I'm a Professor of Health Informatics with expertise in evaluating natural experiments and non-randomised intervention studies using anonymised linked administrative and health datasets.
From 2006-2018 I worked at Swansea University, establishing data linkage methodologies enabling retrospective individual level exposure allocation.
My research focuses on using safe haven data that have been linked across health, social and environmental domains to explore the impact of exposures such as decent housing conditions, alcohol outlets, pollution, and natural outdoor spaces, on health and wellbeing.
See a recent summary of our housing and health research here.
Listen to a podcast of our CHALICE project investigating impact of access to alcohol outlets and associated alcohol-related hospital admissions, and crime here.
To understand the process of data linkage take a look at our paper in the International Journal of Population Data Science here that describes how we linked more than 3 billion air pollution records to home and school locations, and then to thousands of pupils and their educational attainment.