Our People

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 and national bodies relating to health informatics and health-related research. 

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. 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). 

Pete Stokes

Pete Stokes

Deputy Director, Research Services & Data Access, Office for National Statistics

Pete is responsible for access to unpublished data through the Office for National Statistics (ONS), including research use of data from across government, through the Secure Research Service (SRS). He leads the ONS contribution to ADR UK, and the accreditation of researchers, projects and processors, under the Digital Economy Act, more widely. Pete has worked for ONS since 1998, in roles leading various aspects of the 2011 Census, public policy analysis and the production of regional and local statistics.

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