The future of research
data in a safe, secure and
Professor David Ford
David is Professor of Health Informatics at Swansea University Medical School and leads the Population Data Science research teams, which includes SeRP.
SeRP benefits greatly from David’s vast experience and leadership the fields of health informatics, eHealth, health services, population health, data protection and privacy protection, Big Data analytics, and administrative data.
David’s expertise enables SeRP to utilise carefully designed social technical systems that can overcome the barriers to data sharing. This includes a focus on automation and machine approaches to reduce workload, increase efficiency and reduce turnaround times; systems to automate probabilistic data linkage: and the creation of high-trust environments under full governance control, to reduce risk and increase transparency during data sharing activities.
David’s is also Director of MediWales, representing the medical technology sector of Wales. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). He is also a member of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Scientific Advisory Committee, Toronto.