Welcome to the Centre

The Toronto-Manchester Joint Translational Centre for Digital Health is a joint collaboration of the University of Toronto and The University of Manchester. The mission of the Centre is to advance the field of Digital Health in Canada and the UK, through the development, implementation, and translation of new technologies, policies, and service delivery models. The Centre brings together experts from a broad range of disciplines from each institution to share and develop knowledge, engage in collaborative activity, and leverage each other’s distinct national research environments. Its impact is the creation and commercialization of new technologies, the translation of theory into more effective public policy, and the strengthening of health services delivery.

The Centre offers numerous opportunities to support and promote members, create collaborations, and provide value to industry partners:

  • Joint Canada-UK research projects
  • Funding opportunities
  • Researcher and industry network exchange
  • Lectures, workshops, and symposia


Our hubs allow for members to connect on important topics in digital health.

A unique global partnership

Two cities and two universities perfectly positioned to impact digital health technologies.

The Centre is part of a larger collaboration between the Universities of Toronto and Manchester, with each university bringing unique expertise and experience. The Centre is supported by the Office of the Vice-President, International (OVPI), the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and by (TBD) at the University of Manchester.

This partnership allows the Centre to build upon shared experiences and expertise in public health systems and digital health technologies between two world-leaders in healthcare delivery innovation. The similarities of our cities allow for immediate cross-pollination of ideas and implementation.

Similarities Toronto Manchester
Population Urban, highly diverse, substantial health inequalities Urban, highly diverse, substantial health inequalities
Healthcare system Universal, publicly funded by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) Universal, publicly funded by the National Health Service (NHS)
Health databases Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Greater Manchester Care Record
Academic/hospital networks Toronto Academic Health Science Network Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Data science/AI institutes Vector Institute Alan Turing Institute
Healthcare innovation institutes MaRS Discovery District, digital health evaluation centres Health Innovation Manchester, Manchester Science Partnerships

Centre Directors

The Centre is lead by digital health, health policy, and engineering experts from both the University of Toronto and the University of Manchester.

Dionne Aleman

Dionne Aleman

University of Toronto
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Emily Seto

Emily Seto

University of Toronto
Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
Niels Peek

Niels Peek

University of Manchester
Division of Informatics, Imaging & Data Sciences
William Dixon

William Dixon

University of Manchester
Division of Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences

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