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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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,...

Leeds Omics Supergroup

  Over the last decade there has been exponential growth in the use of large‐scale technologies as a tool to understand a wide range of phenomena in the Biological and Medical Sciences. These technologies include (but are not limited to) genomics, transcriptomics, translatomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics...

Data as Risk Predictor for Temporally-Concentrated Crime Series

  The following research project is currently being undertaken by PhD Student Emily Sheard: Aim To ascertain which types of data are most reliable to predict the risk of victimisation for crime series where there is little opportunity for preventative intervention following an initial event. Background Although...

Catch! Citizens at the City’s Heart

  The Catch! industrial research project brings together high growth SMEs, leading research centres, a world class transport consultancy and 5 forward thinking Local Authorities to launch a prototype, state-of-the-art real-time data service, based on ambient crowdsourcing. Poor planning, growing cities, shrinking budgets...

Obesity Strategic Network

Overview Overweight and obesity persist in the UK and place both personal and economic strain on society. The strong association of excess weight with other chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease further increase this burden. The network brings together experts from all over the UK,...

Cardiovascular Epidemiology

  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of emergency hospitalisation in Europe, a leading cause of death and disability and has major impacts on global health economies. Throughout the world, but especially in the UK, there are substantial quantities of rich longitudinal and cross-sectional cardiovascular data...