Patient & Population Health and Informatics (PPHI)


Patient & Population Health and Informatics (PPHI) is one of the four major research themes of the Institute of Life Science at the Medical School, Swansea University. 

PPHI is a multidisciplinary research centre of international standing, conducting eHealth and Informatics Research, Health Services Research and Population Health Studies.  Its goal is to make a difference to people’s lives by substantially improving their health and the delivery of health services.  

PPHI is achieving these aims through collaborative interdisciplinary research, with the use of anonymised linked routine data at its core, and the rigorous application of existing and new methods and trials, both quantitative and qualitative.

The PPHI theme has evolved from pioneering work at Swansea in the 1990s on linking health data sets and defining rigorous standards for medical records, to the establishment of the SAIL databank in 2006,  to our major partnership in the new UKRC informatics initiatives of the UK Farr Institute and the UK Administrative Data Research Network.

Staff working in this theme include



Alrubaiy, Laith 
Clinical Lecturer, Gasteroenterology
Anastasiou, Athanasios
Lecturer, Health Data Science
Brophy, Sinead
Professor, Public Health Informatics
Dennis, Michael
Professor, Psychiatry for Older People
Ford, David
Professor, Health Informatics
Gabbe, Belinda
Professor, Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine
Halcox, Julian
Professor, Cardiology
Hutchings, Hayley
Associate Professor, Health Related Quality of Life
John, Ann
Associate Professor, Mental Health
Jones, Philip
Lecturer, Geography of Mental Health
Kerina Jones
 Associate Professor of Health Informatics
Lloyd, Keith
Professor of Psychiatry
Lyons, Ronan
Professor, Public Health
Paget, Anthony
Lecturer, Health Informatics
Rapport, Frances
Professor, Qualitative Health Research
Roberts, Stephen
Reader, Epidemiology and Public Health 
Rodgers, Sarah
Associate Professor, Spatial Epidemiology
Russell, Ian
Professor, Clinical Trials
Snooks, Helen
Professor of Health Services Research
Tan, Jacinta
Associate Professor, Adolescent Psychiatry
Wagstaff, John
Professor, Oncology
Watkins, Alan 
Associate Professor, Statistics
Williams, David
Professor, Clinical Epidemiology
Williams, John
Professor, Health Services Research
Zhou, Shang-Ming
Associate Professor, Health Statistics and Data Mining