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Team

Management Team

Professor David Ford

Co-Director | Professor of Informatics at Swansea University

Professor Sinead Brophy

Academic Lead & Co-Director | Professor of Public Health Data Science at Swansea University

Professor Adam Chee

Education Lead & Co-Director | Honorary Professor of Health Systems Transformation at Swansea University

Stephanie Lee

Chief Growth Officer and Co-Director

Jon Smart

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Programmes

Chris Roberts

Head of Communications & Engagement

Training Delivery Team

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Lewis Hotchkiss

Neuroimaging & AI Research Officer

Dr Mohamed Mhereeg

Data Research Scientist
Co-production

Dr Mayara Silveira Bianchim

Research Officer

Dr Michaela James

Research Officer

Jack Palmer 

Co-Production Officer
Data Linkage

Professor David Preen

Professor in Public Health
Data Mining

Amrita Bandyopadhyay

Data Research Scientist

Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Data Analyst

Dr Tash Kennedy

Senior Research Officer
Data Visualisation

Rowena Bailey

Statistician/Senior Research Officer
Project Management

Judy Jenkins

Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Rod Middleton

Associate Professor of Disease Registers & Data Research in Health Data Science
SAIL Databank User Training

Daniel Thayer

Senior Data Scientist

Dr Ting Wang

Senior Data Scientist

Operations Team

Michael Bale

UX/UI Lead

Nick Corlett

Course Administrator

Monique Cox

Marketing Design & Coordinator

Emily Garlick

Finance & HR Administrator

Professor David Ford

Co-Director | Professor of Informatics at Swansea University

David is Professor of Informatics at Swansea University and Co-Director of ADR Wales. David leads the SAIL Databank and is also responsible for the development and use of Swansea’s Secure e-Research Platform (SeRP). David is the principal investigator and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Register and is also the deputy Director of the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) site for Wales and Northern Ireland. David is Co-Investigator on a number of research grants including Healthwise Wales, Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy (CHERISH-DE) and National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH). David is an active member of numerous committees, including the ADR UK Leadership Committee, and national bodies relating to health informatics and health-related research. 

Professor Sinead Brophy

Academic Lead & Co-Director | Professor of Public Health Data Science at Swansea University

Sinead Brophy is a Professor of Public Health Data Science at Swansea University Medical School, Director of the National Centre for Population Health and Well-being (Wales), Wales Regional lead of HDR UK and the Academic Lead of the  Early Years  research theme for ADR Wales. Her research interests focus on using routine linked data to promote healthy development, taking a life course (from pre-pregnancy, birth, to school, to work) approach to population health. She is especially interested in maternal and paternal health linked to pre-school and primary school data; this work is run through the Born In Wales research programme and the HAPPEN primary school network. 

Sinead is training lead in Wales/Northern Ireland for Health Data Research UK. Her areas of expertise include data science, epidemiology especially a life course approach, maternal and child health, chronic conditions especially arthritis and workplace health.

Professor Adam Chee

Education Lead & Co-Director | Honorary Professor of Health Systems Transformation at Swansea University

A convergence scientist familiar with Health(Care), Informatics, Innovation, Technologies and (equally important,) the Business aspects of the ecosystem, Adam serves as a coach & conduit between diverse key opinion leaders & stakeholders, engaging at operational, strategic and governmental levels as well as developing commercial relationships with global firms and local start-ups in the utilization of Data, Technology & Design as enablers for transformation, addressing the challenges of existing and new models of health(care). 

Bringing years of experience and expertise in strategy & operational consulting, technology & workflow advisory, design, spearheading implementation & adoption of solutions across Asia Pacific and Middle East, Adam had a successful career in the Tech industry before venturing into Health Informatics in 2002. His unique background also includes working in business, market development and product management with established MNCs and innovative Startups. Adam also ‘earned his stripes’ as an industry pioneer, implementing and managing clinical information solutions during his tenure with Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) and have since worked across the healthcare ecosystem, including the primary care sector, private & public tertiary hospitals, research institutes, government health agencies and NGOs across the globe. 

Stephanie Lee

Chief Growth Officer and Co-Director

An elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and awarded CIM Chartered Marketer (CMKtr) status, Stephanie brings more than 30 years of experience and knowledge in marketing and internationalisation to her role as Chief Growth Officer for the world-renowned Population Data Science at Swansea University Medical School. 

Stephanie is co-leading the development of theTraining and Capacity Building (TCB) programme for ADR Wales, and she is responsible for the strategic growth of the full-spectrum training courses for data-intensive scientists in the UK and internationally. 

Jon Smart

Chief Operating Officer & Head of Programmes

Jon is Head of Programmes for ADR Wales and Chief Operating Officer of the SAIL Databank in Population Data Science at Swansea University. Jon is an experienced senior manager who has successfully delivered a wide range of large strategic programmes and projects in the public, private and third sectors across the UK and internationally. Jon is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a PRINCE2©, MSP©, and Agile© registered practitioner and SCRUM Master©. Jon’s role is to manage all aspects of delivery of Swansea University’s role in ADR Wales, and, with colleagues in Welsh Government, to input into the operations of ADR UK. 

Chris Roberts

Head of Communications & Engagement

Chris is responsible for all impact and engagement activities at Datacise Open Learning. Through marketing courses, delivering events, producing impactful case studies, blogs and news articles, Chris aspires to showcase the world-leading data science learning opportunities available with Datacise Open Learning. A graduate of Swansea University, Chris holds an MSc in Health Informatics. Chris comes from a background of marketing, communications & engagement roles in health and medical research organisations such as Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie and Wales Air Ambulance. 

