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Nick Mills

Senior Responsible Officer

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Kathy Harrison

Programme Lead

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Chloe Brook

Data Analyst

Tahira Akbar

Service Manager

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Stephen Powell

Data Acquisition Manager

Judit Kuti

Data Analyst

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Zengyi Huang

Data Analyst

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Pamela Linksted

Information Governance Manager

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Stuart Dunbar

Engagement Manager

Erin Cadger

Data Analyst

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Shedrack Ezu

Data Analyst

Derek O'Sullivan


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Beth Gilbert

Programme Administrator

Colin Watson

Data Analyst

Amy Chong

Data Analyst

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Elvina Gountouna

Data Manager

Franz Gruber

Data Analyst

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Ally Hume

Principal Architect

Jennifer Porteous

Data Analyst

Matúš Falis

Associate Natural Language Processing (NLP) Analyst

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Sara Hatam

Data Scientist

Matthew Murrell

Data Analyst

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Atul Anand

Clinical Lead

Arlene Casey

Principal Natural Language Processing (NLP) Data Scientist

Marta Pasikowska

Data Analyst

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Amy Tilbrook

Information Governance Facilitator

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Mathew Thorpe

Data Analyst

Chris Duncan

Data Analyst

Clinical Team

The DataLoch service works closely with a Clinical Team spanning different health specialisms across NHS Lothian who bring clinicians’ perspectives to the data being hosted and used. Their combined knowledge ensures the quality of our datasets and help us to produce meaningful metadata. Metadata is important as it explains the characteristics of data for researchers, for example describing where data have come from.

The Clinical Team ensures there is clinical input to our further development and our project-approvals process. They are also part of DataLoch’s data cleansing and curating process, validating clinical definitions and data standards.

COVID-19 Collaborative contributors

In the early part of our development (March 2020), in response to the needs of our NHS Lothian partners, the DataLoch team focused on supporting the immediate healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid collection and linkage of data as part of the COVID-19 Collaborative was made possible due to the extensive efforts of an interdisciplinary team.

COVID-19 Collaborative Contributors

Public Reference Group

DataLoch has engaged with volunteers who have formed our Public Reference Group. The group consists of members of local communities, all with different backgrounds and areas of interest. Group members form a critical element of our work: they influence our operation, providing ideas for further development, and are an active part of our project-approvals process including through supplying public value assessments of proposed projects.

Whilst we acknowledge that no one group of individuals can be fully representative of society, the group plays a valuable role in providing a public perspective on assessing potential benefits for society. Members also provide advice on engaging with society more broadly, including reviewing our communications to ensure we keep our language accessible.

We currently have seven members in the group with ongoing recruitment. Please contact us if you are interested in joining. 

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