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Andrew Morris presented with RSE’s Royal Medal

Andrew Morris presented with Royal Medal for contributions to advancing health data science.

Professor Andrew Morris Royal Society of Edinburgh's Royal Medal presentation

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has presented its prestigious Royal Medal to Andrew Morris, Director at Health Data Research UK and Vice Principal for Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. The medal, awarded by The Princess Royal at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, acknowledges Andrew’s outstanding contributions to advancing health data science in Scotland and internationally.

The award is in recognition for Andrew’s efforts leading to the creation of Health Data Research UK, for which he serves as inaugural Director, and the creation of the UK’s Health Innovation Gateway, which has catalysed the trustworthy use of health data for both patient and public benefit. This resource is proving invaluable in, amongst other things, the fight against Covid-19 with real-time reporting to CMO Advisory Groups and SAGE.

The UK has a rich heritage in scientific discovery and health research. It is an honour to be recognised by the RSE for my small part in how we use health data to create new knowledge.

Professor Andrew MorrisDirector at Health Data Research UK and Vice Principal for Data Science at The University of Edinburgh

Congratulations Andrew, and to all the RSE winners who were presented with their medals!

Further information

Read more from Royal Society of Edinburgh’s website

Read Health Data Research UK's announcement

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