Ms Katherine O'Sullivan

Ms Katherine O'Sullivan
Ms Katherine O'Sullivan
Ms Katherine O'Sullivan

Operational Lead

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211 Health Sciences Building
Foresterhill Campus
AB25 2ZD

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Digital & Information Services


Katherine (Kate) O'Sullivan is the Operational Lead for the Grampian Data Safe Haven (DaSH), part of the Directorate of Digital and Information Services. She is responsible for ensuring all elements of the Safe Haven are in place, including governance and research project support, confidentiality and data privacy, and documentation of processes within the DaSH trusted research environment. Kate comes from a background in academia and project management of data teams, and has research interest in trustworthiness and transparency within trusted research environments, data provenance, data linkage, improving governance for research conducted in the public good, and health inequalities. Kate holds an Honorary Contract with NHS Grampian and is a qualified Agile Project Manager.


  • Agile Project Management (Foundation and Practitioner) 
    2021 - APMG 
  • MA English with Honors 
    2003 - University of Rochester 
  • BA History with Honors 
    2000 - University of Rochester 

Internal Memberships

Grampian Data Safe Haven Steering Committee

Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Database (AMND) Steering Committee

The AMND Steering Committee was set up to be responsible for the future preservation of the access to the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank with data from 1949 onwards.

Latest Publications

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Research Overview

Health Informatics, Data Provenance, Metadata, Open Science, Public Health, Artificial Intelligence


Teaching Responsibilities

PU 5532: Health Informatics


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Books and Reports

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