Sam joined the MIC in November 2019, following working as a Research Scientist and later as a Clinical Scientist in the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Directorate of The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2013. Following a PhD in Clinical Biomechanics, Sam’s interest of working with data led him to research and develop algorithms to extract and infer the safety and efficacy of interventional procedures from national routine health administrative data. In 2014, he started the national Scientific Training Programme in Clinical Bioinformatics (Physical Sciences specialism) as an in-service Trainee Clinical Scientist, and won the national ‘Rising Star in Bioinformatics’ award before qualifying in 2017. During this time, he also worked as a Research Scientist in the department’s role as an External Assessment Centre for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Since joining the MIC, Sam has developed an interest in statistics and machine learning, and largely works on the quantitative aspects of a range of different projects.
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