Lewis Hotchkiss

Neuroimaging & AI Research Officer

Lewis Hotchkiss is a Research Officer at the Dementias Platform UK Data Portal where he has worked on developing the neuroimaging infrastructure and capabilities of the platform, as well as developing governance around the development of artificial intelligence within Trusted Research Environments. Lewis has a background in Computer Science, and leads the development of responsible AI in neurodegenerative diseases to ensure that they are private, unbiased, robust and sustainable and can be effectively translated into practice. He works with many groups including the British Neuroscience Association and the DEMON network on interdisciplinary collaborative projects to further AI dementia research. 

Dr Mohamed Mhereeg

Data Research Scientist

Dr Mohamed Mhereeg is a Research Officer and Data Scientist at the National Centre for Population Health and Well-being Research. His expertise encompasses data science, data linkage, modelling, machine learning, and data mining. He has experience linking various routine health records and administrative datasets available within SAIL databank for health data research. He has contributed to delivering mental health and maternal and child health research in NHS settings. Mhereeg’s research focuses on exploring the determinants and consequences of pre-existing multimorbidity (MM) in pregnant women, preventing MM and its adverse outcomes in women and their offspring, as well as conducting prognostic research in the areas of Kidney Failure and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He is also a qualified lecturer delivering courses in machine learning, programming, and advanced database management systems.

Dr Mayara Silveira Bianchim

Research Officer

Mayara Silveira Bianchim (MSB) is a research officer and patient and public involvement (PPI) lead as well as a qualified physiotherapist. Her research focuses on population health, patient and public involvement and co-development. She has experience conducting research in child and adolescent health involving chronic conditions, physical activity and cardiovascular health. Her expertise was recently awarded when MSB won the Cochrane Thomas C Chalmers award for her work on co-producing with children and young people with chronic pain. MSB leads the PPI group for the NCPHWR and fosters engagement and enthusiasm across a diverse and dynamic multidisciplinary teams.

Dr Michaela James

Research Officer

Dr Michaela James is a research officer for the National Centre of Population Health and ADR UK. Her main research areas include the health and wellbeing of young people, in particular play and physical activity. She manages HAPPEN-Wales, a national network aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and education outcomes of primary school children across Wales. Her research involves advocating for the wants and needs of young people in their local communities to improve health and wellbeing. Her work is primarily co-produced with young people to help give them a voice on matters that affect them

Jack Palmer

Co-Production Officer

Jack is an engagement and involvement practitioner with a background of facilitating member-led change, community participation and public consultation in a range of organisations including Students’ Unions, the National Trust and regional and local authorities. He has recently joined HDR UK Wales and is interested in exploring how researchers, the intended beneficiaries of research and service providers can work in partnership to co-develop and co-deliver research in a way which is relevant and empowering.  

Rowena Bailey

Statistician/Senior Research Officer

Rowena has been working with data for over two decades, within the public sector and presently, as a senior academic researcher based at Swansea University, Wales, UK – home of the SAIL Databank. Rowena has a background in Operational Research and Statistics and uses data science tools to generate evidence which inform social policy. Rowena co-leads the data science team for the Wales Evidence Centre, a consortium of academics and public sector organisations providing urgently needed research to inform health and social care service design and delivery in Wales. Rowena has undertaken research on a wide variety of cross-cutting themes exploring associations between population wellbeing and the wider determinants of health, such as: access to healthcare services; housing quality; ambient air pollution; features of the built environment. Rowena is also a lecturer for the Health Data Science MSc programme and teaches Data Visualisation, providing students with practical tools and knowledge that are required for effective representation of results from data science research. Rowena is passionate about the role that data visualisation has in communicating research findings with non-technical audiences.

Dr Rod Middleton

Associate Professor of Disease Registers & Data Research in Health Data Science

Rod is CI of a number of Registry based studies, he is passionate about Health Informatics, Patient Reported Outcomes and data linkage. Prior to being an academic he held project and system management roles within the NHS.

Dr Ting Wang

Lecturer, Training & Capacity Building at ADR Wales and Datacise Open Learning

Ting Wang is an experienced lecturer, researcher, data scientist and project manager. Ting joins the Datacise team from the SAIL Databank. She has worked with both public and private sectors on multidisciplinary research projects investigating population health related issues, such as treatment evaluation, service demand and utilisation, disease epidemiology. She is specialised in data analysis and linkage using anonymised electronic health and administrative records.

Michael Bale

UX/UI Lead, Datacise Open Learning and Population Data Science at Swansea University

Mike is the Lead User Experience/Interface Designer for Datacise and wider Population Data Science team at Swansea University.

He is a senior member of the Technical Team in PopDataSci and is responsible for leading a team of developers to produce tools for researchers and analysts, largely for the team’s flagship solution; Secure eResearch Platform (SeRP).

Mike also works with other projects to deliver websites, create brand identities and marketing collateral.

Monique Cox

Marketing Designer & Coordinator, Datacise Open Learning

Monique is a creative content marketing specialist who delivers a range of creative content for Datacise Open Learning that includes event planning, photography, filming, editing, writing and podcasts. Monique holds an Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation with a specialism in War and Conflict. Monique brings Datacise stories to life, across its multiple platforms, to a wide range of audiences.