My research achievements lie mainly in health informatics and community-based trials, covering the spectrum from health data science record-linkage of electronic health records to decision support to the evaluation of complex interventions.  The Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) is a good example of how new tools I have helped develop have become part of the research landscape via the Farr Institute and now Health data Research UK.  I have obtained more the £8M in peer reviewed grant funding and published 248 papers on primary care research, notably in the early detection of the management of diabetes, cancer and Bell’s palsy. I won the British Medical Association Research paper of the year in 2009 for the NEJM paper on Bell’s palsy and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.