Rob Stewart is Co-Director of DATAMIND, the Health Data Research Hub for Mental Health, and Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Clinical Informatics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He also works as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, providing mental healthcare input for older general hospital inpatients.
Rob began his research career investigating risk factors for dementia and other mental health disorders experienced by older people and he continues to support this field, as well as wider investigations into the relationship between physical and mental health. Rob has been Academic Lead for the Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) platform at the Maudsley since its development in 2007. CRIS is a pioneering model, both technical and governance, that enables information from electronic mental health records to be used for research – securely and in an anonymised format. Information from routine care can therefore be used, at unprecedented scale and detail, to investigate and improve services, particularly important in mental health where research funding has traditionally been slim and studies hard to recruit to.