Dr Edward Meinert
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Dr Edward Meinert

Associate Professor of eHealth

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Edward studied Software Engineering at the University of Oxford (Exeter College). Subsequently, he became a technology consultant advising a global portfolio of companies in the implementation of 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 evaluation in child health. Edward began his appointment at the Centre for Health Technology, University of Plymouth, as Associate Professor of eHealth from September 2020. He is an author of over 60 publications (including 15 first-author and 45 corresponding-author manuscripts), a patent application and has been awarded nine prizes.

Qualifications

Master of Arts (MA), University of Cambridge

Master of Arts (MA) by incorporation, University of Oxford

Master of Science (MSc) in Software Engineering, University of Oxford

Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Oxford

Master of Public Administration (MPA), London School of Economics and Political Science

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Professional membership

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council 

European Engineer (EUR ING), European Federation of National Engineering Associations

Fellow, British Computer Society

Roles on external bodies

Editor-in-Chief, JMIRx | Med

Associate Editor, SAGE Digital Health

Guest Editor, IoT, Edge Computing and AI: Enabling Emerging Intelligent Applications, MDPI Electronics

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Key publications

Milne-Ives M, Lam C, De Cock C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change in Physical Activity, Diet, Drug and Alcohol Use, and Mental Health: Systematic Review' JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 8, (3) Author Site , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E (2019) 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G (2018) 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

APP758 Advanced concepts in research

  • Mixed-methods evaluation

APP753 Dissertation

  • Critical thinking 
  • Writing the literature review

FutureLearn 

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).

Research

Research

Research interests

Dr Edward Meinert is a Chartered Engineer with extensive experience in the implementation of complex information systems. Dr Meinert's research is centred on the software engineering and evaluation of digital technology in healthcare. His primary research interests include clinical artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and digital health, with a primary aim to enhance population health insight. He is particularly interested in applications to novel regulatory and therapeutic contexts, such as adaptive and long-term trials focused on preventive medicine, where there are significant opportunities to derive insight from improved data analytics and where standards are emerging.

The use of health information technologies (HITs) has been associated with positive benefits, such as improved health outcomes and enhanced health services. Results from empirical studies report potential benefits of HITs in preventive medicine measures such as primary prevention. While there are significant efforts underway to establish frameworks to manage digital services, there is much work required to determine how these technologies can be used to improve health outcomes sustainably. Dr Meinert aims to develop evidence to inform improvement in the design of technologies and to influence policy to promote adoption of systems which achieve positive health impact.

Other research

  • Technology & Innovation Strategy
  • Ethics (Philosophy)

Grants & contracts

  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) | Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award: Real world testing of an artificial intelligence-enabled app as an early intervention and support tool in the mental health referral care pathway
  • Health Education England: Phase I Pilot Study of an Obesity Prevention Implementation Digital Programme
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) | Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award: Autonomous Telemedicine - Cataract Surgery Follow-up at Two NHS Trusts
  • Health Education England: Feasibility study of the "NoObesity" Digital Health App
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Digital Activity Line 
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Data Science for Healthcare - Using Real World Evidence
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE): Small scale, 'experimental' innovation in learning and teaching award
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Climate Change and its impact on Public Health
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Educating administrative healthcare staff to engage with young patients
  • Horizon2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Data Science for Healthcare
  • NHS Sustainable Improvement: Improvement FUNdamentals MOOC Evaluation

