Frank Sullivan is a medical graduate of Glasgow University (Scotland, United Kingdom). Following clinical training in the West of Scotland, fourteen years as a partner in a practice in Blantyre during which time he completed a PhD and a year’s work in the Seychelles he was appointed to the NHS Tayside chair of Research and Development in General Practice and Primary Care in the University of Dundee. Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care since 2007, he is now also the Director of the Division of Clinical & Population Sciences & Education in Dundee. Frank Sullivan’s research interests lie mainly in health informatics and community based trials, covering the spectrum from record-linkage of electronic health records to decision support to the evaluation of complex interventions. He has published widely on a number of different types of primary care research notably in the management of long-term conditions such as diabetes and coronary heart disease in the community. He led the Bell’s trial which involved more than half of all general medical practices in Scotland whose main paper in the NEJM won the BMA research paper of the year in 2009. In the past, Frank Sullivan was Director of the East of Scotland Primary Care Research Network (EastRen) and a member the MRC College of experts 2005-9 and of the Member UK Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research (OSCHR) E-Health Records Board. In this latter role, he worked as scientific advisor to External Reference group of the Research for Patient Benefit work programme of Connecting for Health which is increasing access to electronic records for research in the UK. More recently this work has extended to two large European projects which extract and link primary care and research data. He was a co-author of the BMJ series and book on Health Informatics.