Projects per year
My research is centred on using data to better understand the most common causes of vision loss.
Developing Machine Learning pipelines for ophthalmic data
A major strand of my work is a deeper exploration of ophthalmic data from the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal study of Ageing (NICOLA) using cutting-edge data science techniques. I am interested in the use of ensemble models to flexibly model tabular data and interpretable Machine Learning techniques to separate signal from noise.
Large scale analysis of Electronic Medical Records
I am analysing two large datasets of anonymised electronic medical records.
The first is a study into the use of machine learning to identify factors associated with long term response to wet AMD treatment, using records of ~4500 patients over a 12 year period.
The second is a multi-centre health technology assessment funded by the National Institute for Health Research, using records from ~13,000 patients to predict risk of conversion from ocular hypertension to glaucoma.
Module Co-ordinator and Lecturer - "The rise of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare" (3rd Year Medicine)
Personal tutor and Portfolio adviser to 12 undergraduate Medical students
Statistics practical classes (Bio-Medical Sciences)
R programming (Bioinformatics, Research Skills in Experimental Medicine)
Statistics practical classes (Medical Statistics)
Hannah Griffin (2nd Supervisor)
John Smith (3rd Supervisor)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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R1870CPH: Data driven public health approaches for diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration
27/03/2018 → …
An innovative food system approach to diversifying protein intake: Protein-I: Shared Island sustainable healthy nutritionBrennan, L., O'Gorman, A., Barth, S., Cadden, T., Dean, M., Doohan, F., Henchion, M., McIvor, R., McNulty, B., O'Donoghue, C., O'Reilly, S., Rafferty, J., Roche, H. M., Thorne, F., Wallace, M., Wright, D. & Nugent, A. P., Dec 2022, In: Nutrition Bulletin. 47, 4, p. 516-523 8 p.
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Assessment of the classification of age-related macular degeneration severity from the Northern Ireland sensory ageing study using a measure of dark adaptationHiggins, B. E., Montesano, G., Crabb, D. P., Naskas, T. T., Graham, K. W., Chakravarthy, U., Kee, F., Wright, D. M. & Hogg, R. E., Dec 2022, In: Ophthalmology Science. 2, 4, 100204.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Associations between self‐reported periodontal disease and nutrient intakes and nutrient‐based dietary patterns in the UK BiobankWatson, S., Woodside, J. V., Winning, L., Wright, D. M., Srinivasan, M. & McKenna, G., 01 May 2022, In: Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 49, 5, p. 428-438
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile33 Downloads (Pure)
Chan, V. F., Wright, D., Mavi, S., Dabideen, R., Smith, M., Sherif, A. & Congdon, N., 27 Oct 2022, (Accepted) In: British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Prevalence and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration in a population-based cohort study of older adults in Northern Ireland using multimodal imaging: NICOLA StudyHogg, R. E., Wright, D. M., Quinn, N. B., Muldrew, K. A., Hamill, B., Smyth, L., McKnight, A. J., Woodside, J., Tully, M. A., Cruise, S., McGuinness, B., Young, I. S., Kee, F., Peto, T. & Chakravarthy, U., 10 Oct 2022, (Early online date) In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile23 Downloads (Pure)
- 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar
Stormont Assembly Knowledge Exchange Seminar - Economic Opportunities, Occupational Class Status and Social Mobility in Northern Ireland:25 Jan 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar