Director of Healthcare Data Research

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


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Lisa Faria

Community Member


Lisa joined University Hospitals Birmingham as Director of Healthcare Data Research in March 2024. This role has oversight of the PIONEER, PATHWAY and INSIGHT research hub teams, the research statistics team, and the West Midlands Secure Data Environment development team.

Originally trained as an anthropologist, Lisa went on to specialise in healthcare analysis, data science and population health management. She has led teams in the public, private and charity sectors, and most recently worked at Alzheimer’s Research UK. In addition to informatics, Lisa’s experience encompasses aspects of data governance and research infrastructure, including the development of bespoke secure data environments.

Alongside her role in the Research, Development and Innovation Department at UHB, Lisa also sits on the Hospital Episodes Statistics Advisory Board at Wilmington Healthcare and is a Trustee of a charity in Nottingham providing community-based therapeutic services.

Additional HDR Midlands Team Members

Firoza Davies

Patient & Public Representative
East Midlands

Mr Colin Monckton

Director of Performance and Information
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Rachel Caswell

Senior Healthcare Analyst
Midlands Analyst Network Lead Strategy Unit

Kathie McPeake

Macmillan Living with Cancer Programme Manager
NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board