Patrick Coffey

Data Architect


Masters of Data Science, James Cook University, 2021


Darwin – Royal Darwin Hospital


Patrick Coffey is a Data Architect in the Territory Kidney Care Project and an avid practitioner of software development and data analysis/visualization. He enjoys assisting and teaching colleagues to better understand the ins and outs of manipulating and processing data.

Patrick has worked in or around Health Data almost all of his professional life. Initially while working as a data coordinator submitting federal reports, like the OSR and AHKPI's, he gained an innate skill and passion for processing and the manipulation of data. After providing business analysis and reporting support for one of the largest HERs in the Northern Territory he pivoted his career to assist the data migration from the legacy EHR’s to the NT’s new integrated care platform “Acacia”. One day he hopes to complete a PhD and again shift his professional focus to more research-related activities.

Currently, he resides on the TKC team at Menzies working alongside Dr Abeyaratne undertaking the redesign, migration, and upgrade of the TKC system's underlying data processing engine.

  1. Burgess, C. P., Sinclair, G., Ramjan, M., Coffey, P. J., Connors, C. M., & Katekar, L. V. (2015). Strengthening cardiovascular disease prevention in remote indigenous communities in Australia's Northern Territory. Heart, lung & circulation, 24(5), 450–457.