Chris Orton is a Programme Manager at Swansea University, managing the Swansea involvement in the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) BREATHE Digital Innovation Hub, leading on the operations and development of the BREATHE Data workstream.

Chris is also operations lead for the Swansea component of the MRC-funded Dementias Platform UK, which comprises operating and developing the DPUK Data Portal and its connected technologies.

Chris has experience in research infrastructure development and deployment of technologies to meet UK and international research initiatives, particularly with regard to cohort studies and routine data from NHS and government sources. He has a background in project and programme management and has been working with the Health Informatics Group at Swansea University since 2012 in various roles, working with the SAIL Databank, Farr Institute, IPDLN, and now HDR UK. Chris continues to work with senior management in Swansea and across HDR UK on national strategy for infrastructure and research development, and with analysts worldwide supporting their research on the UK Secure eResearch Platform at Swansea.