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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Early economic modelling and budget impact analysis of Prolaris® test to aid the treatment management decisions in prostate cancer patients

  Project Background The current state of clinical uncertainty highlights a need for a more precise prognostic risk stratification of prostate cancer for disease classified as low or intermediate D’Amico risk, using traditional clinical and pathological criteria. To accurately stratify patients...

Does Fabric Tactility Affect Clothing Product Sales?

Project Background The current industry methods for testing fabric tactility struggle because they are not fully objective. The Leeds University Fabric Handle Evaluation System (LUFHES) developed in the School of Design (see Figure 1) provides a solution to this problem...

Comprehensive Patient Records

This ground breaking, Macmillan Cancer Support funded, Comprehensive Patient Records (CPR) project aims to develop a clearer picture of what happens to people living with and beyond cancer, and the cost associated with their care. We will study the trends in securely linked, non-identifiable patient information from GP surgeries,...

Dynamic data will help planners tackle crime and pollution

  Understanding how people move about within towns and cities could offer huge benefits for improving services such as crime...

A personalised approach to lymphoma treatment

A nationwide team of researchers, clinicians and industry partners is developing a system for diagnosing specific types of lymphoma to help doctors deliver targeted treatments. Each year, around 12,000 patients are diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. In fact, although they are grouped...

Leeds Academic Health Partnership

Leeds Academic Health Partnership brings together leading expertise from all of Leeds’ NHS organisations and three of the city’s universities. The Partnership, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK, identifies, attracts and implements innovation and inward investment...

Analysis of police-recorded hate crime in Lancashire

  Project Background  Understanding hate crime is a priority for police forces across England and Wales. Since the EU referendum in June 2016, there has been renewed emphasis on the importance of preventing hate crime and providing support for victims. The Home Office reported an...

Application of Natural Language Processing for identification of online hate on Twitter

  Project Background Understanding hate crime is a priority for police forces across England and Wales. Since the EU referendum in June 2016, there has been renewed emphasis on the importance of preventing hate crime and providing support for victims. The Home Office reported an increase of 29% in...

Data with the power to improve cancer care

The UK statistics on bowel cancer are clear. It is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with over 41,000 new cases each year. Just under 16,000 people die each year from the disease, making it the second most common cause of cancer death. But behind these numbers lies another story – that diagnosis,...

Virtual Reality at Leeds

  Immersive technologies - including virtual, augmented and mixed reality - are radically changing the way we use technology. The University of Leeds is at the forefront of research in this area,...