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Teams across WMS look at the use of technology in healthcare, how it impacts on the experience of receiving and delivering health care, ethical and social dilemmas arising from its use and its impact on health outcomes.


Warwick Centre for Global Health

The World Health Organisation led ambition is for all people to have access to quality health services they need, when and where they need them. In the UK and globally, governments and healthcare providers see digital innovation as a major contributor to improving access to quality health care. In our research we consider the impact of the move to digital on access to quality healthcare in low resource settings.

We evaluate the implementation of digital innovation for health. Our recent work has been on remote consulting.

We systematically review evidence of the potential for digital innovations to improve access to quality healthcare for resource-poor populations, and consider whether new inequalities that may result, and how these can be mitigated.

We work with colleagues in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa on funded research and engage our medical, undergraduate and post-graduate students in research projects. Find out more here


Medicine, Ethics and Society

Artificial Intelligence including machine learning and natural language processing are transforming the delivery of healthcare. Our research is concerned with the experience and impact of these technologies on healthcare and society. Professor Griffiths co-leads the Data Ethics Group at The Alan Turing Institute.

Digital sensors for screening, diagnosis and management of health conditions are changing how, when and who can access biomedical measurement. We are collaborating on research to develop an at home monitoring test for osteoporosis which could be undertaken every few months to monitor response to lifestyle and medication change. We work with the engineers to bring the user and societal perspective to the research.


Academic Primary Care

Digital primary healthcare in the UK
We focus on digitally-supported pathways for the access and delivery of primary care in the UK such as remote consultation, decision support software and digital platforms. We conduct research that informs the development, promotion and commissioning of such tools.

Supporting the wellbeing of carers
We have developed and are evaluating the Care Companion, an online platform to support the resilience and well-being of family carers.