Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Chair in Medical Informatics and Decision Making



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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.



Redmond NM, Turnbull S, Stuart B, et al., 2018, Impact of antibiotics for children presenting to general practice with cough on adverse outcomes: secondary analysis from a multicentre prospective cohort study., Br J Gen Pract, Vol:68, Pages:e682-e693

Verheij RA, Curcin V, Delaney BC, et al., 2018, Possible Sources of Bias in Primary Care Electronic Health Record Data Use and Reuse, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:20, ISSN:1438-8871

Blumberg JB, Cena H, Barr SI, et al., 2018, The Use of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements: A Modified Delphi Consensus Panel Report, Clinical Therapeutics, Vol:40, ISSN:0149-2918, Pages:640-657

Petrova D, Kostopoulou O, Delaney BC, et al., 2018, Strengths and Gaps in Physicians' Risk Communication: A Scenario Study of the Influence of Numeracy on Cancer Screening Communication, Medical Decision Making, Vol:38, ISSN:0272-989X, Pages:355-365


Cyras K, Delaney B, Prociuk D, et al., 2018, Argumentation for explainable reasoning with conflicting medical recommendations, Reasoning with Ambiguous and Conflicting Evidence and Recommendations in Medicine (MedRACER 2018), Pages:14-22

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