Vanessa Gregory

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Position:Head of Informatics

Telephone:01865 857233


Vanessa Gregory is the Head of Informatics for the Diabetes Trials Unit. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the UKPDS Risk Engine, UKPDS Outcomes Model and HOMA calculator. She designs and develops software used internally in DTU, writing multi-user programs for data management, process control and information systems, and assists in the development and maintenance of the DTU network and servers.

Her role also involves implementing custom programming for DTU Trial eCRFs. She worked extensively on custom software and systems to support the ACE trial which was translated into Mandarin and was conducted in China. This included randomisation, medication allocation and site payment systems, and the development of a clinical coding integration.

She joined the DTU in 2008, after 18 years working in the software industry. Her past experience includes development of commercial application software for web design, desktop publishing and risk analysis, on a wide-range of programming systems and platforms. Her specialties are multi-lingual software, implementation of mathematical models and parallel computing. She has a degree from the University of Oxford in mathematics and philosophy.

Latest publications

Estimating risk factor progression equations for the UKPDS Outcomes Model 2 (UKPDS 90)
Jose Leal et al.
Diabet Med. 2021;38:e14656