Since August 2017 ANDREW MORRIS has been the inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, the multi-funder UK Institute for health and biomedical informatics research that will capitalise on the UK’s renowned data resources and research strengths to transform lives through health data science. He is seconded from his position as Professor of Medicine, and Vice Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, having taken up position in August 2014. Andrew advises senior University management on international data science decisions that impact on the work of the University. He also collaborates with the Vice-Principal for High Performance Computing to develop Edinburgh Data Science. Prior to this Andrew was Dean of Medicine at the University of Dundee. Andrew was Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Directorate (2012-2017) and has served and chaired numerous national and international grant committees and Governmental bodies. Andrew was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 New Year’s Honour’s List. His research interests span informatics and chronic diseases. He has published over 300 original papers and has attracted over £50million in grant funding.