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Meet our researchers and public advisors

Learn more about the members of our research team and Public Advisory Group.

Our research team

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Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are leading the study in collaboration with Public Health Scotland and the Universities of St. Andrews, Strathclyde, and Aberdeen.

Our Public Advisory Group (PAG)

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Our PAG members are actively involved throughout the research life-cycle, from shaping grant applications to communicating results.

Research Insights: health data - what's in it for you?

What is health data? How does information about people’s health help to inform public health policy decisions? And how is data kept safe and secure?


Professor Aziz Sheikh is one of the most experienced data scientists in the world. He is Director of the Usher Institute, where he leads teams of public health researchers whose work has helped guide us through the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Dr Eleftheria Vasileiou is a public health researcher who uses health data to try to predict the best vaccination programme to protect people from seasonal flu, particularly those with asthma and Covid-19. 

Sandra Jayacodi advises research scientists on how best to include public and patient voices in their research.

Recorded via Zoom on 19/01/22. Originally posted by the University of Edinburgh on 20/01/22.

More Research Insights videos

For more University of Edinburgh Research Insights visit:

University of Edinburgh, Media Hopper CREATE website

More on COVID-19 research

If you are interested in finding out more about COVID-19 vaccine research, visit:

COVID Vaccine Research Hub website