Senior management team

 

Director

Dr Janet Valentine 

Janet has been the Director of CPRD since January 2015, and is a member of the MHRA Corporate Executive Board.

Before joining CPRD, Janet was Head of Population Health and Health Informatics at the Medical Research Council (MRC). Janet’s scientific background is in cancer research and she has worked at Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.

Interim Head of Interventional Research

Dr Tim Williams 

Tim started at CPRD as an epidemiologist in 2001. Having worked within observational research until 2015 when he was appointed as Head of Data, Tools and Technology, he is currently Interim Head of Interventional Research. The Interventional Research Team is responsible for delivering services that support a wide range of clinical research studies, from GP questionnaires and patient recruitment up to full clinical trial management for studies in real world populations.

Tim has also worked at the University of Surrey Post Graduate Medical School, running the unit’s databases and contributing directly to epidemiological research. Tim holds a PhD in Biomedical Databases from Leeds University and has an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM. 

Head of Observational Research

Dr Puja Myles

Puja has been at CPRD since April 2017 and is responsible for observational research team activities including data characterisation, value-added research services and research advice provision.

Prior to joining CPRD Puja was a Public Health Academic at the University of Nottingham. Puja is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and holds a PhD in Epidemiology.

Head of Business Management

James Lawrence 

James has been at CPRD since July 2019 and is responsible for business functions and operational management of CPRD.

James had worked in the healthcare and clinical trials arena for over 30 years in both the public and commercial sectors including as Managing Director UK for one of the world’s leading Site Management Organisations.

Interim Head of Data, Tools and Technology 

Dr Darren Lunn

Darren has been at CPRD since July 2012 and is responsible for the Data, Tools and Technology team. His team oversee all of CPRD’s data curation and release, the applications and services that process and provide access to data, and the underlying technological infrastructure to support data access and processing.

Darren holds a PhD in Computer Science and prior to joining CPRD was a research associate at the University of Manchester, where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science’s Interaction Analysis and Modelling Laboratory.

 
[Page last reviewed 4 July 2019]