CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE & CONFERENCE
Professor David V Ford
Chair of the International Population Data Linkage Conference 2016 & Professor of Health Informatics
Swansea University Medical School
David is Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) Wales, an £8million investment by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of its Big Data initiative and is Deputy Director of The Farr Institute funded by a consortium of top UK research funders led by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
David is the lead of the SAIL Databank, an internationally recognised data linkage resource formed from a wide variety of routinely collected data from across Wales.
David is Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and past Chairman and current Director of MediWales, a membership organisation representing the medical technology sector of Wales. David has received research grants and consultancy contracts valuing over £40million.