Chris Farmer Chris Farmer is a consultant renal physician based in Canterbury, Kent. In 2009 he was appointed as Associate Medical Director of East Kent Hospitals with a particular responsibility for Information Management &Technology. His research interests are in the epidemiology of acute and chronic kidney disease and the development of clinical decision support systems to improve patient safety in both in primary and secondary care. He was involved in the NEOERICA study of chronic kidney disease and the development of SEiK (System for Early Intervention in Kidney Disease). Recently he with the research group has developed a live system for identifying acute kidney disease and are developing Baysian models for predicting AKI in patients admitted to hospital. The research group are also studying cute kidney disease in the community and its impact on survival and progression of chronic kidney disease.