Clinical Informatics Research Programme (CIRP)

The CIRP was established, thanks to investment from the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, to support clinical informatics research at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in partnership with Higher Education Institutes across the UK.

CIRP funds Data Scientists, clinical fellowships, Ph.D. studentships, internships, and other activities that enable clinical informatics and healthcare data science research. The CIRP focusses on the use of data and technology to transform the way we deliver care, for the benefit of patients at GOSH and the wider NHS. Projects directly involve, or impact the clinical care of patients, as well as examine how novel technologies could be used to improve care or maximise efficiency for patient benefit.

CIRP research themes are:  

  • Data and informatics  

  • Hardware, devices and infrastructure  

  • Human computer interaction  

  • Clinical pathways and decision support

You can find some examples of the work of the CIRP below. For more information about CIRP please contact

CIRP project examples


Mood Sense

Reflection is commonly used to improve wellbeing. Nonetheless, children and young people may struggle to articulate their feelings, especially if they have complex conditions that affect their ability to communicate.
This PhD project explores how tangible digital technologies can help to monitor and improve the wellbeing of children through reflection. It aims to improve the theoretical understanding of how to measure and support children’s wellbeing through technology; and to provide a conceptual framework and design guidelines for new tangible interventions for assessing and supporting wellbeing.

Tu Dinh Duong is conducting this PhD project under the primary supervision of Prof Yvonne Rogers at the UCL Interaction Centre in partnership with GOSH NHS Foundation Trust and GOSH DRIVE. This project is funded through an EPRSC research grant.