Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making







Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Professor Brendan Delaney joined  Imperial in July 2015 as Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making. He is a practicing GP in Rotherhithe, and has an academic background in Clinical Research Informatics (CDISC standards and eSource), Clinical Trials, HTA, Modelling and Patient Safety. Brendan’s previous appointments include Wolfson Chair of General Practice at King’s College London, and Chair, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Brendan’s main focus of research is on ‘The Learning Health System’, using informatics tools to link both knowledge generation and knowledge utilization to routine healthcare IT systems. A particular focus being on decision support for diagnosis and the role of Artificial Intelligence in creating, curating and improving diagnostic evidence. He is associate editor of the Journal ‘Learning Health Systems’, a member of the UK Health Informatics Research Network College of Experts, Farr Institute Primary Care Lead, as well as a member for the MRC Methodology Research Panel and Vice-chair of the CRUK Early Diagnosis Expert Review Panel.



Ethier J-F, McGilchrist M, Barton A, et al., The TRANSFoRm project: Experience and lessons learned regarding functional and interoperability requirements to support primary care, Learning Health Systems, ISSN:2379-6146, Pages:e10037-e10037

Kostopoulou O, Porat T, Corrigan D, et al., Supporting first impressions reduces diagnostic error: evidence from a high-fidelity simulation, British Journal of General Practice, ISSN:1478-5242

Turnbull S, Lucas PJ, Redmond NM, et al., 2018, What gives rise to clinician gut feeling, its influence on management decisions and its prognostic value for children with RTI in primary care: a prospective cohort study., Bmc Fam Pract, Vol:19

Moore M, Stuart B, Hobbs FDR, et al., 2017, Influence of the duration of penicillin prescriptions on outcomes for acute sore throat in adults, British Journal of General Practice, Vol:67, ISSN:0960-1643, Pages:E623-E633

Petrova D, Kostopoulou O, Delaney BC, et al., 2017, Strengths and Gaps in Physicians' Risk Communication: A Scenario Study of the Influence of Numeracy on Cancer Screening Communication., Med Decis Making

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