Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Database Manager Dr Foster Unit



+44 (0)20 7594 0984anthony.thomas




Dr. Foster Unit3 Dorset Rise, London EC4Y 8EN





Current role

I'm the Data Manager for Dr Foster Unit at Imperial College London. The unit's work comes under the research themes Patient Safety, Effective Use of Patient Data, and Healthcare Performance. I work with direction from Professor Paul Aylin.

The work involves using existing data collected within the NHS for the purposes of analysis and surveillance. This will help inform applied research, raise healthcare standards, and predict risk. We work closely with Telstra Health - Dr Foster Limited and NHS Digital.


My previous role was the Data Manager for The National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at Imperial College London, under the research theme Applied Data Linkage - Syndromic Surveillance and Modelling.

I came to Imperial from the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health at University College London. I worked on several projects including: helping to develop and maintain epiLab (a secure virtual research environment), project managing SERPent (investigating the use of DDI metadata to represent clinical studies), epiLab-SS (an ISO-27001 certified research environment). I also trained and supported research groups on electronic data capture and management (databases, data integration, REDCap, NADA).