We focus on enhancing health research and supporting healthcare preparedness and response to health emergencies. We carry out academic and applied research in ethical AI design and development in the healthcare sector, as well as research on ageing, chronic diseases, emergency/pandemic management, healthcare systems, and mobility solutions.
Our research helps health organisations and stakeholders make decisions in complex and sensitive environments
We help maximise benefits and minimise the risks of AI technology with consideration of ethical and social values
We help stakeholders identify risks and mitigate impact, including impact on vulnerable populations
Our rigorous and interdisciplinary research provides valuable insights to improve public health and safety
During the course of the pandemic, an influx in COVID-19 resources became available online covering a variety of topics and themes. Trilateral collated the resources identified by the project to build a specialised knowledge repository. The repository draws together COVID-19 resources that we identified as relevant for government and public health representatives, CSOs, NGOs, policymakers, and citizens and it integrates the useful outputs of the COVINFORM Project.
This information will be easily searchable through the COVINFORM dashboard.
We investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the 27 EU Member States and the UK. National, regional, and local responses varied in success due to the changeable nature of the public health crisis and the level of preparedness and adaptability of governing institutions. Whilst the general population in the EU and UK experienced disruptive and life changing consequences, the impacts were not equally experienced, and notable differences were evidenced in certain social clusters. In the COVINFORM project we paid particular focus on vulnerable and marginalised groups. We created an interactive risk assessment dashboard that centres on various types of vulnerability (i.e., physical, social, economic and information) and the related consequences, within the context of COVID-19. The dashboard is complimented with qualitative data, collected from interviews with experts and vulnerable resident populations across the EU and UK.
Learn more on our COVINFORM project.
Our team played a leadership role towards creating the Mobility Divide Index (MDI), a brand-new measuring system of public transportation accessibility for people with disabilities. The MDI approach is based on a co-design methodology resulting in a set of user-centric indicators, reviewed, rated, prioritised and validated by persons with different disabilities. The MDI accounts for differences in mobility services across six important user experience dimensions as an index of the accessibility divide between persons with disabilities and non-disabled citizens.
Learn more about our role in the TRIPS project here.
Our health and wellbeing research has contributed to substantial advancement of crisis management and policymaking in the context of health emergencies and inclusivity policy design. Our teams have worked with multiple institutions and partner to shape the future of health and wellbeing.
We carry out risk assessment studies and develop risk assessment models to evaluate responses and impacts of risks, ranging from the impact of new central- or local-government policies to the effect of health crises and emergencies.
We evaluate a range of issues relevant to technology research, development, and use. We can analyse ethical, privacy, data protection, societal, socio-economic, legal, and human rights challenges (e.g., in pandemic preparedness and response and the use of health care data and data analytics tools).
We carry out scoping reviews to answer those questions that help explore and analyse scenarios and identify gaps and solutions. Our systematic reviews can help you assess your specific questions on a topic.
We provide practical guidance on research ethics and data protection. We provide useful and practical advice across a range of projects processing healthcare data or developing health systems and technologies.
Our team monitors and reviewed legal and policy developments to provide regulatory advice, policy inputs and recommendations. Moreover, our team helps our partners and customers with tailored gap analyses that aim to ensure an optimal policy structure within each organisation.
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