Professor Iain Buchan

Professor of Public Health Informatics, The University of Manchester

Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre

Co-Director of the UK’s Farr Institute for Health Informatics

Iain Buchan is Professor in Public Health Informatics and leads the Centre for Health Informatics at the University of Manchester.  Nationally, he is Director of the MRC Health eResearch Centre of the UK’s Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research. Iain has over twenty years’ experience in Health Informatics, with backgrounds in Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology, Biostatistics and Public Health. His research is focused on harnessing large-scale linked health data to build usefully complex models of health and care. He leads a multi-disciplinary research team that is deep in statistical and software engineering methodology. He writes software (e.g. www.statsdirect.com) as well as working at higher levels of abstraction and leadership in advancing reproducible, larger scale health science. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the top honour in the field.