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Stergios Aidinlis

Stergios is an MSt in Socio-Legal Research student and a member of St Cross College, supervised by Professor Jane Kaye at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) and advised by Dr Bettina Lange at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) at the University of Oxford. His research, funded by an ESRC DTP studentship as part of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) project at HeLEX, examines the impact of the formal legal framework and other factors on administrative data sharing for research in the UK.

Before joining the Centres, Stergios completed postgraduate and undergraduate studies in Law at the University of Oxford (MJur) and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (LLM, LLB), focusing primarily on human rights and criminal law.


Jessica Bell, Researcher in Law

Jessica is a Researcher in Law at the HeLEX Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, at the University of Oxford. She provides legal and ethical research support on data protection and data sharing, and specialises in the regulation and governance of large - scale research consortia such as the ADRN and UK Biobank. Jessica completed her PhD from the University of Sheffield in May 2016, and has spent time as a visiting researcher at the internationally renowned Centre for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley, and Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal.


Sharon Bell

Sharon Bell, Administrative Assistant

Sharon provides administrative support for the Administrative Data Service.


Mika Fowles, Senior Research Support Officer

Mika provides front line support for users of the Administrative Data Research Network on queries relating to data acquisition, linking, access, processing and reporting.

Mika is also responsible for liaising with data owners to arrange the provision and linkage of data for individual research projects.


Danielle Gomes, Senior Research Support Officer

As a Research Support Officer Danielle provides support to researchers applying to use the Network. She helps researchers with their application to the Approvals Panel and is responsible for negotiating data acquisition with data owners on behalf of researchers as well as supporting and coordinating data linkage processes with stakeholders.


Heather Gowans

Dr. Heather Gowans, Researcher in Law

Dr. Heather Gowans is based at the HeLEX Centre at the University of Oxford. She is an expert in legal research.


Jane Kaye, Professor of Health, Law and Policy

Jane is Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies at Oxford (HeLEX) and a Wellcome Trust University Award holder.  Her team are leading on the Dynamic Consent project and she is one of the leaders in the ELSI 2.0 Global Initiative. Her research focuses on the relationships between law, ethics and the emerging technologies in health. Jane is on a number of international expert committees and scientific advisory boards and has been on the  Nuffield Council Bioethics Working Group on Biodata and Rapporteur for the EC Expert Report, Biobanks for Europe - A Challenge for Governance, June 2012. Her research involves investigating the relationships between law, ethics, and practice in the area of emerging technologies in health.

Along with Jessica Bell, she monitors and analyses the evolving legal landscape to identify the implications for the research use of administrative datasets for the Network. They provide academic advice and good practice guidance on legal and regulatory issues that arise from the Network's activities.


Judith Knight, Communications and Public Engagement Officer

Judith’s work involves identifying targeted areas for the promotion of ADRN, particularly in support of the Data Acquisition strategy.  She takes the lead in planning and organising external events that raise the profile of the ADRN. She is a member of the ADRN Communications Committee and works to build awareness and foster confidence in the Network amongst key audiences.  She chairs the Public Engagement Standing Committee and organises public engagement activities for the ADS.  Judith also contributes written content for the communication materials produced by the ADS.


Rowan Lawrance, Research Support and Communications Officer

Rowan is responsible for providing support to the Network’s users and developing documentation and resources, web-content and metadata to enable users to fully understand the application process and potential of the Network.


Elaine Mackey, Training & Capacity Building Officer

Elaine is responsible for training and capacity building across the Network. Her specialist area of research is in statistical confidentiality, and she has worked on a project for the ‘Data Environment Analysis Service‛ funded by the Office for National Statistics to map the data that a hacker might use to identify individuals in anonymised datasets. She has also worked as the Network Coordinator for the UK Anonymisation Network, a group of academics, lawyers and policy makers who are developing materials to help data producers to anonymise their data effectively.


Miranda Mourby, Researcher in Law

Miranda is a Researcher in Law within the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford. She provides legal support to the Administrative Data Research Network as part of the Administrative Data Service. Her work mainly focusses on UK data protection law, and how public authorities can share information for the purposes of research. As part of her work for the ADRN, Miranda assists researchers in navigating the changing landscape of data protection/ data sharing law, ultimately to help further studies in the public interest.

Jan Paterson, Administrator

Jan is PA to the Directors, and provides the Secretariat and administrative support for the Network’s Approvals Panel.


Hannah Smith

Hannah is currently a research student at the Centre for Health, Law, and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) and is supervised by Professor Jane Kaye and Dr Bettina Lange.

Her work, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, is titled 'The Use and Governance of Data in Research' and will consider how the law can protect and advance the privacy and other expectations of individuals whilst also promoting the public good. During her research, Hannah will explore how the legal articulation of this balance compares to the expectations of individuals. She will undertake fieldwork to determine these expectations and how individuals feel the balance between the interests of privacy and the public interest should be struck and if this can be incorporated into any legal reforms or administrative best practices.

Prior to her research, Hannah completed the BCL at Merton College, University of Oxford, in 2016 and obtained a First Class degree in Jurisprudence from the same institution in 2014.


Claire Spencer, Administrator

Claire provides internal administrative support for Training and Capacity Building and the Research Working Groups. Claire is also involved in outreach and marketing events to help promote the work on the Network as a whole.


Dr. Susan Wallace, Researcher in Law

Susan is based at the HeLEX Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, at the University of Oxford, as well as Honorary Lecturer of Population and Public Health Sciences in the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, UK, and a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  Her research interests include the legal and policy implications of population-based and disease-based longitudinal cohort studies and biobanks; the ethical issues surrounding the collection, use, linking and sharing of research data across international borders; and research ethics review. 


Jennifer Wheeler, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer provides administrative support for the Administrative Data Service.


Linda Winsor, User Services Assistant

Linda is responsible for support the Network’s users. This includes responding to user queries, providing information on the Network, supporting applicants who are applying to the Network, and overseeing the project and researcher approval and accreditation processes.


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