One of the features that sets the SAIL Databank apart is the ability for researchers to be truly flexible in where they access their anonymised data. Through processes and technological developments crafted over the last 10 years, SAIL has perfected access to secure research without compromise to security, data quality or user experience. But what…
Maternal asthma medications may be associated with premature births and small birth weight in infants
This analysis of prescription records for over 100,000 pregnancies found that women who stopped their asthma medicines during pregnancy were at increased risk of preterm birth and not breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks, whereas women who continued with their inhaled corticosteroids were at lower risk. Prescriptions records could be used to identify the women who need…
Swansea University has received £125k of funding from Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) to study the impact of the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on cardiovascular disease (CVD).
NEW GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH INTO THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN SCHIZOPHRENIA GENETIC LIABILITY AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
Published in BJPsych Open, this research collaboration involved teams from the Population Mental Health at Population Data Science, Swansea University Medical School and the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University.
In this article, members of the Family Justice Data Partnership, Dr Linda Cusworth (Research Fellow in the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University) and Alex Lee (Research Officer in Population Data Science at Swansea University) present a series of maps and consider rates of public and private law cases in Wales.
SAIL Databank’s Senior Research Manager and Data Scientist, Ashley Akbari, speaks to DHEW about how the Trusted Research Environment (TRE) technology behind the SAIL Databank is supporting the One Wales response.
As cases of Covid-19 increased in the UK, access to timely data was, and continues to be, a fundamental part of understanding and tackling the virus for those working within policy and research.
The programme-makers interviewed Swansea University’s Professor Ronan Lyons, Director of SAIL Databank, who summarised the insights gleaned from the rich health data in SAIL from the first peak of the virus.
A team from Population Data Science at Swansea University is to join a network of 41 partners from across 30 countries as part of the ‘Population Health Research Infrastructure’ (PHIRI), a new mechanism for organising and sharing information on COVID-19.
Centre launches survey for young people as part of UK wide research to understand the challenges of the pandemic
A team of researchers, from the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research at Swansea University, have launched a new study which will gather opinions of young people age 11 – 22 to understand the challenges they face during the pandemic.