Dr Glenn Wells and Edosa Odaro will join our Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) Board as non-Executive Directors and Trustees. They each bring important and additional skills and expertise to our Board, helping us to further deliver our mission to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives.

Glenn is Director of Strategy and Planning at the Medical Research Council (MRC). He brings skills in research and development, and strategic planning alongside experience in medical devices and life sciences. Glenn is a strong business development professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology from UCL.

Edosa is Head of Data at AIG. He is a cross-industry transformation leader with expertise in use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data to solve complex real-world problems. Regularly a speaker a high-profile event, Edosa has been named a Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Leader and is one of the UK’s 30 Most Influential Black Leaders in FinTech and Data.

Dr Graham Spittle, Chair of Board at Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), said:

Graham Spittle


“I am delighted to welcome Glenn and Edosa as members of the Health Data Research UK Board. They each bring exceptional skills and knowledge to the Board and will complement the existing expertise and experience around the board room table.  They join at a perfect time with Health Data Research UK having recently become a charity and preparing for the next period of its development through the forthcoming Quinquennium Review.”


Edosa Odaro, Head of Data at AIG and non-Executive Director and Trustee at Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), said:




“I am delighted to be joining the Health Data Research UK Board. At this pivotal time for healthcare the role of HDR UK is more essential than ever and I am looking forward to being able to complement its important contributions.”


Further information:

We are a registered charity, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Department of Health and Social Care in England and equivalents in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, as well as leading medical research charities.

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