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Jonathan Kennedy

Data Lab Manager, Swansea University

The Data Science Laboratory (Data Lab) creates easily accessible linked datasets which can be used for data discovery, e.g. to examine if certain questions can be answered with data held in existing systems.

It enables researchers to develop their research questions and pilot analysis methods and see if data is missing, not collected or not as expected before starting a project. The Data Lab helps to make access to data quicker and easier and has been used to do rapid research, for example, in looking at the impact of COVID.

The Data Lab team have experience working in a number of Trusted Research Environments (TREs), including but not exclusively SAIL Databank, Open Safely, CPRD, ONS and eDRIS.


  • 2021–present
    Data Lab Manager, National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research
  • 2013–2021
    Research Officer, Swansea University
  • 2012–2013
    Operational Researcher, Tata Steel


  • 2012 
    Swansea University, Engineering Doctorate
  • 2008 
    Swansea University, Material Science and Engineering Undergraduate (2:1)