Michelle Evans

Talent Lead for Health & Social Care sector of the Data Driven Innovation (DDI) programme| Director of MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

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Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

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Michelle Evans is Talent Lead for the DDI Health and Social Care programme at the Usher Institute, Director of the online MSc in Data Science for Health and Social Care.

Shaping the future of a major new health & social care programme for Edinburgh & South East Scotland as part of the DDI initiative at the University of Edinburgh. The ‘Talent’ component of the health and social care sector programme includes data science enhancement of the undergraduate medical degree to a portfolio of master’s degrees and the development of continuing professional development (CPD). The programme ambition is to enable students and health and social care professionals realise the value of data to benefit the health and wellbeing of citizens.

Michelle has over fifteen years’ experience delivering clinical research education and training in the higher education and health-care sectors. She brings an innovative approach to curriculum design and a proven track record of managing, delivering and leading successful education provision across an extensive postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) teaching portfolio. Michelle established and designed the MSc Clinical Trials online programme in 2013. She has taught a diverse international audience of clinicians, researchers and healthcare professionals in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. She also designed and developed the national education programme at the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility, reacting to changing priorities and educational needs of clinical researchers and health professionals in Scotland and the UK.