The Digital Health and Wellness research group (DHaWG) at Strathclyde is a multidisciplinary research group with expertise crossing Human Computer Interaction, Health Informatics, Engineering, Psychology and Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Information about members of the Digital Health research group is available: HERE!
Based in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, the group currently strongly supports the University of Strathclyde strategic plan to conduct world-leading research and development activities in technological innovation in the area of digital health.
We apply the latest research advances in computer and information sciences to enhance how people access and interact with health and wellbeing information and technologies.
A significant amount of work has been conducted by this group in the areas of:
- Designing and developing new devices (e.g. wearables) and novel forms of interaction
- Development of both mobile clinical and mobile lifestyle apps
- Data logging and Interpretation of sensed and self-input data from mobile apps
- People-centred investigations of access to health information and barriers to access
- Implementation and Integration of Enterprise Information Systems in the NHS
- Evaluation of digital health and wellness products and services both in the lab and at scale, in the real world context
- Development of policy around mhealth, public health interventions and health information
The group has strong working relationships with other key players at Strathclyde University:
- Strathclyde Future Cities – http://www.strath.ac.uk/cities/
- The City Observatory – http://www.strath.ac.uk/cities/thecityobservatory/
- The Centre for Public Health Policy – http://www.strath.ac.uk/ippi/aboutus/centreforhealthpolicy/
- The Health Technologies at Strathclyde Group (HTAS) – http://www.strath.ac.uk/tic/health/
- The medical devices group in Biomedical Engineering at University of Strathclyde – http://www.strath.ac.uk/simd/
We also already have working relationships and active projects with several significant external public and government bodies in the UK working in the area of digital health:
- Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare (SCTT) – http://sctt.org.uk/
- NHS24, The Golden Jubilee Hospital and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) – http://dhaca.org.uk/dhaca
- Scottish Government’s National Telecare and Telehealth Advisory Board (NTTAB)
- Glasgow City Council
- Glasgow Housing association (GHA)
- Relevant charities such as Diabetes UK, The Alliance, The Mental Health Foundation