Vanessa Cox joined the then MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit in 1991. Her initial role was as an analyst programmer responsible for IT and data processing aspects of a number of the Unit’s projects, particularly the Hertfordshire Cohort Studies.
Since becoming the IT manager in 2003, Vanessa has been responsible for managing the Unit IT department, a team of programmers, analysts and data entry assistants. Alongside that she handles the management of IT policies and advises on data security and protection within the Unit. Her primary interest is in maintaining the reputation of the Unit for producing high quality research data.