Professor of Health Informatics, Information School, University of Sheffield

BSc (Technical) (University of Wales), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

+44 (0)114 222 2636

Project role: Principle Investigator

Lead investigator for: life-threatening, terminal and chronic illnesses – Qualitative analysis of online information sharing by people and carers of people with a terminal, life-threatening or chronic condition

Peter Bath is Professor of Health Informatics at the University of Sheffield. He is Head of the Health Informatics Research Group and has been undertaking research into the use of information within health care for over 20 years. During this time he has worked on a wide range of projects often collaborating with students and colleagues within the University or with colleagues outside of Sheffield. Peter has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, four book chapters and 94 publications in refereed conference proceedings/abstracts. He has supervised 18 PhD students who successfully completed their PhDs and is currently supervising nine PhD students at present.

Peter’s current research includes evaluating the trustworthiness of health information on the Web and examining how people with terminal, life-threatening and chronic conditions share information and experiences in online spaces.

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Recent relevant publications:

    • Surman R & Bath PA (2013) An assessment of the quality of information on stroke and speech and language difficulty web sites. Journal of Information Science, 39(1), 113-125. View this article in White Rose Research Online
    • Carrington L, Bath PA, Hughes P, Ahmed N & Noble B (2013) Information management and quality of palliative care in general practices: Secondary analysis of a UK study. Journal of Information Science, 39(1), 126-140. View this article in White Rose Research Online
    • Hughes PM, Bath PA, Ahmed N & Noble B (2010) What progress has been made towards implementing national guidance on end of life care? A national survey of UK general practices. Palliative Medicine, 24(1), 68-78.
    • Arnold J, Goodacre S, Bath P & Price J (2009) Information sheets for patients with acute chest pain: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Online), 338(7696).
    • Guillaume L & Bath PA (2008) A content analysis of mass media sources in relation to the MMR vaccine scare.Health Informatics Journal, 14(4), 323-334. View this article in White Rose Research Online
    • Bath PA (2008) Health informatics: Current issues and challenges. Journal of Information Science, 34(4), 501-518.View this article in White Rose Research Online
    • Harland JA & Bath PA (2008) Understanding the information behaviours of carers of people with dementia: A critical review of models from information science. Aging and Mental Health, 12(4), 467-477. View this article in White Rose Research Online