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.

Samantha Livingstone

Project Administrator, ADRC-NI (ADR Northern Ireland)

Samantha is the Project Administrator for the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). Samantha is responsible for all the administration associated with the programme, including acting as first point of contact for project-related questions.

Chris Dibben

Chris Dibben

Co-director, ADR Scotland (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research)

Professor Chris Dibben is Director of the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR), and is Chair of Geography at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh. He is co-lead for the ADR Scotland partnership, and runs a team of researchers working on the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Strategic Impact Programme, exploring data relating to health and wellbeing impacts of commuting, education, and Scotland’s New Towns. Chris is also a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee.

Roger Halliday

Roger Halliday

Co-director, ADR Scotland (Scottish Government)

Roger is the Scottish Government’s Chief Statistician and Data Officer. He has overall responsibility for the coordination and implementation of professional standards that help maintain trustworthiness in the use of data, its quality, and that deliver improved outcomes for people in Scotland. Roger is co-director of ADR Scotland and a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee.

Alessia Morris

Alessia Morris

Head of Data Sharing & Linkage Unit, ADR Scotland (Scottish Government)

Alessia is the senior officer within Scottish Government responsible for maximising the impact of the ADR Scotland investment. As a dually qualified Italian/Scottish Solicitor and Notary Public, Alessia had a former career in private practice, and since joining the Scottish Government she has led on a number of change programmes in fast-paced and high profile policy areas.

Tracey Dart

Tracey Dart

Executive Manager, SCADR (ADR Scotland)

Tracey is responsible for the development and delivery of the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR)'s programmes and, together with colleagues in Scottish Government, for the successful delivery of the ADR Scotland programme of work. She has extensive experience of management within universities and supporting senior academics in the development and implementation of strategy, most recently as Director of Professional Services in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

David Ford

David Ford

Co-Director, ADR Wales (Swansea University)

David is Professor of Informatics at Swansea University and Co-Director of ADR Wales. David leads the SAIL Databank and is also responsible for the development and use of Swansea’s Secure e-Research Platform (SeRP). David is the principal investigator and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Register and is also the deputy Director of the Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) site for Wales and Northern Ireland. David is Co-Investigator on a number of research grants including Healthwise Wales, Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy (CHERISH-DE) and National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH). David is an active member of numerous committees, including the ADR UK Leadership Committee, and national bodies relating to health informatics and health-related research. 

Stephanie Howarth

Stephanie Howarth

Co-Director, ADR Wales (Welsh Government)

Stephanie is the Welsh Government’s Chief Statistician. She has overall responsibility for statistics, geographic analysis and data science within the Welsh Government, as well as the leadership of the statistical system in Wales. Stephanie is Co-Director of ADR Wales and a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee.

Glyn Jones

Glyn Jones

Co-Director, ADR Wales (Welsh Government)

Glyn has held the position of Chief Statistician for the Welsh Government since 2013 and is the Co-Director of ADR Wales and a member of the ADR UK Leadership Committee. Glyn has been a member of the Government Statistical Service since 2000. As Chief Statistician, Glyn is responsible for the production of official statistics produced by the Welsh Government and plays a lead role in cross-administration statistical issues. Glyn was previously a member of the Board for the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). 

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