About Us

Who are we?

The PHIDL group, led by Professor Richard Dobson, is motivated towards enabling a “panoromic” view of patients that is precise, predictive, preventative and participatory, through the integration of traditional ‘omics data with data derived from mHealth, electronic patient records, knowledge graphs. The group works closely alongside the National Institute for Health Research Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Maudsley BRC) supporting their translational research into novel tests, treatments and technologies to understand and treat mental disorders.

Our areas of expertise

Our group brings together a range of experience in data analysis, bioinformatics, software development, systems administration, mathematics and statistics. Our multi-disciplinary team is able to develop and implement solutions for analysing and interpreting complex integrative datasets and for communicating findings to clinicians and patients. If you are interested in collaboration, please contact us. Also see our jobs/PhDs page.

Our infrastructure

As well as our contributions to data management, analysis and integration, we also provide the NIHR Maudsley BRC with the computing infrastructure to handle their clinical and molecular diagnostic data. This includes Rosalind and BRC cluster supporting a wide range of health informatics software and workflows.

Sharing data

A “guide” for anyone who needs to share data with statisticians and bioinformaticians and data scientists.

Where are we?

We are based in South London, in the Dept of Biostats and Health Informatics, at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. We work closely with both KCL researchers and clinicians from South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.