Episode 2: Responding to COVID-19 using Big Data

Led by Professor Ronan Lyons, Professor in Public Health, Patient and Population Health Informatics researchers at Swansea University used their insight and expertise to help inform Welsh Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their expertise actively helping respond and bring the pandemic under control in Wales.

In this episode of Exploring Global Problems Professor Ronan Lyons discusses with Dr Sam Blaxland how anonymised big data is used to help tackle all manner of health and well-being challenges and how this expertise informed Government Response.

In a hard-hitting interview, Professor Lyons explores what next? When can we expect to be back to normal? And were the sacrifices of peoples liberties and freedoms the right call?

The work of Professor Ronan Lyons and his teams at Swansea University focus on using anonymised health data in order to help inform policy makers and practitioners across Wales, the UK and globally.

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