Dr Niels Peek

Dr Niels Peek, ManchesterDr Niels Peek (MSc, PhD) is Associate Professor in Health Informatics at the MRC Health e-Research Centre, The University of Manchester. With a background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, his research focuses on data-driven informatics methods for healthcare quality improvement, data mining for healthcare, predictive models, and clinical computerised decision support. He is director of the Greater Manchester Connected Health City, which is part of the £20M "Health North" investment to establish a learning health system in the North of England. Dr. Peek has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed, scientific publications. Previously based at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he led the “CARDSS” initiative, a collaboration between academic partners, professional and patient organisations in cardiac rehabilitation, and industry partners which led to the introduction of computerised decision support in 40 Dutch hospitals and national quality standards for cardiac rehabilitation. He is currently the President of the European Society of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. In 2017, he will co-chair the Scientific Programme Committee of MEDINFO-2017, the 16th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics.

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