Consulting on research and health data informatics & management. Software solutions & services e.g. BRISSKit OS implementations for NHS

Research Educational and Data Informatics

What we do

We provide expert consultancy and implementations including enabling provision of managed services with unique experience in the following areas:

  • Integration, web services, database architecture and hosting (local & cloud, NHS, academic) often utilising Open Source Software such as BRISSKit which includes REDcap, i2b2-Transmart, civicrm, OpenSpecimen - for managing patient recruits linked to questionnaires, samples, warehousing & enabling research analytics
  • Partnership with UK Cloud Health, the largest supplier of database hosting services to the Public Sector via the Government's G-Cloud Marketplace, offering NHS Information Governance Toolkit accredited secure storage for sensitive data
  • Research Data Management - researcher, institutional, funder & publishing perspectives and requirements
  • Compute Platform Coordinator at ELIXIR Europe Hub, Cambridge
  • Multi disciplinary research expertise including health informatics (Honorary Fellow, Uni of Leicester), environmental health, physics, astrophysics & space (PhD, 20+ yrs postdoc) bridging to social sciences, arts & humanities. 
  • Business and multi stakeholder experience & partnering - unique range of end users to developers to CxO & Government
  • Schools & Trust Leadership & Governance including chairing OWLS Multi Academy Trust since 2015 (6 schools) and Chair of Governors at an outstanding large Primary School since 2007
  • Facilitation of hackathon, scientific, schools and multi stakeholder events

Unique network

The Director is ELIXIR Europe Compute Platform Coordinator in Cambridge and led the development of the BRISSKit integrated open source biomedical research software platform since 2011 at the University of Leicester, endorsed in 2015 by the NHS England Code4Health Apperta Challenge; is an associate for Research Consulting LtdMaverick Publishing Specialists Ltd; Chairs the Medilink East Midlands Digital Health Special Interest Group; is President of the UK Chapter of the International Society for Digital Medicine and is Chair of Trustees of the OWLS Primary Schools Trust


  • UK Government Open Research Data Task Force
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London NHS Trust & Partners
  • American Society of Clinical Oncologists
  • Royal Derby NHS Trust & Partners
  • Institute of Physics
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncologists
  • University of Leicester and Cerner
on projects ranging from the 100,000 Genomes NHS Transformation Programme, architecting multi partner accessible research survey databases and environmental health to thought leadership and research/authoring for the UK Government's Open Research Data Task Force (2019), ASCO Information Analytics (2019) &  White Papers including big data from sensors (2017), convergent science, academic literature search (2018).