About the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare

About the Centre for Intelligent Healthcare

Advances in medicine in the last 20 years has brought treatments for illnesses previously considered incurable and more individuals are living with long term conditions. When you add to this the increasing number of people with co-morbidities due to demographic change and lifestyle choices, it is clear that the very nature of our healthcare services has to alter.

This will require new approaches, new technologies and supporting evidence as we all become responsible for ensuring we stay healthy, active and independent for as long as possible since all of us wish to age well. The Centre for Intelligent Healthcare (CIH) through its dynamic staff, advisory boards, partner organisations and horizon scanning tools will be at the forefront of this research, improving and developing digital self-management tools and interventions, creating wearable devices for the next generation of healthcare monitoring and management and providing the evidence for change.

CIH aims to become a globally recognised research centre for pioneering and opinion-setting research in the area of digital healthcare and its contribution to improving communities and enriching and prolonging individual lives.

Core themes

Our growing team of multidisciplinary researchers focus development within three key themes: Behaviour and Implementation Science, Epidemiology and Evidence Based Healthcare, and Healthcare Technology and Innovation

These three themes interlock to develop intelligent healthcare solutions to real world problems.


Our team

We have a growing research and support team who are not only drawing on wide-ranging expertise and experiences in technology and healthcare to deliver impactful research, but also creating a vibrant and innovative environment for postgraduate and early career researchers. This multidisciplinary team is further strengthened by our links with companies, hospitals, public health bodies through our Advisory Board, Honorary Research Fellows and Associates.

Leadership team

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Professor Richard Aspinall

Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing

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Professor Deborah Lycett RD

CIH Executive Director

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Karen Edwards

Operations Manager

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Professor Sebastien Farnaud

Professor in Bio-Innovation & Enterprise

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Professor Dingchang Zheng

Professor and Theme Lead for Healthcare Technology and Innovation

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Professor Petra Wark

Professor and Theme Lead of Epidemiology and Evidenced Based Healthcare

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021