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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Rachel Jones

Position: Innovation Specialist
Affiliation: Digital Economy Catapult

Rachel has over 20-years’ experience in strategic digital design. Rachel is Innovation Specialist for the Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, part of the Technology Strategy Board, and leads on initiatives for the Internet of Things, Big Data and Digital Health. Rachel also runs a digital design agency called Instrata which has clients such as Microsoft and Vodafone, NGOs such as Oxfam and the BBC, and many start ups. Rachel is a Design Associate for the Design Council and Visiting Professor of Design at Nottingham Trent University. Rachel has worked in both R&D settings (Xerox EuroPARC, Microsoft Research) and design settings (Sapient, Instrata). Rachel has over 30 international academic publications and 10 patents. Rachel is particularly interested in areas that involve design and healthcare and is developing BeCurious, a mobile support framework for chronic disease self-management.