Who we are

Prof Peter Christen

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Computer Science

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Peter Christen is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. Before moving to Australia, he received his Diploma in Computer Science Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1995 and his PhD in Computer Science from the University...

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Dr Tom Clemens

SLS Support Officer & Research Fellow

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Tom is based in Edinburgh and has been part of the Demographic, Socio-Economic and Environmental Data Linkage arm of the Scottish Health Informatics Programme (SHIP) since March 2011. He graduated with a first class BA degree in Human Geography from...

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Dr Fiona Cox

SLS Support Officer & Research Fellow
CALLS Hub, Project Manager

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Fiona works as a Support Officer on the Scottish Longitudinal Study, and is based in St Andrews. Additionally, Fiona has recently taken up the post of Co-ordinator for the newly commissioned Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub)....

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Prof Alan Dearle

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Computer Science

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Alan Dearle, BSc, PhD is Dean of the Faculty of Science. He is an experimental Computer Scientist whose primary research interests are in the confluence of programming languages, databases, middleware, distributed systems and operating systems. He is a double graduate...

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Prof Chris Dibben

LSCS Director
SLS, Prinicipal Investigator
CALLS Hub, Principal Investigator
Digitising Scotland, Principal Investigator

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Chris is Director of the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland. He is also Principal-Investigator on the CALLS Hub and Director of the Administrative Data Liaison Service. Chris has worked on, amongst other subjects, epidemiological studies into recovery after heart attacks, the...

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Dawn Everington

SLS Support Officer & Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

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Dawn is based in the SLS Research cluster in Edinburgh. Previous SLS research involved looking at the risk factors and consequences of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).  Before that she  worked in the Scottish Census Quality...

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Angela Fallon

LSCS Administrative Assistant, Univ of Edinburgh

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Angela Fallon joined the LSCS Team on 11th April 2016 as Administrative Assistant. Angela was previously employed by the University of Edinburgh working on Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage. She has over 13 years experience working for the University of...

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Dr Zhiqiang Feng

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography & Geographical Information Science

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Dr Zhiqiang Feng’s research interests cover population geography, health geography, health inequalities, GIS, spatial analysis, longitudinal models, multilevel models, migration, commuting, and fuzzy classification. Publications Flowerdew, R, Feng, Z and Manley, D (2006) Constructing data zones for Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics. Computers,...

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Robin Frost

SLS Project Manager, NRS

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Robin joined the team as SLS Project Manager and represents National Records of Scotland in the project team. He has recently completed a PhD in Environmental Science, and an MSc in Environmental Informatics at Lancaster University. Prior to that, Robin...

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Dr Eilidh Garrett

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Historical Demography

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Eilidh graduated from St Andrews University before obtaining her doctorate at the University of Sheffield. She has had a long association with the Cambridge Group for the History of Social Structure, working on the historical demography of the British Isles...

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Zengyi Huang

Senior Database Developer/Database Manager

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Zengyi is a senior database developer for the SLS and the database manager for Digitising Scotland project (DS). He has been working within the LSCS based at the National Records for Scotland (NRS) in Edinburgh since 2001. During the construction...

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Dr Graham Kirby

Digitising Scotland, Computer Science Lead

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Graham Kirby is a computer scientist based in St Andrews, with research interests in distributed systems, programming languages, autonomic management, distributed storage and peer-to-peer systems. He is now involved in the Digitising Scotland project, with particular interests in record linkage and automatic classification...

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Darren Lightfoot

ADLS Manager

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Darren joined the University of St Andrews in 2006 as the Project Officer for a national social housing project. In 2009 he set up and now manages the ESRC Administrative Data Liaison Service, which supports the research use of administrative...

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Joan Nolan

SLS Database Manager & Systems Developer

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Joan is a database manager and systems developer for the SLS team at GROS and her responsibilities include the initial setting up and ongoing maintenance requirements for the SLS database. She also provides support to users. Joan’s background is in...

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Dr Beata Nowok

SYLLS project, Research Fellow

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Beata works on the Synthetic Data Estimation for UK Longitudinal Studies (SYLLS) project, a collaboration between the LSCS and UCL. She is based in Edinburgh. Beata obtained an MSc in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems from the Warsaw School of...

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Prof Gillian Raab

SLS Statistician
SYLLS Researcher

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Gillian Raab is an applied statistician whose fields of application are chiefly in medical and social statistics. Her methodological interests include survey research, methods for dealing with missing data and various aspects of the design and analysis of clinical trials....

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Dr Alice Reid

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Historical Demography

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Alice is a Lecturer at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Geography Department, University of Cambridge. She is a historical demographer and has specialised in investigating the influences on infant and maternal health in the...

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Dr Lee Williamson

LSCS Deputy Director
Digitising Scotland, Project Manager

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Lee works as a research fellow for the Scottish Longitudinal Studies Centre, part of the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development in School of Geography & Geosciences. She is based in Edinburgh. Lee obtained an MSc in Applied Statistics from...

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