Talk: The Power of Data Science for Mental Health Research

By Professor Danny Smith (University of Glasgow)

This talk was presented within the ‘Data: driving improved treatment' session at the NHS Research Scotland Annual Conference in Perth, on the 30th October 2018.

Key topics covered in talk:

  1. Some members of UK Biobank agreed to wear an activity monitor. This data was combined with their other health data to investigate the relationship between activity, circadian rhythm [day/night cycle] and mood disorders.
  2. Linking routine health data in Scotland can inform clinical practice and investigate the potential for drug repurposing [using an existing drug for a new purpose]
  3. Data science is the future of mental health research!

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