Imperial College London

Dr Benita Cox

Business School

Pastoral Care Tutor



+44 (0)20 7594 9164b.cox




456ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Benita Cox is a Senior Tutor in Imperial College Business School. For many years she has served in various pastoral care roles both in the College and in the Business School.  She feels passionately about the care and support of students and the principles of equality, diversity and inclusivity.

She holds a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence and an MSc in Management Science from Imperial College and has extensive experience teaching courses on Informatics at the Imperial College Business School.

Benita's research interests have focussed on the role of information systems in healthcare delivery, in particular, the impact of information and communicating technologies on healthcare practice. She has published widely in this area, giving invited talks to international audiences and appearing both in the Press and on TV.

Her work on the Impact of the Internet on the Doctor-Patient Relationship is particularly well known.  She has consulted extensively in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals.




Shabir H, D'Costa M, Mohiaddin Z, et al., 2022, The barriers and facilitators to the use of lifestyle apps: a systematic review of qualitative studies, European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education, Vol:12, ISSN:2254-9625, Pages:144-165

Shabir H, D'Costa M, Mohiaddin Z, et al., 2021, The Barriers and Facilitators to the use of Lifestyle Apps: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies (Preprint)

Dawoodbhoy FM, Delaney J, Cecula P, et al., 2021, AI in patient flow: applications of artificial intelligence to improve patient flow in NHS acute mental health inpatient units, Heliyon, Vol:7, ISSN:2405-8440

Cecula P, Yu J, Dawoodbhoy F, et al., 2021, Applications of artificial intelligence to improve patient flow on mental health inpatient units - Narrative literature review, Heliyon, Vol:7, ISSN:2405-8440

Sayma M, Saleh D, Kerwat D, et al., 2020, A qualitative inquiry into the barriers and facilitators to achieving home death, Bmj Supportive and Palliative Care, Vol:10, ISSN:2045-4368

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