The Gateway is constantly in development and it is key for us to have input and feedback from a broad range of audiences to ensure it meets the needs of current and new users.
Whilst we always welcome user feedback via our community forum, it is also useful for us to interact with users in specific sessions and workshops, particularly around new Gateway features we are in the process of designing and improving.
The Gateway Development and Improvement Group enables users to participate in our design workshops and sessions and give informal feedback on prototypes of new features. It is hosted on the community forum and via a mailing list. It also allows for continuity, an engaged network we hope to grow and also recognition for the invaluable help and feedback members provide for us. We expect members to attend 2-3 sessions a year and the role is not intended to be burdensome.
We will ensure the group includes a range of different perspectives and members from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The group is not exclusive and we welcome anyone who is interested in taking part in design sessions and activities to join.
Please find the profiles of our DIG members below. If you’d like to join then please get in touch with Ruth Milne (email@example.com) who can provide more information - no previous experience needed!
Data Manager/ Programmer, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics SpR, University of Liverpool
Senior Data Manager, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), University College London
Health Data Scientist and Senior Research Fellow, University College London Institute of Health Informatics
Head of Science and Clinical, Genomics England
Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, Kings College London
Partner in Data & Analytics, Publicis Groupe.
Part of the Clinical trials Experience team, taking part in research and working on improving communications and care for participants of trials.
Research Associate, Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London
Research Officer and Data Analyst, Swansea University
Lecturer in Health Informatics, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
National Director, OcuMel UK
Strategic Communications Officer, British Medical Association
Head of Integration Data Architecture, NHS Digital
Research Fellow in Trial Conduct Methodology, The MRC Clinical Trials Unit, University College London
Interoperability Standards Architect, NHS England
Program Director, NHS England
Freelance health regulation, MHRA
Visiting Researcher, Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics, Kings College London
Senior Bioinformatician, Precision Life
Research Associate, Department of Genetics and Genome Biology, University of Leicester
Member of the Research & Innovation Group and Digital Strategy Group, Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust
Officially retired from the British Library following a career in scientific information and online research development (primarily with a biomedical focus), though still actively involved in research within the NHS. Worked with a number of research organisations and technology companies over the years on various information infrastructure projects.
Theodoros N. Arvanitis
Chair in Digital Health Innovation & Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare, University of Warwick
Consultant Surgeon and Associate Clinical Information Officer – Data Science at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Python enthusiast and currently building a cloud-first, collaborative, auto-scaling, cost-effective data science environment in Azure. Keen to drive common data models and enabling data discovery for analytics and research in the NHS.