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The Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre

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University of Leicester

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Join us on Monday 25 November 2019 as Professor Andrew Morris CBE, the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, gives a public lecture entitled:

"Options and Opportunities for Health Data Science"

Healthcare is arguably the last major industry to be transformed by the information age. Deployments of information technology have only scratched the surface of possibilities for the potential influence of information and computer science on the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. In this talk, the vision, objectives and scientific strategy of HDR UK will be discussed; specifically, the opportunities provided by computer science and "big data" to transform health care delivery models. Examples will be given from nationwide research and development programmes that integrate electronic patient records with biologic and health system data. Two themes will be explored; specifically:

How the size of the UK (65M residents), allied to a relatively stable population and unified health care structures facilitate the application of health informatics to support nationwide quality-assured provision of care.

How population-based datasets and disease registries can be integrated with biologic information to facilitate (i) epidemiology; (ii) drug safety studies; (iii) enhanced efficiency of clinical trials through automated follow-up of clinical events and treatment response; and, (iv) the conduct of large-scale genetic, pharmacogenetics, and family-based studies essential for precision medicine.

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Since August 2017 ANDREW MORRIS has been the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, the multi-funder UK Institute for health and biomedical informatics research that will capitalise on the UK’s renowned data resources and research strengths to transform lives through health data science. He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, having taken up position in August 2014. Prior to this Andrew was Dean of Medicine at the University of Dundee.

Andrew was Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate (2012-2017) and has served and chaired numerous national and international grant committees and Governmental bodies.

Andrew was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 New Year’s Honour’s List.


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