Dr. Angus Roberts

Senior Research Fellow


Computer Science

Research Expertise:

  • Medical text and data mining
  • Intelligent Personalised Support
  • Health informatics


Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1894
Email: angus.roberts@sheffield.ac.uk
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I am a computer scientist specialising in health informatics. I originally trained and worked as a hospital Biomedical Scientist before working as a software development manager in the NHS, and then studying for a PhD at the University of Sheffield.

I lead life science related work for GATE, a widely used tool for large-scale text and data mining. It is used in the life sciences by medical record software companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, genetics researchers, and many others.

My research covers a broad range of topics, including: consumer health information, social media, mobile health and devices, the electronic health record. I am especially interested in the deployment of computer technology in real-world settings, and the challenges that this raises.

Current Research Projects:

  • Principal Investigator – KConnect – Search technologies for medical information, 2015 – 2017 [EC Horizon 2020 €338 638]
  • Sub-contractor – Text mining services for the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, 2016 – 2021 [South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust £150 000]
  • Principal Investigator – OpenMinTeD Text and data mining infrastructure, 2015 – 2018 [EC Horizon 2020 €506 250]
  • Sub-contractor – E-HOST-IT – Electronic health records to predict hospitalised suicide attempts: Targeting Information Technology solutions, 2014 – 2019 [£37 500 sub-contract to support Dr. Rina Dutta, KCL]
  • Sub-contractor – E-CHASM – Ethnicity and Cardiovascular Health inequalities in Severe Mental illness 2015 – 2018 [£45 000 sub-contract to support Dr. Jayati Das-Munshi, KCL]