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OverviewOur PhD programme is designed to train and guide students for a research-intensive career in the academia or industry. Our aim is to train scholars who can do original innovative research or applications in theory, methods, or applications. Students will benefit from world class research and facilities plus internationally recognised supervisors.Course detailThe Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics seeks to develop quantitative methodology as applied to mental health
Our PhD programme is designed to train and guide students for a research-intensive career in the academia or industry. Our aim is to train scholars who can do original innovative research or applications in theory, methods, or applications. Students will benefit from world class research and facilities plus internationally recognised supervisors.
The Department of Biostatistics and Health Informatics seeks to develop quantitative methodology as applied to mental health research, with significant national and international collaborations and with growing impact into all areas of medicine particularly through expertise in trials and software development. The Department is organised into two groups who work closely together on research projects. The Biostatistics Group is made up largely of statisticians. The Health Informatics Group comprises a mix of data and computer scientists, research software engineers and clinical & bio-informaticians, motivated towards enabling a “panor-omic” view of patients through the integration of traditional omics data with data derived from patient records, the exposome, social graphs, biosensors and imaging to develop P4 medicine approaches, namely, medicine that is precise, predictive, preventative and participatory. In essence, we want to enable the right treatment at the right time for patients. The group has a breath of bio, clinical, medical and health informatics expertise with output that is having direct impact on clinical care.
By obtaining a PhD in Medical Statistics or Health Informatics you'll gain a qualification that will have a lasting impact on your career and is highly regarded in both academia and industry. Statistician and Health informaticians are high in demand and career options are diverse, with past students finding positions in academic institutions within the UK and abroad, clinical trial units, pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche and Astra Zeneca and tech companies, such as Babylon Health and BenevolentAI or started an own start-up company.
Health Service and Population Research Department
Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill
United Kingdom Nearest tube station: Brixton 0.7 miles away Nearest train station: Denmark Hill 0.1 miles away