Currently, 28% of Scottish children are overweight or obese. By 2025, 49M more children will be obese or overweight than in 2010. And 10% of the UK’s National Health Service budget is used on diabetes-related illness.
The Data Lab is currently collaborating with academia, the Scottish government, and private organizations such as the custodians of shopper data, TV advertising, exercise data, and school meals to demonstrate social good and data for good. Jude McCorry and Mahmood Adil offer an overview of Data Collaboratives, a new form of collaboration beyond the public-private partnership model in which participants from different sectors exchange data, skills, leadership, and knowledge to solve complex problems facing children in Scotland and worldwide via Unicef.
Jude McCorry is director of business development at the Data Lab in Scotland, where she is responsible for delivering collaborative data science projects between industry and academia. Previously, Jude worked in the public sector on Data for Good projects like delayed discharges and safe homes. Jude has over 15 years’ experience in sales and marketing in the technology sector and has worked with B2B and public sector for companies like Dell, Firefly Communications, and Xnet Data Storage. Jude also worked at Edinburgh Napier University, where she set up the school’s commercial arm, the Edinburgh Institute, which provides leading-edge practice-based executive education to Scottish executives.
Mahmood Adil is a medical director at NHS National Services Scotland, where he oversees the health intelligence and health protection functions of Scotland and provides leadership in utilizing the most comprehensive national health data and informatics capability to improve broad ranging clinical outcomes from cancer to infection control through new service models and supporting digital health. He is also honorary professor of health intelligence and service effectiveness at the University of Glasgow. Mahmood has 25 years of medical, public health, and executive management experience. Previously, he was national quality and efficiency advisor at the Department of Health (England), a World Bank advisor, a visiting professor at the Manchester Business School, and a fellow of NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, the UK National Civil Service College, the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (USA), and the Yale School of Public Health.
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