I am currently involved in number of research projects with different roles.
1. PatNet project
( Hosted in Dynamics Lab, UCD-Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland)
PatNet is lead by
Professor Dr. Diane Payne,
The Director of Dynamics Lab and the Head of the School.
In the PatNet project, I am serving as the Technical Lead of the team.
There is relatively little systematic research to date on the use and impact of social media in healthcare management, how health care professional and patients behave through interaction in social media forums and how these new lateral forms of information diffusion impact on individual healthcare practitioner learning and decision making. This research project will first map the network structure and actor attributes over time of one or more selected on-line patient groups. Second, it will develop cross-sectional and longitudinal network models to explore the importance of individual behavioural attributes and network structures for different type of information diffusion and learning behaviours across patients and professionals via the social media usec. It will aim to study the impact of social media on the adoption rate (innovation) of a new “treatment” (e.g medication, therapy, etc) in the patient group over time. This project is led by Dr Diane Payne at the Dynamics Lab and is funded under the UCD Strategic and Major Initiatives Scheme 2012.
More could be found here: PatNet on Dynamics Lab