Professor Gwyneth Davies is Clinical Deputy Head (joint) of Swansea University Medical School and leads the UK Postgraduate Training Programme for Asthma Researchers (Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research). She co-leads a UK-wide programme on reducing asthma exacerbations, admissions and deaths.
Gwyneth’s research interests span translational work in asthma ‘omics through to population health research and she is interested in linking respiratory ‘omics data with population health data. Current work centres on respiratory informatics, with high impact publications relating to the burden and costs of asthma and the use of electronic health records. Gwyneth is founding Director of the Wales Asthma Observatory within the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank and collaborates across the UK and internationally in the interrogation of routine datasets to examine respiratory disease. The aim is to harness the potential of big data to target and evaluate interventions in order to improve respiratory health and reduce inequalities in care.
Gwyneth is an Honorary Respiratory Consultant at ABM University Health Board where she leads the Asthma & Allergy service, following training in Wales, London and New Zealand. She was awarded a Scadding-Morriston Davies UK Joint Fellowship in Respiratory Medicine undertaken at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Royal Brompton Hospital, London.