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 development of computer systems and operation procedure for coding and editing Census data, the creation of Census and SLS derived variables and the quality assurance of SLS dataset.
Since the launch of SLS in 2007 he has been involved in a number of database development projects, including linking education data, NHSCR data, vital events data, 2011 Census and ISD data to the SLS. He is the co-investigator of an ESRC funded pilot study which investigates the feasibility of linking 1939 national registration data and historical vital events data to the SLS, and the co-investigator of the DS project. He recently completed the longitudinal linkage of the 1947 Scottish Mental Survey to the 1939 register and the SLS to create a new SLS 1936 Birth Cohort Study. He is also the SLS database administrator and provides support for the SLS users.