I am a leading exponent internationally of the “Learning Health System’ (LHS) concept. Although my initial training in research was in heath technology assessment, real-world (pragmatic) clinical trials and clinical research in Family Medicine, since 2003 I have worked in the area of Clinical Informatics, being appointed to a Chair in Medical Informatics at Imperial in 2015 and elected one of the first 100 founding fellows of the new UK Faculty of Clinical Informatics in 2017. I have had wide exposure to European and US clinical informatics through workshops and symposia.
Since the start of the pandemic I have been working extensively in acute Covid risk scores in Primary Care and in the Management and investigation of Long Covid. I am a partially recovered person with Long Covid, able to work but unable to participate in the sports and activities (distance road cycling and scuba) that I used to.