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Sophie Williams


Research Data Scientist, Barts Health


Sophie is a research data scientist at Barts Life Sciences. Her primary research project looks for predictors of vascular complications of diabetes by modelling Electronic Health Record (EHR) data and clinical notes processed with Natural Language Processing (NLP), and she has led development of an EHR-derived dataset of Barts Health COVID-19 patients to support clinical trials and research.

Sophie’s research interests are in applying data science techniques for real world public benefit. Prior to joining the NHS, she worked as a senior data scientist within UK civil service and completed a PhD in experimental neuroscience from UCL. Sophie is an NHS-PyCom board member and DigitalHealth.London Digital Pioneer 2020.



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