OSIRIS Optimising Shared decision-makIng for high-RIsk major Surgery

Now Recruiting for 2020 Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Research Assistant

  • The OSIRIS Project. The OSIRIS programme aims to understand and improve shared decision making for patients at high risk of medical complications as they contemplate major surgery. Led by Barts Health NHS Trust & Queen Mary University London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), research will be conducted with patients, doctors and carers to understand the surgical decision making process. This work will enable us to design a decision support intervention for perioperative doctor-patient decision making which we will then evaluate in a multi-centre randomised cluster trial. The decision support intervention will be designed by a team from the Risk and Information Management research group in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), led by Dr William Marsh.
  • Read a summary of the OSIRIS project on the NIHR's web site.
  • Risk and Information Research Group The RIM group focuses on problems of decision-support under uncertainty, using probabilistic modelling including Bayesian networks (BNs). Much of the group's work involves inter-disciplinary collaborations in a wide range of application domains, often demanding a combination of knowledge modelling and learning from data (ML).
  • Critical Care and Peri-operative Medicine Research Group is leading the project (PI Professor Rupert Pearse). This project is part of their research theme on high-risk surgical patients. The team will work with patients and other clinicians to obtain and analyse data.
  • The EECS OSIRIS Research Assistant The OSIRIS research assistant in EECS will work in collaboration with the medical team and a programmer (part time). It is essential for applicants to show that they can work as part of an inter-disciplinary collaboration. BNs will be used: extensive previous experience is not essential provide you have an interest in the use of BNs and a sound understanding of probability and statistics. Appreciation of the role of knowledge as well as data is also vital. Programming skill is an advantage.
  • The OSIRIS programme combines the work of 4 'projects'. The work to develop decision support is carried out in project 3. There are more details on the OSIRIS web page.