Emma Gordon

Emma Gordon

Director, ADR UK & ADR England

Dr Emma Gordon is Director of the ADR UK Strategic Hub and Director of ADR England. 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, and is Interim Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS). 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. 

Claire McLoughlin

Project Manager, ADRC-NI (ADR NI)

Claire McLoughlin is the Project Manager for the Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). She is the lead for the operational coordination of the ADRC within the ADR NI partnership, managing the delivery of the ADRC research programmes, and will be based at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences within Queen’s University Belfast. Claire has joined ADRC with extensive experience working in higher education and the community & voluntary sector.

Jon Smart

Head of Programmes, ADR Wales (Swansea University)

Jon is Head of Programmes and Chief Operating Officer in Swansea University Data Science. Jon is an experienced senior manager who has successfully delivered a wide range of large strategic programmes and projects in the public, private and third sectors across the UK and internationally. Jon is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a PRINCE2©, MSP©, and Agile© registered practitioner and SCRUM Master©. Jon’s role is to manage all aspects of delivery of Swansea University’s role in ADR Wales, and, with colleagues in Welsh Government, to input into the operations of ADR UK.

Bill South

Bill South

Research Service and Data Access Deputy Director, Office for National Statistics

Bill leads the Secure Research Service (SRS) Data and Governance team at the Office for National Statistics (ONS). He is responsible for making datasets from ONS and across government available for research use, working closely with ADR UK partners. His team also provides statistical support to approved researchers working in the SRS. Bill has worked for ONS since 2003 in a variety of roles.

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