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Milne-Ives M, Lam C, De Cock C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change in Physical Activity, Diet, Drug and Alcohol Use, and Mental Health: Systematic Review' JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 8, (3) Author Site , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E (2019) 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G (2018) 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Milne-Ives M, Neill S & Meinert E (2021) 'The impact of digital educational interventions to support parents caring for acutely ill children at home and factors that affect their use: systematic review protocol' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI Open access
Surodina S, Lam C, Grbich S, Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven M & Meinert E (2021) 'Machine Learning for Risk Group Identification and User Data Collection in a Herpes Simplex Virus Patient Registry: Algorithm Development and Validation Study' JMIRx Med 2, (2) e25560-e25560 , DOI
Surodina S, Lam C, Grbich S, Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven M & Meinert E (2021) 'Authors’ Response to Peer Reviews of “Machine Learning for Risk Group Identification and User Data Collection in a Herpes Simplex Virus Patient Registry: Algorithm Development and Validation Study”' JMIRx Med 2, (2) e28917-e28917 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, Rehman N, Sharif R & Meinert E (2021) 'Distributed Ledger Infrastructure to Verify adverse Event Reporting (DeLIVER): Proposal for a proof-of-concept study' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI Open access
Milne-Ives M, Swancutt D, Burns L, Pinkney J, Tarrant M, Calitri R, Chatterjee A & Meinert E (2021) 'The effectiveness and usability of online, group-based interventions for people with severe obesity: Systematic review protocol' JMIR Research Protocols , DOI Open access
Lam C, Meinert E, Yang A & Zhanfeng C (2021) 'Comparison between centralised and decentralised supply chain of autologous CAR-T therapies: a UK case study based on discrete event simulation' Cytotherapy , DOI Open access
Meinert E, Reeves S, Eerens J, Banks C, Maloney S, Rivers G, Ilic D, Walsh K, Majeez A & Car J (2021) 'Exploring the cost of eLearning within the field of health professions education: Scoping Review' JMIR Medical Education 7, (1) , DOI Open access
Chatterjee A, Strong G, Milne-Ives M, Meinert E, Halkes M & Wyatt-Haines E (2021) 'The use of video for patient information and education: a scoping review of the variability and effectiveness of interventions' Patient Education and Counseling , DOI Open access
Milne-Ives M, Lam C & Meinert E (2021) 'Digital technologies for monitoring and improving treatment adherence in children and adolescents with asthma: A scoping review of randomised controlled trials' JMIR Public Health and Surveillance Open access
Meinert E, Lam C & van Velthoven M (2020) 'Developing a blockchain-based supply chain system for advanced therapies: study protocol' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (12) 0-0 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Milne-Ives M, de Cock C, Lim E, Shehadeh M, de Pennington N, Mole G & Meinert E (2020) 'The effectiveness of artificial intelligence conversational agents in healthcare: a systematic review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 22, (10) , DOI Open access
Meinert E, Rahman E, Potter A, Lawrence W & Van Velthoven M (2020) 'Acceptability and Usability of the Mobile Digital Health App NoObesity for Families and Health Care Professionals: Protocol for a Feasibility Study' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (7) e18068-e18068 , DOI
de Cock C, van Velthoven M, Milne-Ives M, Mooney M & Meinert E (2020) 'Use of Apps to Promote Childhood Vaccination: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (5) e17371-e17371 , DOI
Meinert E, Milne-Ives M, Surodina S & Lam C (2020) 'Agile Requirements Engineering and Software Planning for a Digital Health Platform to Engage the Effects of Isolation Caused by Social Distancing: Case Study' JMIR public health and surveillance 6, (2) , DOI
Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Mobile apps for real-world evidence in health care' Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 27, (6) 976-980 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Lam C, Foley K, Stenfors T, Blum ER, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Massive Open Online Course Evaluation Methods: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 22, (4) e13851-e13851 , DOI
Lam C, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Application of Internet of Things in Cell-Based Therapy Delivery: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16935-e16935 , DOI
