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Mr Rodden Middleton

Mr Rodden Middleton

System Architect/Project Manager, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606760

Research Links

Cellular Office - 204
Second Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus


Rod Middleton is a Project Manager at Swansea University Medical School and System Architect of the UK MS Register. 

He sits on a number of bodies looking at the implementation of MS Research in the UK and across Europe. 

He is also involved with teaching in the MSc in Health Informatics, delivered within the Data Science department.  

Previous to this he worked in the NHS as a senior informatics manager in Critical Care and Theatres for multiple clinical systems, including neonatal prescribing. He was responsible for trust wide multi million-pound informatics investments in Critical Care, endoscopy and ultrasound.  

His current research interests are in use of registry data to drive clinical decision making and for these data to have genuine utility for people with chronic health conditions 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Health Informatics
  • Project Management
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • System Architecture
  • Linked data
  • Chronic disease registry development

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

MSc Health Informatics 


Glaser A, Stahmann A, Meissner T, et al. Multiple sclerosis registries in Europe – an updated mapping survey. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders [online serial]. Epub 2018 Oct. Accessed at:

Middleton R, Rodgers W, Chataway J, et al. Validating the Portal Population of the United Kingdom Multiple Sclerosis Register. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders [online serial]. Epub 2018 May. Accessed at:

Balbuena LD, Middleton RM, Tuite-Dalton K, Pouliou T, Williams KE, Noble GJ. Sunshine, Sea, and Season of Birth: MS Incidence in Wales. Burne THJ, editor. PLOS ONE. 2016;11:e0155181.

Osborne LA, Gareth Noble J, Maramba IDC, et al. Outcome measures for multiple sclerosis. Physical Therapy Reviews. 2014;19:24–38.

Jones KH, Jones PA, Middleton RM, et al. Physical Disability, Anxiety and Depression in People with MS: An Internet-Based Survey via the UK MS Register. Reindl M, editor. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e104604.

Osborne LA, Middleton RM, Jones KH, Ford DV, Noble JG. Desirability and expectations of the UK MS Register: Views of people with MS. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2013;82:1104–1110.

Jones KH, Ford DV, Jones PA, et al. How People with Multiple Sclerosis Rate Their Quality of Life: An EQ-5D Survey via the UK MS Register. Reindl M, editor. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e65640.

Osborne LA, Lockhart-Jones HM, Middleton RM, et al. Identifying and Addressing the Barriers to the Use of an Internet-Register for Multiple Sclerosis: International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. 2013;8:1–16.

Jones KH, Ford DV, Jones PA, et al. The Physical and Psychological Impact of Multiple Sclerosis Using the MSIS-29 via the Web Portal of the UK MS Register. Reindl M, editor. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e55422.