Alison Park

Alison Park

Senior Responsible Officer, ADR UK

Professor Alison Park is  interim Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for ADR UK. Professor Park joined ESRC as Director of Research in January 2019. Prior to joining ESRC she was Professor of Social Research and Director of Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER). Professor Park was awarded a CBE for services to social sciences in the 2018 New Year Honours and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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. She is also part of the ADR UK Leadership Committee. 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.

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) and a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee. 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.

Elizabeth Nelson

Public Engagement, Comms & Impact Manager, ADRC-NI (ADR Northern Ireland)

Elizabeth is Public Engagement, Communications & Impact Manager for the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI), where her remit includes developing partnerships with voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups as well as policymakers. Based in the School of Nursing at Ulster University, Elizabeth holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law from Queen's University Belfast, and completed an honours Political Science degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Elizabeth was previously the Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer for the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities. She has extensive experience in engaging with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and enhancing the participation of these groups in politics, research and policymaking.

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