Patrick Thomson
MEng MSc PhD CEng
CHI Lab Technical Manager
Senior Research Associate
Site: Churchill Hospital & Old Road Campus
Research Building: Old Road Campus Research Building

Dr Patrick Thomson is Technical Manager and Senior Research Associate at the IBME’s Computational Health Informatics Lab. He supports the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab, led by Professor David Clifton, which focuses on AI for Healthcare.

His research focuses on how information enables household and institutions to rethink and redesign rural water services to improve human development outcomes. This praxis-based research mixes social science, natural science and engineering. This work includes researching how AI methods can be applied to data sparse rural contexts. Prior to returning to Oxford in 2010, Patrick worked in international development, living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and the Caucasus regions. He is a Chartered Engineer and has been granted three patents.

Dr Thomson is also a Senior Research Associate at the Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), and a member of the Social Sciences & Humanities Interdivisional Research Ethics Committee (SSH IDREC).