Associate professor at the Department of Medicine at Université de Sherbrooke
Senior research fellow in health informatics at University of Dundee (Scotland)
Mark McGilchrist is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, Scotland, working closely with colleagues at GRIIS on automated infrastructure for RCTs, observational studies and decision support. Originally trained as a physicist (University of Cambridge, undergraduate and postgraduate) he entered the health informatics domain in 1989 at Dundee where significant sources of routine data exist. His 30-year career in health informatics has focused on methods, systems and interfaces enabling secondary use of population-level routine data for knowledge generation to improve individual and population health and quality of life. This has, in turn, established his experience in a variety of information infrastructure.
Mark McGilchrist’s research domains include health and social care primarily; and education, judicial, law enforcement and other agency domains to a smaller degree. His expertise ranges from record-linkage techniques to models, standards and algorithms supporting clinical trials, observational studies (including post-marketing surveillance of medications), and decision support. He has contributed significantly to the creation of regional and national biobanks and participated in major international projects including EU FP7 and EU IMI.
Ph.D., University of Cambridge (UK), physics
M.A., University of Cambridge (UK), physics