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Mr Christopher Orton

Mr Christopher Orton

Programme Manager, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602093

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Chris Orton is a Programme Manager within Swansea University Medical School.  
Chris leads the operations of the BREATHE Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Science, the Dementias Platform UK Data Portal, and a number of other projects which make use of the SAIL Databank and SeRPUK technology run within Population Data Science at the Medical School. 
Chris has over 8 years’ experience within health informatics at Swansea University and is an alumnus of the University’s MSc in Health Informatics. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Research infrastructure
  • Big data
  • Health informatics
  • Project management
  • Programme management
  • Data protection
  • Data science

Career Highlights


Chris has worked within Population Data Science at Swansea University for over 8 years and has considerable experience in operations of complex research systems such as the SAIL Databank and SeRPUK. Chris led the establishment of the Dementias Platform UK Data Portal research platform, a global resource for dementia and neuroscience analysis, and currently leads on the BREATHE Health Data Research Hub for Respiratory Health, which is pioneering data sharing for respiratory science and has supported multiple COVID-19 research projects over the last few months. 
Chris has several protocol and profile paper publications in research platform design and deployment. 


Chris works with national and international collaborators, being part of Health Data Research UK (national institute to facilitate the linkage and collaboration of health data research organisations to accelerate data science and health research across the UK and in collaboration with international partners). Chris’ role with Dementias Platform UK incorporates collaboration with national and international cohort studies, and international

Mr Christopher Orton

Programme Manager, Medicine
+44 (0) 1792 602093