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Thanks to leaps forward in computing power, DPUK is able to harness highly advanced technical solutions to maintain data security and non-identifiability of millions of existing health records in the Data Portal. It’s a model that is globally unique for dementia research and one that’s increasingly attracting attention from other sectors.

A vision for dementia research © Anna Lukala

One such sector is engineering science – a broad field of professionals with interests in the latest advances in a range of areas, including design and information science. Hillary Lamb, a technology reporter for Engineering and Technology website, interviewed DPUK’s director, John Gallacher.

She commented: “I wanted to hear about a data science application that could have a positive impact in the future, particularly given the challenges associated with ageing populations.”

Read the full interview here.