Dr Lee Williamson

LSCS/SLS Co-Director
Digitising Scotland, Project Manager

Contact Dr Lee Williamson

Lee works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Longitudinal Studies Centre – Scotland, part of the Research Institute of Geography and The Lived Environment in School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Lee obtained a PhD on “Population projections by small areas and ethnic groups – developing strategies for demographic rate estimation” at the University of Manchester. Her methodological interests include demographic methods and longitudinal techniques. Her research interests include demography, fertility behaviour; inequality, heath and mortality; birth parity; early life; historical demography; population projections.

Lee’s main research projects can be viewed online and her publications from the University of Edinburgh staff page

Recent Publications

Kirby, G., Dearle, A., Akgun, O., Garrett, E., Christen, P., Dibben, C. & Williamson, L. (2019). Linking Vital Event Records Using Family Groups. Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History. https://doi.org/10.1080/01615440.2019.1571466

Playford, C.J., Dibben, C. & Williamson, L. (2017). Socioeconomic disadvantage, fetal environment and child development: linked Scottish administrative records based study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:203. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0698-4

Silverwood, R.J., Williamson, L., Grundy, E.M. & De Stavola, B.L. (2016). Pathways between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Childhood Growth in the Scottish Longitudinal Study, 1991–2001. PLoS One. 11(10). ISSN 1932-6203. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164853