CDT Management Board
Dr Hien Nguyen
Mr Benjamin Keel
CDT Advisory Board
Each student project is supervised by an interdisciplinary team involving supervisors from both Artificial Intelligence and Medicine. We have supervisors from across the School of Computing, the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Student Page provides detail about our current students and their supervisors. As the CDT grows and we add PhD students and projects, each year we will be working with additional supervisors, aiming to find those who are the most suited to each project.
The CDT is led by the University of Leeds. We work in close partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, providing an immersive NHS experience for students in healthcare, a vast repository of data, and extensive clinical input. This enables us to provide an outstanding and grounded training experience that maximizes the capacity of our graduates to translate research into innovation within the NHS and global healthcare. We have active involvement of leading digital health companies and institutions as partners in our work. The digital health ecosystem is supported by investment and leadership from the Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP), Yorkshire and the Humber Academic Health Science Network (YH AHSN), Leeds City Council (LCC), and the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and Combined Authority (WYCA), all of whom are contributing to our Future Leaders programme.
We work with many parts of NHS England including NHS Digital, NHSx, NHS Innovation and to Health Education England these organisations are all based in Leeds and Leeds is firmly established as the decision making and administrative centre for the English NHS. NHS England staff work with and study alongside our CDT students on the associated MRes programme in Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare.
Our students have had placements and projects with NHS England, Genomics England, Roche and NPIC, the UK’s largest repository of pathology images. Our industry partners include EMIS and TPP who run the systems for 80% of the UK GP practices and are therefore crucial when considering the implementation of AI in primary care. Tunstall is European market leader in telecare and connected devices for care homes and home care used by 5 million patients. Leica Biosystems is a global leader in histopathology workflow from biopsy to diagnosis. Sectra is a global leader in healthcare diagnostic products. Flatiron is a US company with world-leading expertise in building health data analytics pipelines working closely with Leeds Hospital. IQVIA is the world’s largest contract research organisation with extensive experience of harnessing AI in health with multiple joint projects already in place using LTHT and global health data. Digibete, Heterogenius, IAG and Spotlight Pathology are SMEs using AI to accelerate diabetes care, histopathology, radiology and diagnostic pathways respectively. BJSS and AireLogic helped develop much of the national digital NHS infrastructure and the systems used by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Carnall Farrar has experience implementing AI in the NHS. We link to the Microsoft developer community through Black Marble who are also involved in our teaching.
The digital health ecosystem is supported by investment and leadership from the Leeds Academic Health Partnership (LAHP), Yorkshire and the Humber Academic Health Science Network (YH AHSN), Leeds City Council (LCC), and the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and Combined Authority (WYCA), all of whom are contributing to our Future Leaders programme. We engage with clinicians nationally through the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and with industry through Leeds Digital Health.