Data scientist from a software & data engineering background, specialised in health informatics, research, visualisation and usability.

Andy joined the team at Aridhia in January 2012 with the remit to lead and grow the data science team, and through close collaboration with the clinical and development teams, define and deliver our platform to enable clients to move to a model of data-driven medicine.

He studied Applied Computing at the University of Dundee (undergraduate & postgraduate), and then in 1999 started a career as developer / researcher in the area of health informatics, usability and web accessibility research with the School of Computing. In 2007, he moved to the School of Medicine, where he was able to further develop his expertise and interest in health informatics through supporting national epidemiology / pharmaco-epidemiology research studies.

When he can find time to learn and hack code, then this is focused on data science technologies such as R, Hadoop & Pig within Pivotal's big data technology stack. In the past, Andy has predominantly worked with traditional software engineering frameworks such as Microsoft C# .NET & SQL Server, HTML, Javascript and CSS. His escape from work is through gaming, scuba diving, badminton, mountain biking and yoga.

How Analytics is Improving Care for Renal Cancer Patients ➜ – Type: Blog post
March 13, 2015

Aridhia is pioneering the use of biomedical informatics and analytics to support the management of chronic diseases, including cancer.
In a collaboration with a cancer Centre …

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Uses of Open Data ➜ – Type: Blog post
July 22, 2014

Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendance
The UK Government launched its Open Data initiative in 2010, in a bid to make data available to drive innovation and …

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