Professor Peter Bath
BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor of Health Informatics
Department: Information School
Faculty: Social Sciences
Health information needs and information behaviours of patients, families, carers and the general public
Analysing health information in relation to health and wellbeing
Telephone: +44 114 222 2636
I have been interested in information science and health informatics for 23 years. My interest in these areas developed at the end of my first degree in applied biology, when I came to Sheffield to study for my MSc in information studies in the then Department of Information Studies.
At the end of the MSc, I studied for my PhD in chemical structure handling under the supervision of Professor Peter Willett and Dr Frank Allen (Cambridge). I was appointed Research Fellow (1994-1996), then Lecturer (1996-2000), in Information Science in the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing (SISA) at the University of Sheffield, which had been set up by Professor Ian Philp in 1994.
I re-joined the Department of Information Studies in 2000, when I was appointed Lecturer in Health Informatics to set up the new MSc in Health Informatics programme and became Head of the Health Informatics Research Group. I was appointed Professor of Health Informatics in the Information School in 2013.