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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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 research group

Introduction 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...

Empower

  In our cities, many alternatives to individual car use already exist such as cycling, carpooling, public transit, electric vehicles and so on but why don’t more people use them? As travellers, how often do we sit in a traffic jam, frustrated and late for an appointment? As policy makers and transport planners, how...