Paul Johnson

Data Scientist with Experience Across Social Science & Healthcare


M.A. Political Science
University of Houston 2017 — 2020

M.Sc. Global Politics
University of Southampton 2011 — 2012

B.A. Politics
University of Sussex 2008 — 2011

Selected Work Experience

Principal Data Scientist

NHS South, Central and West CSU Nov 2021 — Present

  • Providing technical expertise in analytics and research-focused projects across the organisation, including experimental and observational analysis of healthcare interventions.
  • Developing and deploying machine learning models, such as forecasting daily event counts in Urgent and Emergency Care Services and a clustering model identifying similar GP practices.
  • Leading the development of organisational expertise in data science, including training and mentoring colleagues in statistics, machine learning, and programming.
  • Supporting the development of SCW’s infrastructure for developing and deploying data science.

Associate BI Consultant

NHS South, Central and West CSU April 2021 — Nov 2021

  • Led research on wider determinants of health inequalities and the role of deprivation in health outcomes.
  • Supported the Population Health Analytics team with research design, statistical modelling, and the visualisation and communication of findings.

Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant

University of Houston July 2017 — Dec 2020

  • Built natural language processing models for research into political language in legal texts.
  • Supported the Political Party Database Project in the administration of the expert survey and maintenance of the project website.
  • Assisted in teaching courses, including Intro to Comparative Politics, Mexican Politics, Comparative Elections, and Media & Politics.

Fundraising Manager: Product Innovation

Marie Curie Aug 2016 — July 2017

  • Managed Marie Curie’s largest regular fundraising campaign (Fundraising My Way), resulting in a significant increase in donations compared to the previous year.
  • Assisted in the development of new fundraising products and the innovation of existing campaigns.

Events & Corporate Fundraiser

World Child Cancer July 2015 — April 2016

  • Developed, recruited, and managed the charity’s largest fundraising event to date (Kilimanjaro trek) and various major events (Ride 100, Great North Run), significantly contributing to fundraising efforts.
  • Supported the Head of Corporate Fundraising in successful corporate partnerships, enhancing the charity’s fundraising initiatives.

Further Work Experience

Various Administrative Roles

Charity Sector & NHS

  • Family for Every Child – Events Coordinator
  • University Hospital Southampton – Oncology Outpatient Clerk
  • University Hospital Southampton – Income Management Assistant