Professor Lesley Anderson joined the Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science in March 2020. She trained at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) graduating with a PhD in cancer epidemiology in 2004. Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen Professor Anderson completed two highly respected fellowships: an Academic Fellowship (funded by the UK Medical Research Council) and a Cancer Prevention Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, Maryland, United States of America. Professor Anderson then joined the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) in 2017 as Deputy Director overseeing the production of Official Statistics for Northern Ireland and developing the NICR Research Advisory Group. Professor Lesley Anderson has over 20 years experience in research utilising healthcare data from the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA and Europe. She has established international partnerships within the USA, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia to facilitate research in the fields of health data science and public health with a focus on cancer research. Professor Lesley Anderson was Academic Lead for the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Digital Diagnostics (iCAIRD) for Grampian. She is leading artificial intelligence evaluations at the University of Aberdeen and working to improve health care through Health Data Science research.
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