Dr Stephen Pavis joined the Information Services Division (ISD) of National Services Scotland, NHS in 2003 and currently holds the post of Head of Programmes. His portfolio includes responsibility for the development of the Scottish Health Information Service, Medical Record Linkage, NHS Information Governance, and ISD’s contribution to Scottish Health Informatics Programmes (SHIP). Previous roles within ISD have included Programme Principal for the Long Term Conditions, Social Care, and Drug and Alcohol Misuse.

Before joining ISD, Stephen was Head of Department for Sociology at Queen Margaret University Collage, Edinburgh. Prior to this he was employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Research Unit in Health and Behavioural Change, specialising qualitative research methods. Whilst at Edinburgh University he held several grants relating to labour market change and health, and young people’s health related behaviours.

Stephen holds a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh.