I'm a postdoc research officer in the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru. My main area of research is Diabetic Retinopathy. I am interested in improving screening services for diabetic retinopathy within the NHS by exploring new technologies and cost effective changes. My PhD explored the optimal screening intervals for diabetic retinopathy using data from the Diabetic Eye Service Wales (DESW) using parametric survival analysis. I also have experience of using large linked databases through the Secure Anonymised information linkage (SAIL) gateway. I am a member of the diabetic retinopathy research and development group (RDG) who consider access requests for DESW data for research. Additionally I have been involved in the setup and development of diabetic retinopathy screening programmes in countries such as Mauritius, Trinidad and Bermuda.