Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Reader in Urology



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1020Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Translational Data Analytics & Informatics in Healthcare

Imperial Clinical Analytics, Research & Evaluation (iCARE)

Erik Mayer is a Clinical Reader in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Global Health Innovation and an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare and the Royal Marsden NHS Trusts. 

He qualified from Kings College London and then undertook his Surgical Training at St Mary's Hospital, London and then the NorthWest London Urology Specialist Training Rotation. He was awarded the Keith Yeates Memorial Medal and the Shackman Prize, (Intercollegiate Board in Urology) Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the FRCS (Urol) exam.

He received his PhD in Health Services Research from Imperial College London, Department of Surgery & Cancer ("Quality of care in Surgery and methods to assess the volume-outcome relationship") before becoming an NIHR Lecturer in Surgery.

Ongoing health services research uses big data analytical techniques for evaluating quality and safety in healthcare (using both structured and unstructured data) and includes evaluation and translation of evidence-base to the real world healthcare setting. He has a particular interest in novel assessment tools for capturing patient experience during treatment episodes, including across the entire patient pathway.

He is Imperial Trust's Transformation CCIO (Analytics & Informatics), and chairs the Clinical Informatics Steering Committee, as well as represent Imperial at the UK Health Data Research Alliance and as the Clinical Informatics Lead NIHR Imperial Health Informatics Collaborative. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics and Director of Imperial Clinical Analytics, Research & Evaluation (iCARE), NIHR Imperial BRC.

He is Theme Lead (Partnering with Patients for Safer Care) NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre and is Programme Director for the MSc Health Policy, Centre for Health Policy, Institute of Global Health Innovation.



Espinosa-Gonzalez A, Prociuk D, Fiorentino F, et al., 2022, Remote COVID-19 Assessment in Primary Care (RECAP) risk prediction tool: derivation and real-world validation studies., Lancet Digit Health

Lear R, Freise L, Kybert M, et al., 2022, Patients’ willingness and ability to identify and respond to errors in their personal health records: a mixed methods analysis of cross-sectional survey data, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:24, ISSN:1438-8871

Rodrigues D, Kreif N, Lawrence-Jones A, et al., 2022, Reflection on modern methods: constructing directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) with domain experts for health services research, International Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:0300-5771

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