Ellen Coughlan Programme Manager

Data analytics team
Ellen Coughlan

Ellen joined the Health Foundation in June 2019 as Programme Manager, supporting better analytics in the health and care system. 

Working within the Data Analytics directorate, Ellen focuses on ensuring that everyone’s health and care benefits from analytics and data driven technology. She manages a programme of work seeking to build analytical capability within health and care. This portfolio includes the Advancing Applied Analytics programme that has awarded funds to teams from each corner of the UK who deploy analytics to tackle real world problems. The programme also seeks to build capability by supporting analytical communities and improving demand for quality analysis.

Ellen’s background is in primary care, having led an analytics unit in a large GP Federation. In this role she oversaw the delivery of a linked dataset with partners across the system and designed analytics frameworks to improve service planning and delivery in general practice.

Following an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London, Ellen has an MSc in Health Psychology from the University of Bath.

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Data-driven tools in health and care


Ellen Coughlan reflects on a recent workshop, exploring key questions about how to develop...


Recognising excellence in health care data analytics


As the winners of the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics are...


Strengthening social care analytics during the pandemic and beyond


Adam Steventon, Sarah Deeny and Ellen Coughlan explore how we can support better data analytics for...

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