Professor of Public Health Informatics & Director
University of Manchester & Farr Institute
Iain Buchan is Professor in Public Health Informatics and leads the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Manchester, where he also leads Civic Informatics across the University and Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and directs the Domain of Populations and Ecosystems in the new Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.
Nationally, he directs the MRC Health eResearch Centre of the UK’s Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research (www.herc.ac.uk) and originated the Connected Health Cities UK network of learning health systems. He holds qualifications in Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology, Biostatistics, Public Health and Health Informatics, and leads a multi-disciplinary team developing and applying health data science methodology. He also writes software (e.g. www.statsdirect.com). Internationally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and works through WHO, IMIA and other networks towards toward a future of more globally interoperable modelling with large-scale health data – for discovery science, for actionable analytics in health systems, and for citizen-driven healthcare.