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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GOLIATH: Geographies of Lifestyle, Activity, Transport and Health

Consumer data can provide insight in to a wide range of human activity, but there is a trade-off between privacy and utility of the data. Project overview Consumer data collected by commercial providers have huge potential for a range of research purposes but can be challenging to access...

Improving the speed and ease of cohort creation and analysis.  

Hospitals and healthcare organisations are required to produce datasets for a variety of different reasons. Historically these datasets have been assembled without coordination or standardization. This makes combining and comparing datasets very difficult. The purpose of the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP)...

Leeds City Council Ambient Pop under COVID-19

This project used urban footfall data from Leeds City Council to analyse and model the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown policies on the ambient population of Leeds City Centre. The COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdowns being implemented all over the world, including in the UK.  The aims of the...

Identifying early life predictors of dental decay in Bradford’s young children

Childhood tooth decay is a considerable public health issue. Nearly one quarter (23.4%) of 5-year-old children in England in 2019 had experience of dental decay - that same year 37,406 children were admitted to hospital for extraction of decayed teeth under general anaesthetic. Dental decay in childhood is clearly associated...

Exploring the criminal career trajectories of young people who are violent at home

The aim of this project is to examine the demographic characteristics and criminal careers of young people aged 10 – 19 years who cause physical, emotional, psychological or financial harm to their parents or care givers. The two datasets employed in this study were provided by a large Northern police force as part of an earlier...

Local Data Spaces

Local Data Spaces co-designed a series of 10 reports alongside 25 Local Authorities using secured data held within the ONS Secure Research Service (SRS), extending analysis to all Local Authorities in England. Project overview   Local...

Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives: The Local Food Environment – Holme Wood as a case study

This project developed a ‘proof of concept’ community toolkit to visualise food environment accessibility for a deprived community in Bradford, empowering local policymakers and residents to collaborate through evidence-based decision making. Project overview Obesity...

New insights into workplace and retail dynamics for England and Wales

Developing a classification of commercial and employment land use in England and Wales using location and time-series data Project overview Commercial areas and the businesses that inhabit them are not just an important addition to the vitality of urbanised areas but...

AuguR: a scalable open-source interactive cancer analytics web application for routinely collected data

Providing health care professionals and hospital managers with interactive analytics for cancer outcomes and waiting time data. Project overview Cancer data such as survival outcomes and waiting times are routinely collected across hospitals. Whilst organisations...

Bradford’s mental ill health epidemic

First a mental ill health epidemic, then a pandemic affecting access to mental health services – how have mental health referrals been impacted? Project overview Mental health issues are prevalent...