Division of Psychiatry
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Mental Health Data Science

This data science and health informatics research uses cohorts to better understand mental illnesses.

Edinburgh is at the forefront of using data science and health informatics approaches to better understand mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

This work is strongly interdisciplinary and involves collaboration across psychiatry, psychology, medical informatics, computing science, genomics and social sciences.

We seek to understand the biological, psychological, social, and environmental impact on mental health and wellbeing by making use of infrastructure and cohorts from Scotland, the UK and internationally, including:

Example projects

Project title Funder Investigator(s)
Mental Health Data Pathfinder  MRC Andrew McIntosh, Daniel Smith
DATAMIND MRC Andrew McIntosh, Daniel Smith
Bipolar health informatics study             Lister Institute Daniel Smith