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About us

What is Telescot?

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Telescot is a programme of academic research investigating telemetric supported (i.e. internet technology enabled) self monitoring of a number of long term health conditions. Our research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the potential of telemetric systems as a basis for early intervention, investigating clinical outcomes, cost efficiency, and user experience.
Telescot is a collaboration involving public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
The Telescot programme is led by Professor Brian McKinstry based at Centre for Medical Informatics within the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh.  

The team:

Brian McKinstry      Programme Lead
Hilary Pinnock Chief Investigator, COPD

Eddie Donaghy

Research Fellow
Vicky Hammersley Research Fellow
Mary Paterson Project Manager
Emily Creamer Research Fellow
Hannah Lesshafft Research Fellow
Margaret MacDonald Telescot Administrator

Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Contact details



Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter
9 Little France Road

Post Code
EH16 4UX

   T. +44 (0) 131 650 4036


   Travel directions to Building Nine at Edinburgh BioQuarter.  


   We work closely with Edinburgh Napier University:

Janet Hanley Qualitative Lead and Chief Investigator, HITS: Hypertension & Stroke

Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research

Edinburgh Napier University

Room 3B43

Sighthill Campus


EH11 4BN