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Duncan Appelbe

Senior Research Information Specialist

I have worked in research since 1997, after the completion of my PhD in Nuclear Structure Physics, gradually becoming more involved with the computing aspects of research until I moved into computing full time in 2004 in the Computing Services Department at Liverpool University. I joined the Liverpool University Clinical Trials Research Centre as Information Systems Manager in 2009 where I managed a team of six programmers looking after all of the Information Systems and governance requirements for the trials/studies in the portfolio. I was the Co-Chair for the Hubs for Trials Methodology Research Health Informatics working group from 2016-2018 and was a member of the Information Systems Operational Group core steering group for the UKCRC Registered Trials Network between 2016 and 2018. In additional to providing operational support for Clinical studies I was also involved in methodological research in the use of Information Systems for Clinical trials and the infrastructure required to utilise routine data as part of the Connected Health Cities North West Coast demonstrator. I am also a Farr Future Leader in Health Data Science.

My role in the department is to develop the research information technology associated with musculoskeletal trauma and rehabilitation research projects, developing new and innovative research information technology solutions for clinical effectiveness studies and related research.