Dr Thomas Daniels

Consultant Respiratory Physician

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Prof Claire Foster

Professor of Psychosocial Oncology

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Prof Ben MacArthur

Professor of Applied Mathematics

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Prof Sally Brailsford

Professor of Management Science

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Prof Mahesan Niranjan

Professor of Electronics and Computer Science

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Prof James Batchelor

Professor of Clinical Informatics and Healthcare Innovation