Research at LIDA


The fundamental goal for our research is to build foundations for a future where the utilisation of data is a major driver of prosperity and well-being.

At LIDA we will deliver our ambitious vision by conducting inter-disciplinary and impact-oriented research that addresses regional, national and global challenges, by applying cutting-edge science to real-world problems. While always recognising the important legal, ethical and societal implications of these techniques.

This research, delivered with our partners is focused around our four key themes:

  • Health informatics
  • Urban analytics
  • Statistical and mathematical methods
  • Visualisation and immersive technologies

Research Centres at LIDA

ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre

The £11m ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre is led by the University of Leeds and UCL, with partners at the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford. The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) creates, supplies and maintains data for a wide range of users.  We work with private and public data suppliers to ensure the efficient, effective and safe use of data in social science.


Centre for Immersive Technologies

The Centre for Immersive Technologies works with partners from the public and private sectors to drive innovation. We work across a range of disciplines to help companies and organisations use virtual reality and augmented reality for maximum benefit and competitive edge. Our evidence-based approach helps organisations to see the advantages and potential pitfalls of immersive technologies, enabling them to make informed choices.


R&I Communities