Generation Scotland


GS Founding Member Andrew Morris Awarded CBE

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Morris who has been awarded a CBE for his services to science in Scotland.

Andrew was awarded his CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2018. Andrew was a founding member of Generation Scotland (GS) and is currently the director of Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). Andrew is also Professor of Medicine, Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, having taken up position in August 2014. 

Andrew’s research interests relate to the application of informatics to study the epidemiological and molecular aetiological basis of diabetes and its complications.  He has published over 300 original papers, attracted over £50million in grant funding and was the principal investigator of the Wellcome Trust United Kingdom Case Control Collection for Type 2 Diabetes that has recruited 20,000 individuals and the Wellcome Trust funded Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP).

GS Founding Members at GS 2016 Symposium
Andrew Morris at the Generation Scotland Symposium 2016. Also in this picture: Anna Dominiczak, Blair Smith, and David Porteous.