Janet joined the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in January 2015, having been Head of Population Health and Informatics at the Medical Research Council (MRC) since 2008. During her time at the MRC, Janet was responsible for strategy development and delivery of large multi-stakeholder initiatives in ageing, population health sciences and health informatics research.
Prior to that, Janet was the Deputy Chief Executive at UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC), a body that brings together the key organisations that shape clinical research in the UK including research funders, UK health departments, the NHS, industry, regulators and patients. Janet’s scientific background is in cancer research and she has worked at the National Cancer Research Institute, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
Director of Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
The Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is the new English NHS observational data and interventional research service, jointly funded by the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
CPRD services are designed to maximise the way anonymised NHS clinical data can be linked to enable many types of observational research and deliver research outputs that are beneficial to improving and safeguarding public health.