Ashley Akbari is a Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist at Swansea University, Health Data Research UK (HDR-UK) Wales & Northern Ireland, Administrative Data Research Wales (ADRW) and Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) Data Partnership. Ashley has experience working on a variety of data linkage and research projects. He has a background in computing and various research disciplines which have evolved over time with his experience of working with anonymised data within SAIL Databank since 2008, as well as other data from the UK nations, and as part of projects with collaborators including those in the FARR Institute, Prudent Healthcare Intelligence Hub, IPDLN and with the NHS. Ashley works with analysts and researchers in both the development and pursuit of their projects and research, and supports their continued development and training.