Rowena Bailey

Senior Data Scientist

Rowena has professional experience in the application of mathematics for health and social care research and a particular interest in novel techniques to analyze and visualize large health and socio-economic datasets to optimize public services. Rowena has worked within the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research; the NHS; the Welsh Government Care and Social Services Inspectorate; and Local Authority Homelessness support and prevention outreach teams. Research areas have included impact of housing quality on health outcomes, effects of air quality alert systems on health service utilisation, and long term effects of the Chernobyl fallout in childhood cancer rates.

At university, Rowena studied mathematics, operational research & applied statistics; for her MSc dissertation she developed a simulation to model cancer treatment pathways and patient outcomes. Rowena is an honorary research fellow at Swansea University and a member of the Association of Professional Health Analysts (APHA) profession. Rowena has also been a STEM Ambassador for a number of years and delivers workshops for young pupils which aim to inspire and engage them with the applications of maths in healthcare.