Andrew Morris is Professor of Medicine and Dean of Medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland. He is Director of the Scottish eHealth Informatics Research Centre funded by the MRC and nine other funders and Chief Scientist at the Scottish Government Health Department.
He leads a research team that uses informatics to study the epidemiological and molecular aetiological basis of diabetes and its complications. He has published over 230 original papers, attracted over £30million in grant funding and is the principal investigator of the Wellcome Trust United Kingdom Case Control Collection for Type 2 Diabetes that has recruited 20,000 individuals and Generation Scotland, a study of the genetic health in 50,000 Scots.
He was awarded the RD Lawrence Award by Diabetes UK in 2003, the Saltire Society Scottish Science Award in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy of science and letters, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
In 2007 he co-founded Aridhia Informatics that uses high performance computing and analytics in health care, and has deployments in the UK, Middle East and Australasia. He is a Governor of the Health Foundation, a leading UK charity that supports quality improvement in health care.