Lam C, Milne-Ives M, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Internet of Things–Enabled Technologies for Weight Management in Children and Adolescents: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16930-e16930 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, Lam C, De Cock C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change in Physical Activity, Diet, Drug and Alcohol Use, and Mental Health: Systematic Review' JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 8, (3) Author Site , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Lam C, de Cock C, Stenfors T, Chaudhury H & Meinert E (2020) 'Development of an Innovative Real-World Evidence Registry for the Herpes Simplex Virus: Case Study' JMIR Dermatology 3, (1) e16933-e16933 , DOI
Fawcett E, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Long-Term Weight Management Using Wearable Technology in Overweight and Obese Adults: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (3) e13461-e13461 , DOI
de Cock C, Milne-Ives M, van Velthoven MH, Alturkistani A, Lam C & Meinert E (2020) 'Effectiveness of Conversational Agents (Virtual Assistants) in Health Care: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (3) e16934-e16934 , DOI
Van Velthoven MH, Milne-Ives M, de Cock C, Mooney M & Meinert E (2020) 'Use of Apps to Promote Childhood Vaccination: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (2) e16929-e16929 , DOI
Milne-Ives M, Lam C, Van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Mobile Apps for Health Behavior Change: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (1) e16931-e16931 , DOI
Lam C, van Velthoven MH, Chaudhury H & Meinert E (2020) 'Teaching Real-World Evidence: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 9, (1) e16941-e16941 , DOI
Hu R, van Velthoven MH & Meinert E (2020) 'Perspectives of People Who Are Overweight and Obese on Using Wearable Technology for Weight Management: Systematic Review' JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, (1) e12651-e12651 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O’Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E (2020) 'Blockchain vehicles for efficient Medical Record management' npj Digital Medicine 3, (1) , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E (2020) 'Blockchain vehicles for efficient Medical Record management' NPJ Digit Med 3, (1) Author Site , DOI
Surodina S, Lam C, de Cock C, van Velthoven M, Milne-Ives M & Meinert E (2019) 'Engineering Requirements of a Herpes Simplex Virus Patient Registry: Discovery Phase of a Real-World Evidence Platform to Advance Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine' Biomedicines 7, (4) 100-100 , DOI
Lam C, Meinert E, Halioua-Haubold C-L, Carter A, Yang A, Brindley D & Cui Z (2019) 'Systematic review protocol: an assessment of the post-approval challenges of autologous CAR-T therapy delivery' BMJ Open 9, (7) e026172-e026172 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Brindley D & Car J (2019) 'Examining Cost Measurements in Production and Delivery of Three Case Studies Using E-Learning for Applied Health Sciences: Cross-Case Synthesis' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (6) e13574-e13574 , DOI
Carter AR, Meinert E & Brindley DA (2019) 'Biotechnology Governance 2.0: A Proposal for Minimum Standards in Biotechnology Corporate Governance' Rejuvenation Research 22, (3) 254-260 , DOI
Arshad Z, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Lam C, Foley K & Meinert E (2019) 'Tools for the Diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2: Systematic Review of Studies Published Between 2012 and 2018' JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 5, (2) e14216-e14216 , DOI
O'Donoghue O, Vazirani AA, Brindley D & Meinert E (2019) 'Design Choices and Trade-Offs in Health Care Blockchain Implementations: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (5) e12426-e12426 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Majeed A, Car J, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E (2019) 'Data Collection Approaches to Enable Evaluation of a Massive Open Online Course About Data Science for Continuing Education in Health Care: Case Study' JMIR Medical Education 5, (1) e10982-e10982 , DOI
Foley K, Alturkistani A, Carter A, Stenfors T, Blum E, Car J, Majeed A, Brindley D & Meinert E (2019) 'Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Evaluation Methods: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (3) e12087-e12087 , DOI
Vazirani AA, O'Donoghue O, Brindley D & Meinert E (2019) 'Implementing Blockchains for Efficient Health Care: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 21, (2) e12439-e12439 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Foley KA, Osama T, Car J, Majeed A, Van Velthoven M, Wells G & Brindley D (2019) 'Blockchain Implementation in Health Care: Protocol for a Systematic Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (2) e10994-e10994 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Osama T, Halioua-Haubold C-L, Car J, Majeed A, Wells G, MacLaren RE & Brindley D (2019) 'Digital Technology in Somatic and Gene Therapy Trials of Pediatric Patients With Ocular Diseases: Protocol for a Scoping Review' JMIR Research Protocols 8, (2) e10705-e10705 , DOI
