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Mr Arron Lacey

Lecturer, Medicine

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602023

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Arron Lacey is a Lecturer in Health Data Science and Natural Language Processing at the Swansea University Medical School. Dr Lacey has been based in the SAIL Databank at the Medical School since 2011 following a BSc in Physics, MScs in Computer Science and a PhD in Healthcare Studies at Swansea University.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Health Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Programming
  • Statistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr Lacey is currently module lead for the following modules: 
PM-272 Introduction to Health Data Science (BSc Population Health) 
PM-365 Introduction to Machine Learning in Healthcare (BSc Population Health) 
PM-402 Machine Learning in Healthcare (MSc Health Data Science)  


Dr Lacey leads Natural Language Processing research at SUMS which aims to use a range of techniques including machine learning, programming and software architecture to automate the process of converting unstructured clinical texts into structured databases. 

 Dr Lacey has published extensively using the SAIL Databank in the areas of cardiovascular disease and epilepsy population health. Dr Lacey is also interested in using bioinformatics and routinely collected data towards precision medicine research.  


Dr Lacey has collaborated with King’s College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University in Natural Language Processing research.