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What I do

Geraint is the Chief Data Officer of the National Health Service in England

Biography

Geraint trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and holds a Masters degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He began his career in acute and emergency medicine, working at hospitals in the UK and Australia over an 11-year period. After completing his higher specialist training in public health medicine, he was appointed Senior Fellow of the Nuffield Trust (an independent health policy think-tank), then as Senior Director for Clinical Outcomes and Analytics at Walgreens in Chicago (the world’s largest pharmacy chain), before returning to the UK to take up his current post.

A fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of London and the UK Faculty of Public Health, Geraint is the lead author of the leading postgraduate textbook Mastering Public Health and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in journals in including Health Affairs, JAMA, Milbank Quarterly and the BMJ. Geraint was a 2007 Harkness Fellow in New York, during which time he received the National Directors’ Award at the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2011, he was awarded the Bradshaw Lectureship of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Previous recipients include Sir Liam Donaldson, Dame Sheila Sherlock, and Sir Magdi Yacoub.

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