Lam C, Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Carter AR, Karp J, Yang A, Brindley D & Cui Z (2018) 'Decision Support Tools for Regenerative Medicine: Systematic Review' Journal of Medical Internet Research 20, (12) e12448-e12448 , DOI
Meinert E, Van Velthoven M, Brindley D, Alturkistani A, Foley K, Rees S, Wells G & de Pennington N (2018) 'The Internet of Things in Health Care in Oxford: Protocol for Proof-of-Concept Projects' JMIR Research Protocols 7, (12) e12077-e12077 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & de Pennington N (2018) 'Weighing benefits and risks in aspects of security, privacy and adoption of technology in a value-based healthcare system' BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 18, (1) , DOI
van Velthoven MH, Wyatt JC, Meinert E, Brindley D & Wells G (2018) 'How standards and user involvement can improve app quality: A lifecycle approach' International Journal of Medical Informatics 118, 54-57 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Majeed A, Car J, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E (2018) 'Health information technology uses for primary prevention in preventive medicine: a scoping review protocol' BMJ Open 8, (9) e023428-e023428 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Car J, Carter A, Wells G & Brindley D (2018) 'Real-world evidence for postgraduate students and professionals in healthcare: protocol for the design of a blended massive open online course' BMJ Open 8, (9) e025196-e025196 , DOI
Carter AR, Meinert E & Brindley DA (2018) 'Data and Corporate Governance in Pharma and Digital Health: A Necessary Regulatory Convergence' Rejuvenation Research 21, (4) 291-293 , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Carter A, Wells G & Car J (2018) 'Protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation of a massive open online course on real world evidence' BMJ Open 8, (8) e025188-e025188 , DOI
Osama T, Brindley D, Majeed A, Murray KA, Shah H, Toumazos M, Van Velthoven M, Car J, Wells G & Meinert E (2018) 'Teaching the relationship between health and climate change: a systematic scoping review protocol' BMJ Open 8, (5) e020330-e020330 , DOI
de Pennington N, Mole G, Lim E, Milne-Ives M, Normando E, Xue K & Meinert E 'Safety and acceptability of a natural-language AI assistant to deliver clinical follow-up to cataract surgery patients: Proposal for a pragmatic evaluation' JMIR Research Protocols Open access
Chapters
Lam C, Meinert E, Yang A, Brindley B & Cui Z (2019) 'Decisions in the development lifecycle of cell and gene therapies' Second-Generation Cell and Gene-Based Therapies Biological Advances, Clinical Outcomes, and Strategies for Capitalization Academic Press
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Luo D, Foley K, Lam C, Carter A, Seyfried D, Car J & Brindley D (2019) 'Current Status and Future Direction of Companion Diagnostics' Companion and Complementary Diagnostics Elsevier 455-472 , DOI
Conference Papers
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Murray KA, Sabatier P & Car J (2019) 'A CASE STUDY EXAMINING THE COST MEASUREMENTS IN PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY OF A MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSE (MOOC) FOR TEACHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE' International Conference on e-Learning 2019 IADIS Press , DOI
Meinert E, Alturkistani A, Brindley D, Knight P, Wells G & Pennington ND (2018) 'The technological imperative for value-based health care' Mark Allen Group 328-332 , DOI
Alturkistani A, Car J, Majeed A, Brindley D, Wells G & Meinert E (2018) 'Determining the effectiveness of a massive open online course in data science for health' 27-34
Banks C & Meinert E (2016) 'The acceptability of mooc certificates in the workplace' 215-218
Personal

Personal

Reports & invited lectures

  • ‘Clinical trials in the NHS’. Market Access Programme: The Hill, Oxford.
  • ‘How appropriate healthcare technologies contribute in a public health emergency’. The Institute for Engineering and Technology, London.
  • ‘Architectural considerations for data privacy in healthcare: Challenges and opportunities for the design and development of healthcare data interoperability’. Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group, British Computer Society, London.
  • ‘Big Data, Data Science and Real World Evidence in Health: Where does one begin?’ Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group, British Computer Society, London.
  • ‘Opportunities for Big Data in Health & Care’. EIT Health Media Day, EIT Health, Paris.
  • ‘Implementation and extracting value from Big Data’. Government Knowledge, London.
  • ‘eLearning in Health Education’. The leading role of ICT in Healthcare. Imperial College London.

Additional information

Awarded nine prizes including:

  • Best paper, 2019 International Conference on eLearning, International Association for the Development of the Information Society
  • Top 14 paper of 2019 in Clinical Information Systems, International Medical Informatics Association
  • Success story, Horizon 2020 | European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Links

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