Cole, Christian


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Christian Cole is a Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics and Academic co-Director of Health Informatics Centre (HIC). His research interests are in developing tools and infrastructure to advance data analysis capabilities within Trusted Research Environments (TREs) where healthcare data are securely held. He is also interested in making AI/ML more directly clinically relevant by using real-world datasets to better model the diversity of data.

Chris is Director of the Alleviate Pain Data Hub which is an HDR UK national data hub specialising pain and chronic pain with the Advanced Pain Discovery Platform (APDP) consortium. The aim of Alleviate is to be the hub for UK pain data in a federated manner by removing data silos. Pain data is made more accessible via the OMOP common data model in collaboration with HDR UK.

He has held previous roles as a Principle Investigator in Data Science at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) and lead of the Data Analysis Group (DAG) in the School of Life Science at the University of Dundee.


Co-lead on MSc module: Fundamentals of Applied Health Data Science for Precision Medicine Research module (GM51084)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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