David Henderson

Quantitative Research Fellow

  • Usher Institute
  • Centre for Population Health Sciences
  • Primary Care Multimorbidity Research Group

Contact details



Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

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I am a Quantitative Research Fellow in the primary care and multimorbidity research group at the Centre for Population Health Sciences and a registered nurse. My research experience is in analysis of large cross-sectoral administrative data and, as part of my PhD, lead the first national linkage of health and social care data sources in the UK. I continued to analyse this data as part of my previous role with the Scottish Centre for Adiminstrative Data Research. My research interests are in multimorbidity and health inequalities with a particular focus on access to health and social care services. 

My clinical experience is in acute medicine, including critical care, and NHS24 unscheduled care/telephone triage. in 2012 I was awarded an Early Career Clinical Fellowship by NHS Education for Scotland. As part of this fellowship I completed a Masters in Health Research from the University of Stirling. 

Prior to my nursing and research careers I had careers in HM Forces and TV & Film Drama production.

Responsibilities & affiliations

I am a memeber of the Chief Medical Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Data and Analytics Steering Group for Care Homes and Social Care.

Current PhD students supervised

Lucie Wöllenstein: Using machine learning to identify individuals with complex needs who are most at risk of becoming homeless. School of Health & Social Care. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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