Scottish Longitudinal Study
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The SLS team

Dr Tom Clemens

Support Officer, Research Fellow, Univ of Edinburgh

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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 Lancaster University (2006), followed by an MRes (2007) and PhD (2012)...

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Dr Fiona Cox

Support Officer, Research Fellow, Univ of St Andrews

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Fiona works as a Support Officer on the Scottish Longitudinal Study, and is based in St Andrews. In 2012 Fiona also took up the post of Co-ordinator for the Census and Administrative data LongitudinaL Studies Hub (CALLS Hub). Fiona has a background in Psychology, but has worked for a number...

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Prof Chris Dibben

LSCS Director, Univ of Edinburgh

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Chris is Director of the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland. He is also Director of the Administrative Data Liaison Service and ADRC (Scotland). Chris has worked on, amongst other subjects, epidemiological studies into recovery after heart attacks, the causes of Low Birth Weight, the survival of drug misusers and the impact...

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Dawn Everington

Support Officer, Researcher,
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 Assurance Team for 2 years and earlier work involved health...

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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 Edinburgh as a PA, Project Administrator and Events Organiser. Angela’s...

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Dr Zhiqiang Feng

Support Officer, Senior Research Fellow,
Univ of Edinburgh

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Zhiqiang is a support officer and research fellow for the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland. He is based in Edinburgh. His 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...

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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 spent 18 years in quality, environmental and IT systems management...

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Zengyi Huang

Senior Database Developer, Univ of Edinburgh

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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 period of the SLS database he was responsible for the...

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Joan Nolan

Database Manager, Univ of Edinburgh

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Joan is a database manager and systems developer for the SLS team at NRS 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 Information Management, and prior to joining the SLS team, spent...

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Dr Beata Nowok

SYLLS project, Univ of Edinburgh

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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 Economics, Poland and a PhD in Demography from the University of Groningen,...

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Prof Gillian Raab

Support Officer, Statistician, Univ of Edinburgh

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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. A recent ESRC supported project has been the PEAS web site to...

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Dr Lee Williamson

LSCS Deputy Director, Univ of Edinburgh

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Lee works as research co-ordinator for the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland. She is based in Edinburgh. Lee obtained an MSc in Applied Statistics from Napier University, and then went on to do a PhD on “Population projections by small areas and ethnic groups – developing strategies for demographic rate estimation”...

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