Louisa Jorm, PhD

Foundation Director
Centre for Big Data Research 
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Louisa Jorm, PhD is the Foundation Director of the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, and heads up the new MDEpiNet Australian chapter. She is an international leader in health “big data” research and specifically in applying advanced analytic methods to large-scale routinely collected data, including hospital inpatient and medical and pharmaceutical claims data. She has made major scientific contributions to research in the areas of health system performance, health surveillance, data linkage, cardiovascular disease and Aboriginal health. She has published >160 scientific papers and been awarded >AUD30 million in research grants. She is a high-profile advocate for more and better use of routinely collected health data for research.

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