Our research team
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.
University of Edinburgh
Aziz Sheikh is Professor of Primary Care Research and Development, and leads The University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute. He has long been an expert in using routinely collected health care datato do public health related research.
Mark Woolhouse is Professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. He works on emerging infections and preparing for epidemics, including mathematical and statistical modelling of epidemiological data.
Igor Rudan is Professor of International Health and Molecular Medicine at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Professor Colin Simpson is an Associate Dean at Victoria University of Wellington and Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Edinburgh, with considerable expertise in the using routinely collected health care data and data linkage for epidemiological research.
Public Health Scotland
Dr Jim McMenamin is Interim Clinical Director of Health Protection Scotland, part of Public Health Scotland, and is their Incident Response Director for the COVID-19 response. He is a member of the UK New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threat Advisory Group (NERVTAG).
Dr Josie Murray is Enhanced Surveillance Lead for COVID-19 at Public Health Scotland (PHS).
University of Strathclyde
Chris Robertson a Professor of Statistics at the University of Strathclyde, and particular expertise in the analysis of linked health data and infectious diseases. He is also the Head of Statistics at Public Health Scotland.
University of Aberdeen
Sir Lewis Ritchie is Professor of General Practice, Chair of Steering Group of the Scottish Health Protection Network
University of Edinburgh
Steven Kerr is one of our Lead Data Analysts working from the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Ahmar Shah is one of our Lead Data Analysts. He is currently Director of Innovation at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Tristan Millington is one of our Data Analysts, and currently works at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Fasih Haider is one of our Data Analysts. He is a Research Fellow at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
Sam Hillman is a Postdoctoral Research Analyst who works at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.
University of St. Andrews
Colin McCowan is Professor in Health Data Science at The University of St Andrews.
Utkarsh Agrawal is one of our Data Analysts. He is a Research Fellow in Data Health Science at the Univeristy of St. Andrews.
Operations and Patient Public Involvement (PPI)
Dr Vicky Hammersley is the EAVE II study Project Manager
Lana Woolford is the Patient Public Involvement (PPI) lead for EAVE II.
Susan Buckingham is the Communications & Engagement Manager for EAVE II.
Gabriella Linning is the Communications & Engagement Officer for EAVE II.