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 McKendry

Position: Director
Affiliation: i-sense, the EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases

Rachel McKendry is Director of the new £11M EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases (i-sense) and Director of Biomedicine and Life Sciences at the London Centre for Nanotechnology. Her research lies at the cutting edge of infectious diseases, nanotechnology, telecommunications and big data. Recent research highlights span from unravelling the molecular workings of antibiotics against MRSA (Nature Nanotechnology 2008, 2013 and 2014), to creating mobile phone-connected tests for HIV (NIHR i4i programme), and developing early warning sensing system for infectious diseases, by linking self-reported symptoms on social media and search engines with mobile phone connected disease diagnostic tests.