Ronan Lyons

Clinical Professor of Public Health at Swansea University Medical School

Ronan Lyons is Professor of Public Health at Swansea University, Honorary Consultant in Public Health with Public Health Wales NHS Trust and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia.
He is currently Research Director for Health Data Research UK (HDRUK), principal investigator for the Wales and Northern Ireland site and national lead for the Improving Public Health scientific programme and Co-Director of the SAIL Databank (

The focus of Ronan’s research is the use of routine data in cohorts, trials, and the evaluation of natural experiments and complex interventions across public services. He led the development of a number of total population electronic cohorts in Wales as platforms for the evaluation of interventions and policies across the life course and is involved in a wide range of clinical groups in developing learning health systems.
He plays a leading role in supporting a number of UK cohorts and cross cohort initiatives, including being Associate Director for the MRC’s Dementias Research Platform UK. He has a particular interest in the prevention and control of injuries, leads the All Wales Injury Surveillance System and chairs the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods (US CDC).