Event 12.07.2022

Knowledge Exchange Seminar: Applied Informatics - a Hub!

The Knowledge Exchange Seminars aims to bring together researchers across the ARC East of England with an interest in better use of health and care data, provide an opportunity to share expertise in different types of data and create a forum to learn and exchange ideas.

We are excited to announce the next Population Evidence and Data Science - Knowledge Exchange Seminars.

About this event

Topic: Applied Informatics - a Hub!

Date: Tuesday 12th July 2022

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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About the seminar

The array of Digital tools and capability on the virtual shop shelf is ever-increasing – but how do we know which will or won’t improve our health and care outcomes? The NIHR South London Applied Informatics Hub was designed to bring together digital innovations in health and social care to provide a single resource for applied scholars. 

The Hub showcases digital, M-health and informatics tools and approved linkages to support their use in ARC health and social care research, including evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of actionable analytics in clinical practice. The Hub also contains a new page listing capacity building and training opportunities, along with a page signposting route of the public or experts by experience to contribute to research in this field. The hopes are that the Hub will support applied research, inform the adoption of digital innovations into practice across health and care systems and allow their evaluation in delivering better outcomes. This session will introduce the hub and invite your contributions to its future evolution.


Fiona Gaughran is Professor in Physical Health and Clinical Therapeutics in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and the Director of Research and Development at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, where she is the Lead Consultant for the National Psychosis Service. She is also the Theme lead for Applied Informatics in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration in South London. Professor Gaughran holds fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in London, Edinburgh and Dublin and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Her research interests are largely focused on the interface between physical health and serious mental illness and on the management of psychosis. Since 2021, Professor Gaughran has been named on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list, meaning she ranks among the top 1% most cited for her subject field and year of publication.