Professor Andrew Morris Receives CBE for Services to Science in Scotland

Published on: 5th January 2018

Professor Andrew Morris, former convener of The Farr Institute’s UK-wide Network and director of the Institute’s Centre in Scotland, has been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list, receiving a CBE for services to science in Scotland.

Professor Morris is inaugural Director of Health Data Research UK, a new institute which, for the first time in the world, will incorporate on a national scale the whole breadth of data science research aimed at improving human health. He is also Vice-Principal of Data Science at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests span informatics and chronic diseases and he has published over 330 original papers and attracted over £50million in grant funding.

In his role as Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government, he supported and promoted high quality research aimed at improving the services offered by NHS Scotland and securing lasting improvements to the health of the people of Scotland.

The New Year’s Honours, “recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”. View the full list here.

Find out more about Health Data Research UK at

Source: MRC

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