Digital: the new frontier in healthcare

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for improving healthcare could be extraordinary. Interdisciplinary research is key to this. The UCL Festival for Digital Health will connect UCL’s world-class research in computer science, engineering, medicine and health service delivery. Together they can have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Collaborations across engineering and healthcare will make UCL a leading institution for Digital Health research. Join us to discover new technologies, Share achievements, Network with staff, industry and healthcare and Create new collaborations – a new momentum!

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Andrew Hayward

Position: Reader Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Affiliation: UCL

Dr Andrew Hayward  is co-director of the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Co-Chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Tuberculosis Guideline Development Group. His Health Protection research spans tuberculosis, influenza, acute respiratory infection, antimicrobial resistance and infections in hard to reach groups. He led the UK’s first population-based study of tuberculosis molecular epidemiology and collaborated on the first national study which led to introduction of the HPA National Strain Typing Service. He led the MRC/Wellcome Flu Watch study which was the world’s first national-level community cohort study of influenza transmission and immunity.