Senior Research Manager & Data Scientist
Medicine
Telephone: (01792) 513492
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Room: Cellular Office - 306
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. & Study protocol for investigating the impact of community home modification services on hospital utilisation for fall injuries: a controlled longitudinal study using data linkage. BMJ Open 8(10), e026290
  2. & A case study in distributed team science in research using electronic health records. International Journal of Population Data Science 3(3)
  3. & (2018). OP8 Are clinically obese children at increased risk of hospital admission? a longitudinal analysis using linked electronic health records in wales and scotland. doi:10.1136/jech-2018-ssmabstracts.8
  4. & (2018). RF2 Do people in more deprived areas have a higher risk of alcohol-related hospital admission, after accounting for individually record-linked data on alcohol consumption and smoking?. doi:10.1136/jech-2018-ssmabstracts.91
  5. & (2018). RF33 Are active boys and girls at increased risk of hospital attendance or admission for injury? a longitudinal study in wales and scotland using linked cohort and electronic health records. doi:10.1136/jech-2018-ssmabstracts.121

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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