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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Virtuocity

Cities are entering a new age where new technologies could dramatically change the way people move. New insight is required to understand how we will react to these new mobility options. The University of Leeds is developing a new centre of excellence, focused on engaging with the...

Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT)

Introduction  Getting people cycling is an increasingly common objective in transport planning institutions worldwide, and high-quality infrastructure has been proven to boost local cycling rates. The Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) was designed to assist transportation planners and policy makers...

Epidemiology and Biostatistics research group – Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James’s

Introduction The Epidemiology and Biostatistics research group bring together biologists, laboratory scientists, clinicians, psychologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and statisticians to develop, conduct and interpret cancer research. The group works across sites, with bases in the Leeds Institute...

Enhancing the Value of the MRC-funded Rheumatoid Arthritis Stratified Medicine and RA-MAP Consortia through Linkage to Complex Datasets

  Methotrexate is a highly effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  For some patients, this medication works very well to control the disease and help them maintain a good quality of life.  For others, methotrexate may not be suitable due to its side effects, or other medical conditions (comorbidities) can...

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...

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

Introduction 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 include; genomics, transcriptomics, translatomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics and...

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,...