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Data Science Group

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Our data science research uses large volumes of complex, heterogeneous, multi-dimensional and often unstructured dataset from different sources. We aim to understand patterns, trends, and associations of diseases to inform preventive action.

About

We use traditional statistical methods alongside artificial intelligence algorithms to draw insights on real-world problems. This is combined with extensive qualitative research to provide a deeper understanding of big data findings and its use in both medical and social contexts. 

We are a diverse interdisciplinary team that includes health and social care workers, data scientists, epidemiologists, mathematicians, engineers, environmental scientists, sociologists, psychologists, health economists alongside patients and public members. The group is led by Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller. We regularly have visiting fellows from other institutions and across the faculty, as well as students. We collaborate with a range of external research institutions and partners across the UK and internationally.

We are based in the Primary Care Research Centre where we work across the departmental research themes, but we also apply our research knowledge and skills to a range of other topics. We regularly run seminars and online meetings to discuss all things related to data science. In all aspects of our work, from research design to dissemination of findings, we involve the public and patients, to ensure our research has public need and opinion at its centre.

People, projects, publications and PhDs

People

Dr Glenn Simpson

Data Scientist/Senior Epidemiology Fellw

Research interests

  • Research interest include: integrated care, multiple long term health conditions, homelessness and health, health inequalities (including wider determinants of health), the impact of devolution on health and social policy and health governance (including the spatial configuration and scaling of governance).

Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller MRCGP,PhD,FHEA

Associate Professor in Primary Care Res

Accepting applications from PhD students

Professor Hazel Everitt

Professor of Primary Care Research

Research interests

  • Supporting Self-management 
  • Healthcare communication
  • Development of digital interventions

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: h.a.everitt@soton.ac.uk

Address: Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Lordswood, SO16 5ST

Dr Hilda Hounkpatin

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Miriam Santer

Professor of Primary Care Research

Research interests

  • Self-management of long-term conditions
  • Primary Care Dermatology - particularly eczema, acne and cellulitis
  • Mixed methods research including development and evaluation of complex interventions

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: m.santer@soton.ac.uk

Address: Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Lordswood, SO16 5ST

Dr Nazrul Islam MBBS, MSc, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor

Accepting applications from PhD students

Professor Nick Francis

Head of School

Research interests

  • Infections in primary care
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Respiratory infections

Email: nick.francis@soton.ac.uk

Address: Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Lordswood, SO16 5ST

Dr Yvonne Nartey

Research Fellow (E&DS) AIM Study

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