Our People

Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer Rubin

Senior Responsible Officer, ADR UK

Professor Jennifer Rubin is Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for ADR UK. Jennifer is UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)'s Champion for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, leading on the Healthy Ageing and Next Generation Services streams of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London and former Director of the Policy Institute there, Jennifer has spent 25 years leading research programmes and Institutes inside and outside academia and advising governments internationally across a range of societal challenges.

Emma Gordon

Emma Gordon

Director, ADR UK

Dr Emma Gordon is Director of the Strategic Hub for ADR UK. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the programme, leading on the coordination of the partnership and engagement with senior stakeholders, to improve access and analysis of administrative data to inform policy decisions. Emma joined ADR UK from HM Treasury, where she led the team supporting government economists and social researchers across government. Prior to this, Emma was Head of Health Analysis at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and at the start of her career was a post-doctoral researcher on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Head of Strategic Research, Impact & Communications, ADR UK Strategic Hub

Paul is responsible for coordinating the research initiatives of ADR UK, and communicating the impact they will have. Paul joined ADR UK from the UK Statistics Authority where he was Head of Legal and International Relations. Prior to that, Paul was the first Director of CESSDA, the European network of social science data archives. Paul has worked on Census data quality, the development of the National Statistics Code of Practice, the Government Statistical Service protocols and guidance for data sharing, and established the Approved Researcher and Microdata Release Panel practices of the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Rosie French

Rosie French

Head of Coordination, Operations & Governance, ADR UK Strategic Hub

Rosie is responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting the successful operational delivery of the ADR UK partnership towards its shared strategic objectives. Rosie and her team work closely alongside the Office for National Statistics, ADR Directors and Chief Statisticians in the devolved administrations to develop and implement effective systems to deliver the operational functions of ADR UK within its governance structure. Prior to working at ADR UK, Rosie worked as a programme manager at UCL, including for the Cohorts and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources consortium (CLOSER). She has a variety of public sector experience in local government and other non-departmental public bodies.

Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow

Strategic Lead for Communications & Campaigns, ADR UK Strategic Hub

Ed leads the Strategic Hub’s Communications and Engagement team, which is responsible for conveying the potential of ADR UK’s work at a UK-wide level, engaging with the public, researchers, government and other stakeholders. He also Chairs the ADR UK Communications Steering Group (CSG), which ensures messaging is joined-up across the partnership. Before joining ADR UK, Ed worked in communications roles for a number of third sector organisations, most recently the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), where he also led on alcohol and other drug policy.

Dermot O'Reilly

Dermot O'Reilly

Director, ADRC-NI (ADR Northern Ireland)

Professor Dermot O'Reilly is Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). He is based at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, specialises in Public Health and Social Epidemiology and has carried out extensive research into health inequalities. His interests focus on the effective use of routine data collections to further our understanding of disease and social causes and how this affects society.

Siobhan Carey

Siobhan Carey

Registrar General & Chief Executive, NISRA (ADR Northern Ireland)

Siobhan is a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee, in her role as Chief Statistician for Northern Ireland. She is also the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency’s (NISRA) Chief Executive and Registrar General. Siobhan has extensive experience as a Government statistician, most recently as Chief Statistician in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and as a Deputy Director in the Office for National Statistics.

Gerry Leavey

Deputy Director, ADRC-NI (ADR Northern Ireland)

Professor Gerry Leavey is Deputy Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). He is also Director of the Bamford Centre in Ulster University. Prior to this he lived in London, serving as the Director of Research for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and as a researcher in the Department of Mental Health Sciences, UCL. A social scientist, he has a BSc in Policy Studies (University of North London), an MSc in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and a PhD in Medical Sociology (University College London). He is currently Co-Lead for the Clinical Research Network in Mental Health (Northern Ireland).

Frances Burns

Programme Manager, ADRC-NI (ADR Northern Ireland)

Dr Frances Burns is Programme Manager for the Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). Frances is based at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast and holds a degree in business with economics and a PhD exploring the factors effecting realisation of research impact. As Programme Manager, Frances is the lead for coordination and communication between the Centre partnerships within Northern Ireland, and represents the Centre to the Strategic Hub and our funders, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Deborah Lyness

Head of Demographic Statistics Branch, NISRA (ADR Northern Ireland)

Deborah is a Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA) Senior Principal Statistician with oversight of production of vital events official statistics, the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measures and the NISRA Research Support Unit, a team supporting both the ADR NI and the NI Longitudinal Study. She also heads project development and impact delivery for the NISRA part of the ADR NI. Deborah joined the ADR NI from her role heading the Statistics Branch in the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Prior to this she led production of a number of key NI economic statistics and has also held a number of statistical roles in the criminal justice area including with the NI Youth Justice Agency and Department of justice. She has a BSc in Psychology and a MSSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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