Professor Emily Jefferson

Chair in Health Data Science

Population Health and Genomics, School of Medicine

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Contact

Email

e.r.jefferson@dundee.ac.uk

Phone

+44 (0)1382 383943

Location

Ninewells

Biography

Dr Emily Jefferson joined the University of Dundee as the eHealth Development Programme Manager in October 2012. Emily read Biochemistry at the University of St Andrews before moving to attain a PhD in the more computational field of Bioinformatics at the University of Dundee. After a post-doc in Bioinformatics, Emily left academia to work in the banking sector for a large software company which wrote Credit and Market Risk Trading Systems. She was promoted from a Project Consultant to a Project Director, managing the delivery and development of multi-million pound software systems to several International Banks. Emily then took a career break to solo cycle from New Zealand to the UK over 1 year. 

Emily then chose to return to work in an area she feels passionate about. Emily wishes to combine an understanding of biological research and academia with commercial IT Project Management and Development experience and apply these skills to the field of Health Informatics.

The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) has received significant University and external investment and will expand to establish Dundee as one the UK’s leading institutes in Health, Social and Biomedical Informatics. The HIC Service will harness electronic health records in a bid to improve patient care and public health.  Emily 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 has undertaken and led a full strategic review of the current processes and technologies for accessing data within HIC and is developing and implementing streamlined and industry-leading technical systems and processes to support a range of activities and environments.