Dr Chris Smith

Profile

Chris is a Senior Research Fellow/Data Scientist. His work focuses on the analysis and management of large-scale healthcare data.

Chris is a Senior Research Fellow/Data Scientist at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. His work focuses on the analysis and management of large-scale healthcare data and aims to develop effective and efficient methods to utilise this data for applied health research. He was formerly a Technical Consultant/Analyst Developer at the Health and Social Care Information Centre and has held Research Associate and Research Assistant positions within the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University.

Qualifications

PhD Computing Science – Newcastle University, 2010

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (1st Class) – Durham University, 2005

Current and previous roles

2013–present: Senior Research Fellow/Data Scientist, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

2012–2013: Technical Consultant/Analyst Developer, Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

2010–2012: Research Associate, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

2010: Research Assistant, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

2008: Research Assistant, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University

Current research interests

Data management and linkage\n Information governance and security\n Privacy\n Trust\n Decision making

Responsibilities

  • Data Scientist

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Division