Rhiannon Owen is Professor of Statistics at Swansea University Medical School and Co-Director of the Population Data Science Research Institute at Swansea University. Her main research interests are in the development, evaluation, and application of statistical methods for evidence synthesis of diverse data sources, analysis of population-level linked electronic health records, health technology assessment and service evaluation, in order to inform health-care policy and improvement. This work has been and is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS), Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW), Health Data Research UK (HDRUK), the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). In 2021, Rhiannon was awarded a prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Fellowship to develop statistical methods to improve the diagnosis and care of hospitalised patients with COVID- 19.
Rhiannon is a member of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee, member of the NICE Decision Support Unit, and Associate Member of the NICE Technical Support Unit. She has extensive experience of cross-sector collaboration including as a consultant, providing methodological and strategic advice to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry nationally and internationally.