Dr Weizi (Vicky) Li
Associate Professor of Informatics and Digital Health
Deputy Director of Informatics Research Centre
Programme Director of MSc Digital and Technology Solutions
Director of EPSRC Future Blood Testing for Inclusive Monitoring and Personalised Analytics Network+
Impact Lead of BISA Research Division
- Artificial Intelligence and machine learning,
- Information Systems,
- Digital Health,
- Advanced Analytics,
- Finance Technology,
- Decision Support System,
- Digital Leadership and Strategy
With a background in informatics, Dr Li is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on solving challenges in healthcare using digital technology that combines AI, machine learning, information systems, medical science and social science.
Dr Weizi (Vicky) Li is an Associate Professor of Informatics and Digital Health, Deputy Director in Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading. She is an interdisciplinary researcher focusing on using informatics, data science, machine learning, and digital information systems to solve real-world healthcare challenges.
She is the Principal Investigator and Director of EPSRC Future Blood Testing for Inclusive Monitoring and Personalised Analytics NetworkPlus (2021-2024). She is the academic lead of a large collaborative project of Improving the Quality of Healthcare through an Integrated Clinical Pathway Management Approach and Cloud-based Digital Data Integration Platform, which was awarded ESRC O2RB Excellence in Impact Award in 2018 for her research impact on healthcare quality improvement. She is the academic lead of a machine learning-based decision support system for outpatient management which has successfully been implemented in Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and has received the Research Engagement and Impact award in 2020. She has been PI on projects funded by ESRC, EPSRC, The Health Foundation, NHS and companies, working on data-driven decision support systems that use real-world data (under privacy-preserving framework) from multiple sources including Electronic Patient Record in acute, community hospital and primary care settings, remote health monitoring and patient-reported outcomes to develop novel technologies (including AI-based methods) to support clinical and operational decision makings in patient pathway.
Dr Li is also the programme director of MSc Digital & Technology Solutions, and is the module convener of MSc Digital Health and Data Analytics.
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Academic lead and PI in the following grants, awards and projects
1. Future blood testing for inclusive monitoring and personalised analytics Network+ (2021-2024, EP/W000652/1), £800,898 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Principal Investigator. https://futurebloodtesting.org
2. The Health Foundation (Advancing Applied Analytics). Developing a patient event-based analytical framework to track and identify variation in clinical processes and patient outcome, £75k, August 2020 – August 202, 1936247.
3. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) award in applications and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI). “Application and implication of machine learning: understanding and predicting healthcare resource usage and patient risk for improved population engagement”. £120k. 2019-2023.
4. Excellence in Impact Award, “Integrated Healthcare Information system for medical and care quality improvement”, O2RB (the University of Oxford, the Open University, Reading and Oxford Brookes) funded by Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account, April 2018
5. Research Engagement and Impact Award, University of Reading. Predicting NHS outpatient attendance to reduce "Did-Not-Attend (DNA)" in Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, May 2020
6. Research contract. Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: “Predictive deep learning for clinical and operational intelligence”, £90k, 2017-2020.
7. Industry research contract. “Deep Learning from Electronic Patient Record and Knowledge Base for Predictive Clinical Support” £87k, 2017-2020.
8. Collaborative Innovation Fund (RBFT&UoR). Phenotyping patients living with Type 1 diabetes with detailed blood glucose variability and electronic patient record in the context of the continuous glucose monitoring system. The aim of this project is to provide insights of patient cohorts for personalised treatment. £8000, June 2019- Jan 2020
9. Collaborative Innovation Fund (RBFT&UoR). Early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis using machine learning analysing GP referral letters, blood test and clinic letters to improve pre-hospital referral triage. £9,100, Jan 2020- August 2020
10. Collaborative Innovation Fund (RBFT&UoR). Can digital records determine disease phenotypes of diabetes kidney disease in the chronic and acute setting to influence service development to prevent admissions? £12,500, Jan 2020- June 2020
11. Collaborative Innovation Fund (RBFT&UoR). Predicting radiotherapy toxicity through electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROMs) and electronic patient records (EPR) for personalised radiotherapy. £10,306, August 2020- July 2021
Digital Health and Data Analytics pathway
Programme Director MSc Digital and Technology Solutions
Telemedicine in practice in Future Proof Your Health Practice programme
EPSRC Health Technology Network
O2RB Impact Excellence Award
Personalised medicine for people with diabetes
Research Engagement and Impact Award: Intelligent solutions to a costly issue
- Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
- Information Systems
- Digital Health
- Advanced Analytics
- Finance Technology
- Decision Support System
- Digital Leadership and Strategy