Chris Carrigan

Expert Data Adviser

use MY data

About Chris

Chris Carrigan is a specialist in health data and information, but with a particular focus on patient involvement and patient power.

Chris is Expert Data Adviser to the use MY data patient and carer movement.

He was appointed in February 2018 as a Rutherford Fellow to work in the area of patients and data for HDR-UK, based at the University of Leeds MRC Bioinformatics Centre.

He is the Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement lead for DATA-CAN, the HDR-UK Hub for Cancer.

Chris has significant experience in influencing national policy in medical informatics and research and has a respected national profile in leading patient and public engagement exercises.

In 2014 he was named as one of the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 Innovators in the NHS for his innovative and collaborative approach to patient empowerment, and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Networking Nation series.

Until August 2018 Chris was the inaugural Chair of an advisory group for NHS Digital, IGARD – the Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data.