Senior Research Officer
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 513492
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Room: Director Office - 301
Third Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus

I am a Research Officer at Swansea University Medical School with experience of working on a variety of data linkage and research projects. I have a background in computing and various research disciplines which have evolved over time with my experience of working with anonymised data within SAIL Databank, as well as other data from the UK nations, and as part of projects with collaborators including those in the FARR institute CIPHER and IPDLN network.

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Routine data & linkage
  • SQL
  • GIS
  • SAIL databank

Publications

  1. & Impact of cystic fibrosis on birthweight: a population based study of children in Denmark and Wales. Thorax, thoraxjnl-2018-211706
  2. & Cognitive development Respiratory Tract Illness and Effects of eXposure (CORTEX) project: Data processing challenges in combining high spatial resolution pollution level data with individual level health and education data. International Journal of Population Data Science 3(2)
  3. & The relationship between General Practice metrics of multi-morbidity and secondary healthcare utilisation in Wales, UK. International Journal of Population Data Science 3(2)
  4. & Are children who are treated for asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis disadvantaged in their educational attainment when acutely exposed to air pollution and pollen? A feasibility study. International Journal of Population Data Science 3(2)
  5. & Cohort study of osteoporosis and fracture risk in Wales: does secondary prevention achieve any benefit?. International Journal of Population Data Science 3(2)

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Teaching

  • PM-146 Health Information Technology

    This module introduces students to some of the basic concepts and theories of computer science within a population health context. It builds upon and develops the students' elementary knowledge of discrete mathematics and descriptive statistics, and illustrates the growing role of ICT in Health Systems, and Health and Social Care service provision. Topics will adopt both technological and sociological perspectives. This module will serve as a foundation for two further modules (PM238 Biostatistics, and PM-348 Data to Decisions).

Key Grants and Projects

  • Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities (ELAStiC) 2015 - 2018

  • Prognostic factors and outcomes for medical emergency admissions 2012 - 2015

    , with Dr S.E.Roberts, Dr K.Thorne

  • CONSTRUCT trial - Comparison of Infliximab and Ciclosporin in acute severe ulcerative colitis 2010 - 2012

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 Present SAIL Analyst team - Research Officer Swansea University
2015 Present ELAStiC project - Research Officer Swansea University
2012 2015 Wellcome Trust - Research Officer Swansea University
2010 2012 GeneCIS / CONSTRUCT - Research Officer Swansea University
2008 2010 Information and Data Analyst Swansea University