Professor Peter Diggle joined HDR UK in June 2018 to lead our innovative training programme for health data scientists. Peter is working with the academic institutions across the UK to draw up a training strategy that builds on existing best practice to create a programme that will transform the careers of future leaders in this area on a national scale.

Alongside his role at HDR UK, Peter is a Distinguished University Professor of Statistics in CHICAS, a research and training group within the Lancaster Medical School that operates at the intersection of biostatistics, epidemiology and health informatics. Peter holds adjunct positions at Johns Hopkins, Yale and Columbia Universities, and was president of the Royal Statistical Society between July 2014 and December 2016.