Richard Welpton Senior Data Manager

Data analytics team

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About me

Richard supports analysts at the Health Foundation by acquiring access to sources of (pseudo)anonymised patient data, ensuring that data governance processes are followed, and identifying new data linkages to discover insights into quality of care.

Richard’s career to date has focussed on supporting researchers and analysts accessing confidential sources of data.  In 2007, Richard joined the Office for National Statistics’ Virtual Microdata Laboratory. Since then, Richard has been involved in setting up and managing a number of data infrastructure projects in the UK and in Europe, including at the UK Data Service and Cancer Research UK.

Richard has written a number of articles about data access and data privacy (including how to ensure research findings do not breach patient data confidentiality). 

Richard’s background is in economics, for which he holds an MSc from University of Nottingham.

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