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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Incentivising more sustainable transport choices using ICT services and smartphone

The problems of an oversaturated transport system and heavy reliance on single-occupancy car as a means of transport are well established. The consequences for the environment, energy demand (particularly where the car uses conventional petrol or diesel fuel) and for health, impact everyone. Many of the measures previously...

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 increase of 29% in...

An Area Classification of Consumer Vulnerability in the UK

  Project Background Some consumers are more vulnerable to marketing practices due to their personal traits such age, health or household makeup. This vulnerability varies by product and industry. Consumer vulnerability here is defined as the risk that a consumer’s mental, physical or financial...

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...

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...