Edward Meinert

Academic profile

Professor Edward Meinert

Professor of Digital Health and Clinical Artificial Intelligence
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

The Global 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. Edward's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 08: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 13: SDG 13 - Climate ActionGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Edward

Edward studied Software Engineering at the University of Oxford (Exeter College). Subsequently, he became a technology consultant advising a global portfolio of companies in implementing complex information systems, including John Hancock Financial Services, MetLife, Dimension Data, BG Group and Scottish Southern Energy. In 2009 Edward returned to Oxford to complete a Master of Business Administration and began consulting for the public sector, including projects with NHS Professionals, the General Medical CouncilCivil Service Learning and The Salvation Army. Following further study for a Bachelor of Arts (reading Theology and Religious Studies) at the University of Cambridge (Hughes Hall) and a Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics, he earned a PhD (reading Clinical Medicine Research) from the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London. Edward was supervised by Professor Josip Car and Professor Azeem Majeed, investigating factors impacting cost measurements of online learning in health professions education. In August 2017, he was appointed Sir David Cooksey Fellow in Healthcare Translation at the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, where his research focused on digital health in child health. Edward took his first tenured appointment at the Centre for Health Technology, University of Plymouth, as an Associate Professor of eHealth in September 2020. He later earned a Master of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. In February 2023, Edward was appointed Professor of Digital Health and Clinical Artificial Intelligence at the Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University. He will remain affiliated with the University of Plymouth as a Visiting Professor. Edward is an author of over 70 publications (including 15 first-author and 45 corresponding-author manuscripts), a patent application and has been awarded nine prizes.


APP758 Advanced concepts in research

  • Mixed-methods evaluation

APP753 Dissertation

  • Critical thinking 
  • Writing the literature review


The impact of climate change on public health

Data science for healthcare: using real world evidence

Health and data analytics

In addition to his formal teaching, Dr Meinert lectures on data science (real world evidence) and software engineering (requirements engineering, software development management).

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