Dr Jenni Harrison

Deputy Director of UK Wide Research Data Hub

Health and Clinical Services, School of Medicine

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Jenni is a passionate leader in technology and positive role model. A PhD-qualified medicinal chemist and MSc qualified in digital education, Jenni has forged many effective research collaborations, has secured significant research funding and has developed strategic partnerships with many international organisations. 

Jenni is passionate about data with a special interest in the gender data gap and AI.  Jenni has recently returned to Scotland from Australia where she was the Director of the Centre for Data Linkage at Curtin University.  Immediately prior to being appointed as Director, Jenni was consulting with Data 61 at CSIRO in the significant area of risk associated with sensitive data.  Jenni was also the Director of Strategic Projects, Communication and Engagement at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre for 4 years and Head of Data at Pawsey for five years. 

Jenni is an inclusive, strategic thinker who leads on national STEM initiatives, whilst mentoring others (presently a mentor for IMNIS, which is part of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering).  Jenni is a Member of STEM Women, Women in STEMM, WiTWA and was a Women in Data Science Ambassador for 2021.  Jenni is also a Non-Executive Director of SHINE, a remarkable Not for Profit organisation based in the Geraldton region of Western Australia that collaborates with business and schools to actively engage with young female students who are at risk of disengaging from the conventional education system. Jenni is a Member of the Australian Queen’s Scout Association and formerly a Member of the West Australian (Drug and) Therapeutics Advisory Council.  Jenni is a lifelong learner and published author. In late 2020, Jenni was recognised by Women in Technology WA as a Tech [+] 20 Award Winner for 2020.