I am a Rutherford Research Fellow within the Midlands Health Data Research UK initiative of the University of Birmingham and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. My research is concerned with the application of machine learning and data science to clinical and medical research questions. Before joining the University of Birmingham, I was a research fellow in the Institute of Computer Science of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany and the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK in the field of data mining and machine learning applied to computational Biology.