3 December 2024 In-person, BMA House, London Driving real-world impact from health research

Iain Buchan

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation, University of Liverpool, UK

Iain Buchan is Chair in Public Health and Clinical Informatics and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Innovation at the University of Liverpool. As a public health physician and data scientist, he recently led world-first evaluation of mass rapid antigen testing, risk-mitigated reopening of mass events for UK COVID-19 responses, and designed the Civic Data Cooperative and Combined Intelligence for Population Health Action. Previously, he founded Manchester’s health informatics research centre, where he raised and led over £150m of research. Qualified in pharmacology, medicine, public health, statistics and informatics, Iain pursues data-intensive methodological and applied research into major population health challenges, and how health systems may respond more systematically. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and won the 2022 Faculty of Public Health Alwyn-Smith Prize.