Since joining AstraZeneca in 2009 I have held a number of diverse roles focused on driving the application of data science, advanced analytics and related approaches to unlock the full potential of data –transforming the way medicines are discovered and developed and making a difference to patients’ lives.
As a senior data science leader, I am focused on setting strategy and direction for data science and AI within R&D. I’m passionate about bringing out the best in our people and helping them to seize the opportunity to develop their careers doing something challenging and meaningful.
A particle physicist by training, I spent my early career as an academic researcher before becoming a scientific software engineer consulting across a range of different industries, including the life sciences.
I am an Honorary Reader in Computer Science at the University of Manchester and Vice-Chair of the Data Science Section at the Royal Statistical Society. I have contributed to and published in a number of diverse fields such as data visualisation, cryptography, text mining, machine learning and health data science.
What made me choose AstraZeneca – and what remains exciting to me over a decade later – is the opportunity to take the skills I have acquired as a data scientist and use them to develop medicines to make a real difference to patients’ lives.
Honorary Reader in Computer Science at the University of Manchester
Vice-Chair of the Data Science Section at the Royal Statistical Society.