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.

Filter

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. ...

Melanoma and Big Data

The Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, LICAP, utilizes “big data” to understand susceptibility to, and survival from the form of skin cancer called melanoma. Melanoma is largely a disease of pale skinned peoples and understanding susceptibility within those peoples is important. It is important in order to direct...

Enhancing the Value of the MRC-funded Rheumatoid Arthritis Stratified Medicine and RA-MAP Consortia through Linkage to Complex Datasets

  Methotrexate is a highly effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  For some patients, this medication works very well to control the disease and help them maintain a good quality of life.  For others, methotrexate may not be suitable due to its side effects, or other medical conditions (comorbidities) can...

Big Data and Precision Medicine in Aggressive Lymphoma (PMAL)

  Aggressive lymphomas, including diffuse large B cell lymphoma and Burkitt’s lymphoma, are common and serious cancers affecting white blood cells. Survival on current treatment ranges from 40-80% of patients, presenting significant opportunities for improvement. It is increasingly recognised that tumours in this group...

Research Tissue Banks (RTBs), Clinical Data Linkage and Translational Research

  Research tissue banks are pivotal in translational research, underpinning research ranging from biomarker discovery to identification of novel therapeutic targets and providing insight into the underlying pathophysiology.  Critical to this is linkage with relevant clinical data including outcome, and the ability to...

LCC: Analysing Gym Membership Customer Base

This project will be undertaken by an MSc GIS student as their research project/dissertation. Working with ‘Sport and Active Lifestyle’ and ‘Policy and Intelligence’ teams, we seek to add considerable consumer intelligence to support Leeds City Council (LCC) in analysing their gym membership customer base. Leeds...

LCC: Defining Community Hub Catchment Area

This project is being undertaken by one of our MSc GIS Students as a work placement forming part of their ‘Professional Development’ studies. Working with ‘Citizens and Communities’ and ‘Policy and Intelligence’ teams, we are supporting Leeds City Council (LCC) in evaluating and developing their community hub network....

Generating a Leeds geodemographic classification: applications in policy, commerce and health

Geodemographic classifications are a useful tool to profile a population by segmentation based on demographic and household characteristics tied to small area geographic units, such as neighbourhoods. They are widely used to target and evaluate interventions, policy and service provision at a local level, be-it for commercial,...