Dr Rob Free

Dr R FreeResearch Fellow in Biomedical Informatics

Respiratory Biomedical Research Centre
University of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital

Contact details

Telephone: 0116 2583911
E-mail: rcf8@le.ac.uk


I am a researcher and technologist who runs an informatics group within the respiratory theme of the Leicester Biomedical Research Centre focusing mainly on technology building and technology-driven research. This includes: creating tools to help with the collection and handling of data through new tools, pipelines and data standards; and using data-driven approaches such as AI and machine learning to improve technologies and extract knowledge from existing clinical data to make real differences to clinical practice.


  • Data-driven tools for improving collection and integration of biomedical data. Most recently related to clinical cohorts (EXCEED); research clinics/clinical studies (local respiratory research database) and breathomics (EMBER).
  • Use of AI/machine learning and visual approaches to enhance informatics tools through adaptive user interfaces.
  • Analysis of data sets to extract new knowledge, in particular looking at pneumonia and TB.

If you are interested in collaborating in any of the above areas, or are a student who would like to develop a PhD project please get in touch.

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Contact Details

Department of Respiratory Sciences
Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building
University Road
Leicester LE1 9HN

Head of Department: Professor Mike Barer

PA: Alison Brown

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T:+44 (0)116 252 2951