The Management Team

HIC DirectorProf Emily Jefferson is the Director of HIC and has responsibility for the overall management, technical direction and leadership for a team of software developers and data analysts within HIC and those co-located within specific research groups. She is also an active researcher in medical informatics.

Service Delivery Manager: Mr Keith Milburn 

Business Develoment & Relationship Manager: Mr Richard Walls has responsibility for growing and improving HIC by leading changes in our approach to the business plan, finance, organisation and HR as well as building on and growing our external profile, contacts and relationships.

Clinical Lead: Dr Charis Marwick is a clinical academic. Charis brings a wealth of Clinical Research expertise to the HIC Executive Committee as a clinical advisor.

Data Service Manager: Mr Chris Hall is a specialist in linked data and the secure provision of data. He also acts as HIC’s Technical Customer Relationship Manager.

Infrastructure Manager: Mr Kenny Gillen  

Software Development Manager: Dr Claire Jones is responsible for the day to day systems development within HIC.

Governance Manager: Mr Ian Fletcher is a specialist in the Governance process and its requirements.

Finance Manager: Mr Duncan Heather has oversight and overall responsibility for the Finance flow for HIC.

HIC Business Support Manager:  Adrian Clatworthy is currently overseeing the HIC Business Support Team. The team supports all aspects of HIC service delivery, academic research and business systems to ensure we maintain our reputation as an innovative and trusted research centre for The University of Dundee.



HIC has close collaborative links with NHS Tayside and NHS Fife with data sharing agreements to host and process NHS data for research purposes on their behalf.

HIC Services will be invaluable to the new Academic Health Science Network which aims to bridge the gap between the NHS and the University. HIC works within the University’s OneIT solution and mentors the junior programmers of TCTU and the Tissue Bank to facilitate a combined team with Informatics expertise within the school, where knowledge and software code is shared.


The meeting schedule for the governance of HIC is as follows:

Bi-Monthly : 

HIC Exec: The managers meet along with the infrastructure team at the bi-monthly HIC Executive Meeting. Operational issues are monitored and reviewed during this meeting. 

Bi-Annually : 

HIC Information Governance Committee: Provide support in data related governance issues. This meeting includes NHS representatives and Data Controllers.