Ronan Lyons

Co-Academic Lead, Health & Wellbeing

Professor Ronan Lyons, FLSW, is Professor of Public Health at Swansea University Medical School and one of the two Directors of the Population Data Science Group. For ADR Wales, he is a Co-Academic Lead for the Health and Wellbeing research theme.

He is a public health physician and epidemiologist with more than 30 years’ experience of clinical medicine, public health and health informatics in Ireland and the UK.

His research interests focus on the secondary use of health information to support the targeting and evaluation of health and non-health service interventions to improve prevention, care and rehabilitation. After working in emergency departments for a number of years, he has an abiding interest in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries.

Ronan is Site Director for Wales and Northern Ireland, Research Director and National Lead for Improving Public Health with Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), a £50+ million investment by UK research funders, led by the Medical Research Council.

He is also Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank (Health and Care Research Wales) and Associate Director of the MRC’s Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) Data Portal. His current grant portfolio exceeds £45 million.