Open Data Saves Lives Unconference

Talk: The OpenSAFELY Platform: 18 month on

About Dr Chris Bates

Director of Research & Analytics, TPP

Chris is a data scientist and developer at TPP and holds a PhD in Mathematics. He leads TPP’s work in the use of electronic health record data to support analytics, surveillance, and research. Chris is also actively involved in many national interoperability programmes and data sharing initiatives. He has previously been recognised by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) as one of the top 50 innovators in UK healthcare. He is an active researcher with recent publications in Nature, Science, and the Lancet. As part of TPP’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Chris has been a key member of the OpenSAFELY collaborative, helping to build the world’s largest platform for Covid-19 EHR research In collaboration with NHS England, the University of Oxford, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


The Open Data Saves Lives Unconference is a collaboration between...

  • ODI Leeds
  • Beautiful Information
  • TPP
  • SCW