Dr Emily Jefferson joined the University of Dundee in 2012 and is the Director of the Health Informatics Centre (HIC). Emily read Biochemistry at the University of St Andrews before moving to attain a PhD in the more computational field of Bioinformatics at the University of Dundee. After a post-doc in Bioinformatics, Emily left academia to work in the banking sector for a large software company. She was promoted to Project Director, managing the delivery and development of multi-million pound software systems to several International Banks. Emily then took a career break to solo cycle from New Zealand to the UK over 1 year.
Emily wishes to combine an understanding of biological research and academia with commercial IT Project Management and Development experience and apply these skills to the field of Health Informatics.
Emily is co-director of Farr@Dundee and also has responsibility for the overall management, technical direction and leadership for a team of software developers and data analysts within HIC.