IPS Fellowship Extension

Lead Research Organisation: University of Portsmouth
Department Name: Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Abstract

We are applying for a 2-year extension of IPS Fellow Gill Prosser at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth. Since March 2015, Gill has been responsible for changing the innovation culture of the ICG, increasing staff involvement in impact projects by a factor of three. She has also supported key regional innovation projects through her support of the South-east Physics Network (SEPnet), including a new doctoral training centre (DISCnet) with 6-month industrial placements, and industry-sponsored studentships via the Radiation Detection Doctoral network.

The extension of her IPS fellowship will be vital for both new and existing projects. For example, we have a portfolio of on-going projects that require additional development to bring them to commercial fruition, including projects with smart energy companies, collaborative research with the cardiology unit of King's College Hospital Trust, as well as public engagement projects with museums and science centres. The Fellow will also help foster new innovation projects with the recently established Gravitational Wave Group at the ICG and the new School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Portsmouth.

In line with the government's Industrial Strategy, The IPS fellow will continue to focus on opportunities within data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence within our thematic areas of energy, health, environment and public engagement. The Fellow will continue to build collaborations for these opportunities and seek funding from the companies directly and from external funders, e.g. UKRI, InnovateUK, STFC.

The Fellow will continue to support SEPnet, but now focused on established collaborations like DISCnet (www.discnet.org.uk) and local astronomers at Southampton.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Impact Accelerator Account
Amount £65,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description Kings College Hospital trust 
Organisation King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NCH)
Department Cardiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributions Made Expertise and skills in data science based on astronomical data analysis techniques. Development of web based tools to guide clinical decisions.
Collaborator Contribution Access to unique cardiology data including clinical expertise in interpreting any data analysis results
Impact Outputs have been submitted for publication to high impact jouranl and will be available to clinicians as a web-based tool to advise clinicans on emergency treatment.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Molegazer 
Organisation Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Arising from a Cancer ResearchUK sandpit event the Molegazer collaboration aims to develop early detection of melanoma from time-series analyses of naevi evolution using techniques developed in super nova astronomy
Collaborator Contribution The School of Astronomy and Physics at Southampton are collaborators with us on Super Novae research. Oxford University Hospital Trust are the problem owners and have provided images for initial analysis as well as clinical knowledge.
Impact Still ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Molegazer 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Arising from a Cancer ResearchUK sandpit event the Molegazer collaboration aims to develop early detection of melanoma from time-series analyses of naevi evolution using techniques developed in super nova astronomy
Collaborator Contribution The School of Astronomy and Physics at Southampton are collaborators with us on Super Novae research. Oxford University Hospital Trust are the problem owners and have provided images for initial analysis as well as clinical knowledge.
Impact Still ongoing
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cosmic Stroll - Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cosmic Stroll is a virtual realirty App. Using Google cardboard headsets the public can engage with ICG research and travel back in time to the early universe. At the launch event an invited audience including local radio, local science venues and colleagues from across the university were able to engage with the App.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Deep data Dive - Cardiology and Seismic Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 20 PhD Physics students from the Southeast physics network came together for this 3 day event. They explored data sets from Cardiology, from King's College Hospital Trust and experimental seismic data from the Scholl of Environment, Geography and Geosciences. The outputs from the Data Dive will guide future innovation projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020