Research projects

LIDA is co-producing research and innovation between the academic, commercial, government and third sector communities. Below are examples of projects conducted by researchers from LIDA and our partners.

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MISTRAL

MISTRAL: Multi-Scale Infrastructure Systems Analytics, is the second research programme of the UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC). The ITRC is a collaboration of seven universities and over 50 partners from infrastructure policy and practice.   In its first research programme, running from 2011...

Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK (BCI UK)

Programme lead: Professor Eva Morris, Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology Each year in the UK, over 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer and 16,000 die from the disease. BCI UK is a research collaboration hosted by the University of Leeds, which works closely with Public...

Real time simulation of daily travel patterns

Charlotte Sturley, University of Leeds Project Background The proliferation of smartphone ownership and app usage has enabled new forms of data collection relating to transport behaviour. Currently, data is collected via transport surveys which have small sample sizes,...

Large-scale evolutionary analysis of the transcriptome of poison arrow frogs

Katie Nicoll Baines1, 2, Karen Siu Ting2,3, Chris J. Creevey3, Mary J. O’Connell2* 1Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, and 2Computational and Molecular Evolutionary Biology Group, University...

Investigating factors behind low or zero household recycling rates in Leeds

Bethan Swift, Phani Kumar Chintakayala and William Young University of Leeds Project Background There are large differences in the rates of household bin use in different parts of Leeds with a high level of contamination being seen...

Dynamic Data Assimilation in Agent-based Models

Alice Tapper, Dr Jonathan Ward, Dr Nicolas Malleson and Dr Andrew Evans University of Leeds Project background Agent-based models (ABMs) play a useful role in the social sciences, helping us to understand emergent patterns...

Assessing the effectiveness of the e-petition procedure through Twitter conversations

Molly Asher, Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Viktoria Spaiser University of Leeds Project Background Recent years have seen declining trust in parliament and a sweeping malaise of disengagement with politics and parliament. The House...

Comprehensive Patient Records for Cancer Outcomes

  With every year more people are living for longer with and beyond cancer. This presents a societal challenge as we look to deliver care that maximises the quality of life with and beyond cancer. Many of the growing cohort of cancer survivors report significant unmet whilst there is incomplete understanding of long...

Virtuocity

Cities are entering a new age where new technologies could dramatically change the way people move. New insight is required to understand how we will react to these new mobility options. The University of Leeds is developing a new centre of excellence, focused on engaging with the...

Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT)

The PCT was designed to assist transport planners and policy makers to prioritise investments and interventions to promote cycling. The PCT answers the question: 'where is cycling currently common and where does cycling have the greatest potential to grow?' The PCT can be used at different scales. ...