My experiences include various healthcare professional, public health and health services researcher roles. Whilst I acknowledge that the re-use of health and administrative data is vital to improving the health and wellbeing of the population, I believe that this must be conducted in trustworthy ways and always with active involvement of the public. As an member of the HDR UK Public Advisory Board, I have provided a public perspective and strategic advice, and served in this capacity until January 2022. Over the past four years, I have worked alongside the Institute’s colleagues across the organisation, helping to demonstrate trustworthiness in its endeavours and to provide accessible transparency. I am also a member of the Assessment Panel for the selection of the Digital Innovation Hubs and have contributed to their subsequent milestone assessments. I have provided input into the milestone assessments of the two additional research hubs. I have also been involved in the National Core Study Data and Connectivity programme and was a public member of its Delivery Group from its inception and stepped down after helping to recruit additional public members. I will continue to be a member of the programme’s wider public advisory group and the recently formed Independent Advisory Group. I have joined the BHF Data Science Centre as a public contributor to the Approvals and Oversight Board for CVD-COVID-UK/COVID-IMPACT, where I will help to ensure that the requests to use our data demonstrate trustworthiness and their subsequent research outputs will be of benefit to the public.