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. 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.

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).

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

Head of SRS Data & Governance, 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.

Rose Elliott

Rose Elliott

Head of Strategic Data Curation, Office for National Statistics

Rose is responsible for building the range of strategic data sets that are available for research. She works closely with data providers to understand their data and is progressing several opportunities where linking across datasets can provide a greater insight for research. She brings her knowledge of 2021 Census questionnaire development and data linkage techniques to the role.

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