Dr Michelle Morris

University Academic Fellow/Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow

0113 343 0883

Summary: Primary research interests are spatial and social variations in diet, lifestyle and health and how new and emerging data sources in these areas can best be utilised to benefit patient health outcomes

Location: LIDA, Level 11 Worsley Building

Teaching Commitments: Health Data Analytics (MSc Health Informatics)


After graduating with a Neuroscience degree in 2002 Michelle began a career in Health Informatics, working in a graduate position at EMIS, one of the UK’s leading healthcare clinical system providers, at first focussing on Clinical terminologies and later in a project management position within the department of Coding and Drug Information.

In 2009 Michelle returned to study for a MSc, equipping her in statistics and epidemiology training and research methods in Nutritional epidemiology. An interdisciplinary PhD followed investigating ‘Spatial analysis of dietary cost patterns and implications for health’. During this time Michelle completed research visits to the University of Washington, Seattle, US and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Michelle has developed a diverse teaching portfolio and gained affiliation as Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Following her PhD Michelle worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Nutritional Epidemiology Group in the School of Food Science and Nutrition and then as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Consumer Data Research Centre, School of Geography both at the University of Leeds.

This unique career history now places Michelle well to embark on her University Academic Fellow vision to cross discipline boundaries bringing together people, data and methods to improve health through informatics - specifically combining consumer analytics with health informatics and using ‘big data’ to benefit patient outcomes.