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Jacob Andrews

Research Fellow (Mindtech), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr Jake Andrews is a Research Fellow in the NIHR MindTech MedTech Co-operative (see mindtech.org.uk), at the University of Nottingham. His current work on the H2020 IMI2 RADAR-CNS project (www.radar-cns.org) involves exploring the potential of portable and wearable technologies for monitoring symptoms of multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and depression.

Prior to this, Jake worked at the University of Sheffield, exploring the use of self-monitoring in primary care. His work at Sheffield also explored healthcare applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). Jake's PhD, completed in 2018, focussed on a machine-learning approach to the prediction of depression and anxiety in older adults. This included an exploration of users' and clinicians' views on the use of digital technology to maintain and monitor mental health.

Jake also holds an MA in linguistics, as part of which he explored the potential of language learning as a therapy against cognitive decline.

Expertise Summary

Jake's current research interests are in the use of technology to predict and prevent mental illness. He has expertise in qualitative research, as well as an understanding of machine learning approaches to prediction. His PhD research focused on mental health in older adults, using machine learning approaches, along with end-user engagement, to explore the promise of machine learning in the prediction of depression and anxiety.

Research Summary

Jake's current research on the RADAR-CNS project involves developing a value proposition for a remote measurement technology (RMT) system designed to support the management of epilepsy, multiple… read more

Current Research

Jake's current research on the RADAR-CNS project involves developing a value proposition for a remote measurement technology (RMT) system designed to support the management of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and depression. This includes conducting interviews and surveys and analysing qualitative and quantitative data from these to understand potential use cases for remote measurement technology, from a variety of perspectives, including patients, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.

Jake is also principle investigator on the ExTRA-PPOLATE project, which explores the use of natural language processing to identify psychological processes occurring in therapy sessions. The project also considers patient and therapist trust in the use of algorithms in the analysis of therapy sessions, involving stakeholders throughout the process.

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