Senior Management Team

Head of Interventional Research and Joint Interim Director

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 Observational Research and Joint Interim Director

Puja Myles

Dr Puja Myles

Puja has been at CPRD since April 2017 and is responsible for observational research team activities including data characterisation, value-added research services and research advice provision.

Prior to joining CPRD Puja was a Public Health Academic at the University of Nottingham. Puja 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 Business Management

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 

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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