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Northern Ireland: Projects in development

These are areas of interest to the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland. Individual projects listed here have not yet been approved. Datasets involved have not necessarily been released for use to the Network.

In order to be approved, a project must go through the Network's approvals process.

Find out more about using the Network for research and the approvals process

 

An exploratory analysis of the socio-demographic characteristics of lone mothers

The overall aim of this project is to link existing, but currently disparate, health and administrative data in order to investigate why unmarried mothers are at higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, through the investigation of their socio-demographic and household characteristics.

Lead participants: Dr Karen Casson, Dr Maria Loane, Dr Michael Rosato, Dr Ann Marie Gray, Professor Brendan Bunting


To examine the interrelationship between low birth weight and other factors in predicting later educational and health outcomes: a data linkage study

By linking existing, but currently disparate, health and administrative data, this project would enable a life course approach to health to be adopted as prescribed in the new Northern Ireland public health strategic framework Making Life Better. A Whole System Strategic Framework for public Health 2013-2013 and support other government policies.

Lead participants: Dr Karen Casson, Dr Maria Loane, Professor Helen Dolk


Medication use in pregnancy and its risks/consequences in terms of birth outcome and later child development outcomes

This project will explore the use of administrative datasets to assess the risks of adverse effects on birth and later child development outcomes following maternal exposure to medication drugs.  

Lead participants: Dr Maria Loane, Dr Karen Casson, Dr Michael Rosato, Professor Gerry Leavey, Professor Helen Dolk


Educational/ developmental outcomes of children born with CHD

This study will explore the use of administrative datasets for investigating educational and developmental outcomes of babies born with congenital heart defects in Northern Ireland.

Lead participants: Dr Maria Loane, Dr Karen Casson, Professor Helen Dolk


Public attitudes to data sharing in Northern Ireland

The overall aim of this project is to gather baseline information on public attitudes to data sharing across Northern Ireland.  We will include a module of questions within the long established Northern Ireland Life and Times survey 2015 and include questions on: trust in organisations; attitudes to data sharing for operational reasons/service delivery; attitudes to data sharing for research; attitudes to data sharing for commercial gain; and the role of the ADRN. The data will be used to inform the public engagement strategy for ADRC-NI and will feed into wider academic and public debate about public attitudes on this issue.

Lead researchers: Professor Gillian Robinson, Professor Helen Dolk and Elizabeth Nelson Gorman


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