Alex is an epidemiologist in the DataLab team at the University of Oxford, with a particular interest in database linkage, time course analysis, risk stratification, prognosis modelling and novel computational methods in epidemiology. Before coming to Oxford he was a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham, where he worked on a variety of projects relating to several disease areas, including; hepatitis C, cancer and venous thromboembolism. His work to date has mostly focused on using routinely collected data –data sources such as the CPRD, HES and ONS data– to answer pragmatic and clinically relevant questions. He completed his PhD in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health at Nottingham, which involved pharmacoepidemiology, commonly prescribed drugs and cancer. Before that he completed a MSc in Oncology and a BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics.