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Dr Drishty Sobnath PhD, MBCS, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Drishty is a senior lecturer in data science and artificial intelligence. She was awarded her PhD in Software Engineering from Kingston University, London. Her research focused on the design and evaluation of m-health systems for patients with chronic conditions.

Drishty has been working on the WELCOME EU funded project (2013-2017), which aimed at providing an integrated care platform to support COPD patients suffering from different comorbidities in five EU countries, as part of her doctoral thesis. Her work included implementation and testing of IoT solutions, wearables and mobile application development to improve lifestyle and self-management of the chronic condition. She has also developed an Android application (CANAdvice) to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to self-manage their side effects and receive real-time advice from the platform.

Drishty is a member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE Global Communications (Globecom 2018) and a member of the British Computer Society. She has presented her work at several local and international conferences.

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Projects and awards


  • Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care to COPD Patients with Comorbidities WELCOME EU Project (2013-2017)
  • Mobile Health Project- Fusion Collaborative Awards FCA Project, collaboration work with Kingston University and Mobile Health Ltd (2013-2014)
  • CANAdvice Project (2012-2013)


  • Best Paper Award, paper title: An Informal Carer Hub to support carers looking after COPD patients in UK and Netherlands, International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (2018)
  • Finalist for Best Student Paper Award and Rapid-Fire Talks, paper title: Cancer Support & Advice m-health system for home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving oral chemotherapy treatment, MobiHealth (2014)
  • Kingston University International Scholarship

Recent publications

A full list of Drishty's publications can be found on her LinkedIn profile.

Research interests

Drishty's research interests lie in artificial intelligence (machine learning), Internet of Things (IoT), user experience and usability testing methods, m-health, behavioural change management, and decision support systems in the health sector.