Senior Management Team

Director

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Puja Myles

 

 

Dr Puja Myles

Puja has been at CPRD since April 2017 when she initially joined as Head of Observational Research. In October 2022, Puja was appointed as Director of CPRD.

Puja trained as a public health specialist and epidemiologist following her initial clinical training and practice. She was then a public health academic working with real world data for many years before she joined CPRD. She is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (UK), a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and holds a PhD in Epidemiology.

Head of Interventional Research 

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Tim Williams

Dr Tim Williams

Tim started at CPRD as an epidemiologist in 2001. Having worked within observational research until 2015 when he was appointed to the Head of Health Data Science role, he is now Head of Interventional Research. The Interventional Research Team is responsible for delivering services that support a wide range of clinical research studies, from GP questionnaires and patient recruitment up to full clinical trial management for studies in real world populations.

Tim has also worked at the University of Surrey Post Graduate Medical School, running the unit’s databases and contributing directly to epidemiological research. Tim holds a PhD in Biomedical Databases from Leeds University and has an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM. 

Head of Business Management

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James Lawrence

James Lawrence 

James has been at CPRD since July 2019 and is responsible for business functions and operational management of CPRD.

James had worked in the healthcare and clinical trials arena for over 30 years in both the public and commercial sectors including as Managing Director UK for one of the world’s leading Site Management Organisations.

Head of Health Data Science 

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Darren Lunn

Dr Darren Lunn

Darren has been at CPRD since July 2012 and is responsible for the Health Data Science team. His team oversee all of CPRD’s data curation and release, the applications and services that process and provide access to data, and the underlying technological infrastructure to support data access and processing.

Darren holds a PhD in Computer Science and prior to joining CPRD was a research associate at the University of Manchester, where he is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Computer Science’s Interaction Analysis and Modelling Laboratory.

 

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