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Natasha Kennedy

Senior research officer and data scientist, Swansea University

I am a Senior Research Officer for the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research. My research interests lie in utilising statistics to analyse and model life course data such as social service, education, and health data.


  • 2023–present
    Senior research officer, Swansea University
  • 2021–2023
    Research officer and data scientist, Swansea University
  • 2019–2021
    Researcher, Tata Steel


  • 2018 
    Swansea University, PhD
  • 2014 
    Swansea University, MRes
  • 2013 
    Swansea University, BSc (Hons)


  • 2023
    Insights from linking police domestic abuse data and health data in South Wales, UK: a linked routine data analysis using decision tree classification, The Lancet Public Health
  • 2023
    Predicting a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis using primary care health records–A machine learning approach, PLOS ONE
  • 2022
    Health checks for adults with intellectual disability and association with survival rates: a linked electronic records matched cohort study in Wales, UK, BMJ Open
  • 2022
    COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy: views and vaccination uptake rates in pregnancy, a mixed methods analysis from SAIL and the Born-In-Wales Birth Cohort, BMC Infectious Diseases
  • 2021
    Timing of parental depression on risk of child depression and poor educational outcomes: A population based routine data cohort study from Born in Wales, UK, PLOS ONE
  • 2019
    Mortality in adults with learning disabilities with and without a health check: a cohort study, The Lancet