Based at Swansea University since 2008, Ashley plays a substantive role in major research programmes & projects utilising population-scale data, predominantly using the SAIL Databank. Championing Team Science, Ashley leads and collaborates with multi-disciplinary, multi-organisational groups developing and delivering research promoting the translation of research outcomes into policy across academia, and government, in order to improve services and people’s lives. Ashley is particularly interested in promoting Team Science and the development of the next generation of data scientists.

Ashley is also Co-Chair of the Alliance Diversity in Data special interest group on ethnicity coding standards. The aim of this working group is to bring together expert communities to address challenges and opportunities around the use of ethnicity data in research. Read more here.