Daniel Weiand Consultant medical microbiologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
What does your job actually entail?Preventing, diagnosing, and managing infections in patients seen by and/or admitted to Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Why did you join the DSxHE community?
I am a ‘clinician who codes’, and I love data science.
When not at work you can be found...
Playing with my two daughters, aged 7 and 2, or cycling around Northumberland.
What’s your interest in data science and/or health equity?
Data science promotes the democratisation of data, improves time efficiency, and helps facilitate reproducible reporting and research, ultimately leading to previously unattainable clinical insights and more robust decision-making.
What’s a topic in data science/health equity that you care a lot about?
Greater investment in data science in the NHS: I want the NHS to lean into and reap the benefits of greater investment of data science, including python and R and the staff who use these programming languages.
What’s a recent article you’ve come across on data science that you found interesting?
Not entirely new (2019), but it remains incredibly pertinent to the NHS in 2023: The unreasonable effectiveness of public work (!)
What are the least-likely three words someone would use to describe you?
Glamorous, fashionable, fancy.
If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
What never fails to make you laugh?
My two daughters.