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Professor Sinead Brophy

Professor Sinead Brophy

Professor (CIPHER), Biomedical Sciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602058

Email address

Research Links

Cellular Office - 205
Second Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor in Health Data Research UK (Wales/N.Ireland), Director of the National Centre of Population Health and Wellbeing Research and Lead of Early Years in Administrative Data Research Wales. 
Member of the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee of MHRA, Member of the Medical Research Council’s Population and Systems Medicine Board (PSMB), Member of the commissioning panel for the ESRC Research Methods Development grants and  Member of the College of Experts to support the DHSC/UKRI COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling call. 
 Member of the UKPRP networks on Generating Excellent Nutrition for UK Schools and the Maternal and Child Health Network.  
Training Lead in Wales/NI HDRUK. Module lead on Epidemiology for the BSc Population Health and Medical Sciences in Swansea.  

Areas Of Expertise

  • Data Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Maternal and child health
  • Chronic conditions especially arthritis
  • Workplace health
  • Primary school network

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Data Science 
Study design 
Health Informatics 


Research focused on Wales:  
Director of the Centre for Population Health which takes a life course approach to population health and wellbeing linking research data with routinely collected (medical/education data) to better understand determinants of health and wellbeing. 
Early years lead in Administrative Data Research Wales 
Specific research programmes:  
HAPPEN primary school network (all Wales primary school network: 
Born in Wales – birth cohort study linked to routine data: 
Wider research:  
Rural health including - Geographical mapping of rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions across Wales and Scotland, linking farming data and health data across the 4 nations.  
Maternal heath including – Multimorbidity in Pregnancy in the 4 nations.  
International comparisons including – diabetes outcomes in 4 European countries, child health and obesity in Wales and Australia.