Andy Boyd is a data scientist in the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Bristol Medical School. He is also technical lead for data linkage at the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, for which he designs research infrastructure to facilitate publicly acceptable data science. Through the CLOSER cohort consortium, he lobbies the UK government and data owners to establish a more permissive, yet secure, environment for research data sharing. 


With increasingly complex data, how data interacts with diplomacy will transform diplomatic interactions, from eliminating barriers, building communities, and fostering diplomatic relationships.