We have carried out research in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) for more than 30 years and are continuing to discover new ways in which they can be applied to improve health and daily life, whilst also understanding its accountability in society.

Understanding the opportunities presented by using artificial intelligence, with the ever increasing availability of data, is explored by our interdisciplinary teams from a wide range of disciplines including computing science, applied health sciences, engineering, geosciences and biological sciences.

Our Centre for Health Data Science, a partnership between the University of Aberdeen, NHS Grampian and the NHS Research and Development North Node, seeks to create innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to the big challenges of health and healthcare and uses learning health systems research methodology building on the strength of the large-scale patient cohorts and our virtual cohort methodology.