Risk in Medicine

Annual convocation with our research colleagues in medicine and public health

This recurrent event features informal invited and proffered talks from researchers in both risk science and personalized medicine, highlighting collaborations between medical researchers and risk and data scientists.

Risk in Medicine: Patient Counselling in the Digital Age

We are planning a two-day event, possibly in early February, consisting of six mini-workshops on

  • Risk communication and patient counselling under uncertainty
  • Diagnostics and medical algorithms
  • Robotics and prosthetics
  • Personalized medicine: working with small data sets in a big data world
  • Medical imaging
  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PBPK).
The structure within these mini-workshops will likely involve one or more short presentations with ample time for general discussion, depending on the collaborations already underway. The convocation will also feature an open poster session running throughout the meeting, an informal talk on the research grants landscape in the UK, including ODA opportunities, and scheduled time for collaborative strategising.

1st Annual Risk in Medicine convocation

The Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty plans to expand its scope into applications in medicine and allied fields. Toward that end, we held an informal convocation with researchers in the Liverpool Student Guild and others within the Institute for Translational Medicine. The workshop was held in the grand and spacious Mandela Room in the Liverpool Student Guild on the morning of 2 October 2017, and included select informal talks from researchers in both risk science and personalized medicine, poster presentations about existing projects and ideas, and general open discussion about possible interactions between risk and medical researchers. The event was open to Liverpool students.
View the presentations here


Background of the Risk Institute
John Mottershead, Institute for Risk and Uncertainty
Perspective from Personalised Medicine at the Wolfson Centre
Munir Pirmohamed, Wolfson Centre for Personalised medicine
Risk communication: risk of drinking alcogol in pregnancy
Kate Fleming, Institute of Psychology Health and Society
Diagnostic uncertainty in histopathology and what to do about it
Sarah Coupland, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
What predictive accuracy do you need to introduce genetic testing for personalised medicine?
Ana Alfirevic, Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
Nosocomial Infections
Eintan Carrol, Clinical Infection, Microbiology and Immunology
Robotics for Rehabilitation
Alex Diaz de la O, Institute for Risk and Uncertainty
Optimal design of testing algorithms
Scott Ferson, Institute for Risk and Uncertainty
Technology to make scientific use of medical records while maintaining patient privacy
Marco de Angelis, Institute for Risk and Uncertainty
Human centred design of healthcare
Farnaz Nickpour, School of Engineering
Ocular biomechanics
Ahmed Elsheikh, School of Engineering
Consent post Montgomery
Louis Clearkin, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease


Ganesh (Teja) Ala
Ana Alfirevic
Hirbod Assa
Siu-Kui (Ivan) Au
Anas Batou
Piyush Bhatia
Lorna Bryant
Paul Byrnes
Christine Campbell
Dan Carr
Enitan Carrol
Louis Clearkin
Sarah Couplan
Rachelle D'Sa
Marco De Angelis
Alex Diaz de la O
Ahmed Elsheikh
Scott Ferson
Kate Fleming
Alfredo Garbuno
Hindolo George-Williams
Pete Green
Adam Guinness
Anna Jenkins
Atousa Khodadadyan
Elpida Kontsioti
Osama Maklad
John Mottershead
Mollie Neason
Farnaz Nickpour
Amara (Ami) Nwosu
Uchenna Oparaji
Paolo Paoletti
Edoardo Patelli
Munir Pirmohamed
Duncan Robertson
Josie Roscoe