Mr Symons was recruited by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi in 2010 as an Honorary Research Fellow. He currently leads and lectures on behalf of the Big Data & Analytical Unit (BDAU), which provides consultancy on data visualisation, data acquisition, data evaluation, product design and evaluation, service architecture, and clinical data research.
In May of 2015, he joined full time to run the BDAU. Since this time the unit has added over 100 researchers from 3 faculties. In addition, Mr Symons started the Healthcare Data Working Group (HDWG) aimed at improving utilisation and dissemination of healthcare data and research.
Mr Symons has nearly 2 decades of experience in application design and deployment. For more information on his qualifications please see his LinkedIn profile.