ADR UK Researcher Symposium - Understanding inequalities: What can administrative data research tell us?

Tuesday 4 June, 14:00 - 16:00

This ADR UK Researcher Symposium will bring together researchers working on a range of topics, from the experiences of people with severe mental illness, to ethnic inequalities in the justice system. Speakers will share their findings and explore what research using public sector data can tell us about inequalities in our society, and how these inequalities might be connected.  

Register now to hear how administrative data research can provide the insights that policymakers need to improve people’s lives. 


  • 14:00 - 14:10: Chair's introduction
  • 14:10 - 14:30: Professor Gerry Leavey, Ulster University – Social exclusion of people with severe mental illness
  • 14:30 - 14:50: Dr Iain Atherton, Edinburgh Napier University – The potential of nurses’ data as a basis to understand inequalities in health
  • 14:50 - 15:10: Liv Underwood, Centre for Applied Data Ethics - Data ethics policy in practice
  • 15:10 - 15:15: Break
  • 15:15 - 15:35: Professor Ashley Akbari, Swansea University – Using linked population-scale data to research ethnic inequalities during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • 15:35 - 15:55: Dr Kitty Lymperopoulou, University of Plymouth – Ethnic inequalities in sentencing
  • 15:55 - 16:00: Closing reflections.

Each presentation will include time for audience questions.

Who should attend? 

This event is for anyone with an interest in research insights to tackle societal inequalities. This includes all researchers – whether you’re familiar with administrative data or not – as well as policymakers, practitioners and professionals working in the voluntary and community sector.  

How to register

Register for your free place at this online symposium via Eventbrite:

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