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Matthew McTeer
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I graduated from Newcastle University in 2019 with a BSc in Mathematics and Economics and then again in 2020 with an MSc in Data Science. I then worked as an Information Analyst for the NHS for one year before joining the CDT in Autumn 2021.

In my spare time I am a big supporter Newcastle United and Gateshead FC. I enjoy going to gigs, playing 5-a-side football, and I am also a keen runner.

PhD Title

Towards a viable artificial intelligence companion in healthcare management for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

My research topic relates to an artificial intelligence solution to the healthcare management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), to support a personalised medicine approach of early diagnosis and accurate prognosis of the disease. Through utilising machine learning and statistical techniques, we hope to identify diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers obtained via less invasive methods in early stages of disease. We also wish to develop personalised predictive models to accurately assess the progression of NAFLD in an individual, using phenotypic multi-omics data and histological features of the liver.

I worked alongside some older members of the CDT during my master’s year, and I thought the collaborative aspect of the programme, the links to industry and being located in the up-and-coming Helix campus of Newcastle made for a fantastic opportunity to be a part of.


Paolo Missier, Robin Henderson, Quentin Anstee