AWISS Team Members

Professor Ronan Lyons


Ronan Lyons, MD, FFPH, FFPHM (RCRPI), FLS  is Professor of Public Health at Swansea University, Honorary Consultant in Public Health with Public Health Wales NHS Trust and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia. He is also Director of the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, Research Director with Health Data Research UK, and Co- Co-Director of the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank, the national privacy protecting research infrastructure for Wales.  

His interest in injury surveillance, prevention and control dates from his early experiences working in emergency departments. He set up the West Glamorgan Injury Surveillance System in 1993, the predecessor of AWISS. Prof Lyons has played a leading role in in the development of injury surveillance and measurement of the population burden of injuries in the UK, Europe and across the world. In 2012, he became chair of the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics



Samantha Turner

Sam is a researcher/data analyst based at Swansea University Medical School.  Sam is involved in several injury related projects including AWISS, the European Injury Data Base (IDB), and is currently working on a research funding proposal to evaluate the impact of fire and rescue service interventions on health.


Jane Lyons

Jane is a data analyst based at Swansea University Medical School. Jane works on several injury related projects such as AWISS, the evaluation of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS) as well as collaborating with colleagues from the International Collaborative Effort on Injury Statistics and Methods consortium to compare the burden of injury in Wales internationally.