Prof Lorna Fraser is a Senior Lecturer and NIHR Fellow in Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. She studied medicine at the University of Aberdeen and was a paediatrician in Scotland before becoming an academic. Lorna undertook an MSc and PhD at the University of Leeds. Lorna’s main research interests are the epidemiology of chronic disease in children especially life-limiting conditions and the equitable provision of services for these children. Prof Fraser has a good understanding of both the importance of patient confidentiality and the necessity for high quality robust research to improve the quality of life and the quality of care for our population.