I have worked in the public health and epidemiology sector for over 21 years specialising in analysing healthcare datasets.
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Environmental Science in 1999 I started working for the University of Wales College of Medicine and the National Public Health Service for Wales running and developing the All Wales Injuries Surveillance System (AWISS) and was heavily involved in the development of the subsequent Emergency Department Dataset (EDDS). While there I graduated, in 2002, with a Masters in Public Health (MPH).
In 2007 I moved to Cardiff Research Consortium, a health outcomes consultancy, as an epidemiologist analysing large healthcare datasets primarily on industry funded studies, while there I worked on studies for such companies as Amgen, Astra Zeneca, BMS, F.Hoffman-La Roche, Genzyme, GSK, Janssen-Cilag, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Sanofi-Pasteur.
I moved to the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE) in late 2011 where I continues working with real world data to support economic analyses. As well as working on trials I continues to work with pharmaceutical companies undertaking burden of disease and cost of disease studies, as well as risk modelling and survival analysis to support HTA submissions and market access strategies.
At Swansea University I am a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and teach epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students within the School of Health and Social Care.