ADR UK three years in: Harnessing the power of administrative data in the age of Covid-19 livestream

13:00-14:00: ADR UK at three: Progress and potential

Keynote speech by Hetan Shah, Chief Executive of The British Academy'The Covid Decade: a pandemic with a long shadow and what this might mean for data'.

What ADR UK has achieved since 2018 and what’s yet to come, including the launch of ADR England, chaired by Dr Emma Gordon, Director, ADR UK.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Chris Dibben, Chair in Geography, University of Edinburgh & Co-Director, ADR Scotland
  • Professor David Ford, Professor of Health Informatics, Swansea University & Co-Director, ADR Wales
  • Professor Dermot O’Reilly, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast & Co-Director, ADR Northern Ireland
  • Dr Alex Sutherland, Chief Scientist, Behavioural Insights Team

14:15-15:15: Data access and the Covid effect

How has the Covid-19 pandemic impacted access to administrative data for policy-relevant research? Chaired by Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, Scottish Government & Co-Director, ADR Scotland.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Andrew Engeli, Deputy-Director, Innovation & Partnerships and Environmental Monitoring for Health Protection, Data and Data Science Directorate, Joint Biosecurity Centre
  • Stephanie Howarth, Chief Statistician for Welsh Government & Co-Director of ADR Wales
  • Carole Morris, Head of Service for Public Health Scotland
  • Bill South, Acting Deputy Director, Research Services and Data Access Division, Office for National Statistics

15:30-16:30: Research for public good

How can and should policymakers, academics, the third sector and the public alike be involved in administrative data research? Chaired by Ed Humpherson, Director General, Office for Statistics Regulation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Ruth Gilbert, University College London, Principal Investigator for the ECHILD project
  • John Hughes, Researcher & Statistician, Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA)
  • Dr Aideen Maguire, Lecturer in Public Health, Queen's University Belfast
  • Toby Ogun, Social Researcher, Ministry of Justice (Data First)