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Sam Sansome


Head of Data Management

Sam is Head of Data management for the China Kadoorie Biobank at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), University of Oxford where he leads a team consisting of Senior Data Scientists and Data Analysts. Sam has overall responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining CKB data management strategy, including processes and associated technology, for the purpose of processing, uploading and curating health data, and to ensure these processes remain fit for purpose for a range of complex data types over the longer term.  

Sam spent the majority of his career gaining a wealth of experiencing across all aspects of data and database management within the financial services sector. During his time in the financial services sector, Sam was the Mainframe Database Manager during one of the largest and most complex Banking IT integrations ever undertaken working across multiple sites in the UK. His specific focus was on delivering an integrated online customer information service and internet banking platform for over 30 million customers.  

Sam took the opportunity to further develop his career and his desire to work in an academic environment by graduating from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Statistics and to pursue his interest in multi-dimensional data and data from new and heterogeneous sources. Sam joined the University of Oxford in early 2013