The director of COSSAC is John Fox who is Professor of Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. John's co-investigator is David Glasspool, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.

The IRC is made up of groups from three universities:

  • An engineering group based at the University of Oxford. focusing on "next generation" technologies which can be used for clinical (and non-clinical) applications;
  • A clinical group at UCL Medical School based at the Royal Free Hospital;
  • A cognitive science group in the School of Informatics at Edinburgh University.


University of Oxford
Department of Engineering Science

  John Fox

  Liz Black

  Ioannis Chronakis

  Matt South

Allan Third


Department of Oncology
(to become the UCL Cancer Institute)

  Vivek Patkar

Dioniso Acosta

Metachid Ngaosycathn


Edinburgh University
School of Informatics

  David Glasspool

Maria Adela Grando

Paolo Besana