Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit
The SLS team
- Introduction to the Scottish Longitudinal Study
- Why was the SLS set up?
- What can the SLS be used for?
- How do we maintain data confidentiality?
- The SLS team
- SLS Governance
Dr Tom Clemens
Support Officer, Research Fellow, Univ of Edinburgh
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)...
Prof Chris Dibben
LSCS Director, Univ of Edinburgh
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...
Support Officer, Researcher,
University of Edinburgh
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...
Dr Lynne Forrest
Support Officer, Researcher
University of Edinburgh
Lynne works as a Support Officer on the Scottish Longitudinal Study, and is also a researcher with ADRC-S. Both roles are based in Edinburgh. Having previously worked as a programmer, data analyst and project manager she retrained and obtained an MSc in Public Health in 2010 and then a PhD...
Dr Sara Tilley
Research Support Officer
Sara works as a Research Support Officer on the Scottish Longitudinal Study. She obtained her PhD in 2013 from the University of St Andrews. Her research used large scale household survey data to examine the changing travel trends amongst older people using cohort analysis. Sara has also worked as a...
LSCS Administrative Assistant, Univ of Edinburgh
Angela Fallon joined the LSCS Team in 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 hours are:...
Dr Zhiqiang Feng
Support Officer, Senior Research Fellow,
Univ of Edinburgh
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...
Senior Database Developer, Univ of Edinburgh
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...
Database Manager, Univ of Edinburgh
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...
Dr Beata Nowok
SYLLS project, Univ of Edinburgh
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,...
Prof Gillian Raab
Support Officer, Statistician, Univ of Edinburgh
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...
Dr Lee Williamson
LSCS Deputy Director
Digitising Scotland, Project Manager
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.