UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Data Lab

At the intersection of clinical research and computer science, the Data Lab seeks to develop data-driven computational methods and tools for exploiting electronic health records for biomedical research. The Lab is involved in the development of novel methods, tools and scripts, and preparation of data from electronic health records for research. 

The Data Lab team, consisting of experienced data scientists and statisticians, has extensive expertise in the curation and analysis of large, linked health and administrative datasets, and is involved across all stages of the project, from providing initial advice, development of disease definitions and classifications through to extraction and release of data onto the data safe haven. 

The team

Head of the Data Lab team

Professor Spiros Denaxas, Professor 

Data scientists

Dr Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo, Senior Data Scientist

Dr Kenan Direk, Data Scientist

Dr Michail Katsoulis, Statistician

Dr Ghazaleh Fatemifar, Genetic Epidemiologist

Mr Muhammad Qummer Ul Arfeen (Arfeen), Data Manager

Systems architects

Dr Vaclav Papez, Research Associate in Health Data Systems

Project management and facilitation

Ms Natalie Fitzpatrick, Data Science Facilitator 

PhD students

Ms Maxine Mackintosh

Ms Nonie Alexander

Visiting Researchers

Dr Maria Pikoula, Clinical Data Systems Architect

Dr Marina Daskalopoulou, Research Associate