Our group includes medical, epidemiological, computer science, and computational linguistics researchers from the Usher Institute and School of Informatics.
Our group is led by Dr Honghan Wu and Dr Beatrice Alex.
Dr Honghan Wu
Dr Beatrice Alex
Professor Ewen Harrison
Ewen is Professor of Surgery and Data Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant HPB and Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. His research interests include crowd-sourcing patient-level date, surgical trials, mobile data collection platforms and "wearables", automated data processing and display, natural language processing/sentiment analysis, decision modelling, Bayesian statistics, administrative data analysis, and patient reported outcomes.
Dr William Whiteley
Dr Arlene Casey
Arlene is a research fellow in health data science, currently within the Advanced Care Research Centre, applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to free-text electronic health records (EHRs) and combining this with structured data to identify disease e.g., strokes, brain tumours and conditions related to advanced age syndromes, such as cognitive impairment, mobility. With 15 years’ industry experience in pharmaceutical research, Arlene has very strong skills in data provision and analyses, project delivery in addition to a good understanding of governance regulations. This has led to her part-time secondment to DataLoch (health data-provider for the SouthEast Scotland region) where she works on NLP methodologies to ensure safe, unbiased and meaningful provision of free-text EHRs for research.
Dr Emma Davidson
Emma is a Public Health clinician with interests in data science, chronic disease prevention, and health inequality. She is a Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and is undertaking a PhD looking at the automated processing of brain imaging reports to identify simple brain phenotypes that increase dementia risk.
Dr Hang Dong
Robin is the Operations Manager for Generation Scotland and is responsible for maintaining current data linkages and expanding new ones. She also works with Archie Campbell to provide access to researchers to the GS biobank resource.
Dr Claire Grover
Aidan is Database Designer, Developer and Consultant in the Centre for Medical Informatics, Usher Institute.
Dr Grant Mair
Grant is Senior Clinical Lecturer (funded by the Stroke Association) and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, respectively. Grant's work aims to improve our understanding and use of brain imaging biomarkers in patients with stroke both for clinical trials and routine practice.
Dr Michael Poon
Dr Víctor Suárez Paniagua
Professor Catherine Sudlow
Cathie is a clinical neurologist and epidemiologist and Director of HDR UK’s British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre. Her clinical work involves assessing and treating patients with suspected acute stroke (or ‘brain attack’) in the hospital emergency department. Her research interests have always been firmly embedded in the world of big data, with a focus on large scale, collaborative, open science efforts to understand the causes (in our genes, environment and lifestyle), detection, prevention and treatment of major diseases, especially those that affect people in middle and older age.
Richard’s research is in NLP and he has worked on text mining in various domains. He developed the LT-XML2 toolkit for NLP, which is used in the EdiE-R and EdiE-Viz pipelines.
Dr Heather Whalley
Dr Huayu Zhang
Dr Daniel Duma
Dr Philip Gorinski