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Professor Ronan Lyons

Professor Ronan Lyons

Clinical Professor of Public Health, Health Data Science

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Director Room - 401
Fourth Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus


Professor Ronan Lyons, OBE, FMedSci, MAE, MD is Professor of Public Health at Swansea University.

He co-led the development of anonymised total population cohorts in the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Trusted Research Environment as a platform for evaluating population and individual level interventions and policies.

Prof Lyons has held many senior roles. Currently, he is principal investigator of the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded ‘Controlling COVID-19 through enhanced population surveillance and intervention (Con-COV): a platform approach’ and ‘Application of machine learning to discover new multimorbidity phenotypes associated with poorer outcomes’ collaborations. He is also Associate Director for the MRC’s Dementias Research Platform UK, bringing together multi-modal data on many cohorts, and a senior investigator in the Economic and Social Research Council funded Administrative Data Research Wales Partnership.

Professor Lyons is particularly interested in the neglected field of injury prevention and control and is involved in many of the world's largest observational, interventional and policy relevant injury research studies. Since 2012, he has chaired the US National Centres for Health Statistics’ International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Data Science
  • Evaluation of natural experiments
  • Injury epidemiology, prevention and control

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Professor Lyons teaches injury control and prevention for Graduate Entry Medical Students

He currently supervises 3 PhD/MD students

Award Highlights Collaborations