Michael is responsible for ensuring that patient data held by NHS England’s Data & Analytics function can be used safely, efficiently and transparently to improve health. 

He focuses on enabling the use of data from electronic health records for health research, planning and quality improvement, and on ensuring that patients and the public are informed about and engaged with this work. 

Previously Michael has held leadership roles at Health Data Research UK’s Cambridge scientific site, Cancer Research UK, the National Cancer Research Institute and the National Cancer Intelligence Network.