Dr Elizabeth Ford is currently collaborating with researchers in physics, computer science, informatics and epidemiology to work out ways of extracting the most useful and accurate information from EHRs, such as identifying a range of different codes indicating disease, modelling disease onset and diagnosis, and accessing the free text in the records. She is also engaged in social science projects aiming to understand the clinical and social context in which records are created, and the ethics of repurposing clinical data for research use.
Professor Jackie Cassell has a wide-ranging interest in electronic patient records, focussing on methods for the use of complex information, in particular free text. She has published widely in the field of sexually transmitted infections.
Dr Stephen Bremner is senior statistician at BSMS and supports a range of projects using electronic health records.
Louisa Gagatsis is a PhD student using electronic health records from general practice to understand the association between cancer and dementia.
Prof Harm van Marwijk is interested in supporting GPs by developing risk communication and digital tools to help GPs make difficult decisions. His work spans use of electronic health records as well as developing digital apps for disease prevention.
Prof Carrie Llewellyn has has twenty years’ expertise in applied, patient orientated research across a range of research designs and analysis. She also leads a portfolio of applied behavioural research in sexual health, related mainly to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV prevention, in addition to research furthering our understanding of patient’s preferences for health services.