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Professor James Batchelor 

Director Clinical Informatics Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine

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Southampton is a unique place to work in health informatics due to the very close relationship that we have with out NHS Partners within the region and as a centre of excellence in teaching and research in medicine.

Professor James Batchelor is the Professorial Fellow of Clinical Informatics and Healthcare Innovation at the University of Southampton. He is also the Director of the Clinical Informatics Research Unit and the EDGE Programme, which is a collaborative group of NHS hospitals and research organisations working together to support and improve the Research and Development process through the development of the EDGE Software. James is also a Committee member and advisor to the Republic of Ireland e-Health Programme as well as being involved in the development of clinical research standards, Genomics and Integrated BioMedical Informatics Platforms.  James has worked in this area of research for over 19 years and is well-known within the research community, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Research interests

His current interests in research and clinical trials standards and interoperability, the Clinical User interface, and cloud-based platforms for health care and research.

He is the director of the EDGE Programme, which aims to improve the delivery of health research though a collaboration of partners within the UK, Europe, Canada, with emerging collaborations in, New Zealand and South Africa.

The fundamental areas of his interest are; the Protocol Representation Model (PRM) based on the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), electronic delegation logs, research management terminology, and the clinical interface.

His research into the PRM is predominantly concerned with the challenges presented by the use of the Clinical Research Protocol and its integration with the Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) within a clinical setting.

Research group

Cancer Sciences


Direct and support of 5 key groups of informatics, including the Biomedical Research Centre Cross Cutting Data Sciences Team, Research Investments in Global Health study, ALEA Data Management group, Conceptualist Internship, EDGE Programme

University and Trust Responsibilities

Member of University of Southampton Senate
Cancer Sciences Exec FoM
CRUK Governance Board FoM
Chair of the Clinical Informatics Research Unit Management group FoM
Clinical Informatics Research Unit Board FoM
Member of the University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Information Systems Strategy Group

International Responsibilities

CDISC Advisory Board
Invited Member and Advisor of the eHealth Ireland Committee
Member of the Asian eHealth Information Network
Appointment Panel International Member CIO/Professional Chair of Informatics
Ad Hoc Reviewer for NIHR CRN CC Informatics Reports
Ad Hoc Advisor to CRUK SMP2 IT Board
2014 Member London and City Ethics Committee, Lay Expert Informatics and HTA, Data Protection
Mentor to CIO NIHR CRN CC 2012-2014
Society for Clinical 2009 Trials Information Technology Subcommittee
Appointment Panel for the NCRN Head of Informatics
Member of the Data Information Management Systems Board Department of Health
2008 Department of Health IS Group


Broad range of supporting consultancy around eHealth programmes, Clinical Trials Unit Data Management, Health Research Systems

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National Institute of Health Research Coordinating Centre
Standards Review
Structuring Clinical Research 2014 James Batchelor, Steve Canham
Structuring the data in the NIHR Research Database 2014 James Batchelor, Steve Canham
Local Portfolio Management System
Local Portfolio Management System Review 2013 James Batchelor

Professor James Batchelor
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

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