Kellie Peters and Regina Lally are the founding Directors of Databasix. Kellie tempted Regina into the world of NHS data management in 2004. Since then, they have worked together to demonstrate how amazing data can be to those who are not quite sure, a little bit scared or downright terrified of the data they collect.
Together, they developed a people-focused approach to data management, which aimed to improve data quality and encourage ownership at a local level. This approach improved the relevance and robustness of data, and so people at all levels trusted the outputs to make decisions and monitor performance accurately.
They have worked together across a variety of data projects during their NHS careers, including designing and implementing the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Dataset for England. Since stepping outside of the Public Sector in January 2015 to set up Databasix, they have enjoyed the variety of projects which draw on their skill set across different sectors; a selection have linked closely to their healthcare and information governance expertise, whilst other projects have focused on their expertise in engaging people in collecting high quality data to the benefit of their business and decision-making.
Top 3 Things about Kellie:
- Kellie is genuinely excited by data. When you meet her, you’ll see her enthusiasm, and it’s infectious.
- She’s a little accident-prone. Beware of water or coffee cups in her hands when wearing white!
- She’s completed Blenheim Triathlon three times.
Top 3 Things about Regina:
- Regina studied languages at University and uses those translation skills to make data requirements relevant to people’s everyday roles, making it a little more understandable for everyone.
- She’s a Spurs fan – don’t hold it against her! Her friendship with Kellie is based on a mutual dislike of the other North London club.
- She runs, a lot! Mainly so she can enjoy chocolate biscuits at the morning coffee break.