Our management team
Peter W. F. Smith
Peter is Director of the Administrative Data Research Network and Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England. He is Professor of Social Statistics at the University of Southampton. His research interests are in developing new statistical methodology, including methods for handling non-response and for modelling longitudinal data, and applying sophisticated statistical methods to problems in demography, medicine and health sciences. He was Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics) from 2013 to 2016 and was awarded the Society’s Guy Medal in Bronze in 1999.
Phone: 02380 593191
David is Deputy Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England, and Co-Director of both the UK Data Service and ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). He was director of the ESRC Census Programme from 2002-12, and served as a member of ESRC Council from 2010-16. His research spans many aspects of the spatial analysis of census and population data and led to creation of the system of output areas, super output areas and workplace zones currently used for the publication of small area official statistics in England and Wales. His ADRC-E data research focuses on the geographical referencing of administrative data and spatial aspects of disclosure control.
Phone: 02380 593808
Ruth is the Deputy Director for the Administrative Data Research Centre for England. Dr Gilbert is a qualified paediatrician and epidemiologist. She leads a programme of research to widen the safe and appropriate use of administrative data. This includes linking data to support translation of trial findings into practice and reactivating dormant trials to find effects of early childhood interventions on outcomes in adulthood. She heads the Healthcare Provision of the Children’s Policy Research Unit, which includes healthcare use by children exposed to maltreatment and other forms of adversity, as well as children’s use of primary and secondary care. Additionally, she leads the Maternal and Child Health at the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research. She has developed whole-country electronic birth cohorts to compare maternal and child mortality and healthcare use in England and worldwide. She has recently led two multi-centre RCTs of impregnated catheters and related infection surveillance to reduce hospital acquired infection.
Phone: 020 7905 2101
Lucy is Deputy Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England and Deputy Director for the Administrative Data Division at the Office for National Statistics. She holds an MSc in Applied Statistics and has worked in a number of Government Departments within the Government Statistical Service. Most recently, she has worked at the Office for National Statistics and has worked in a number of areas across population, demography, regional and health analysis and statistics. She has been responsible for Administrative Data within the ONS for the last two years, and leads the ONS collaboration in the Administrative Data Research Centre for England.
Emma is the Associate Director (Operations) of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England. She holds a PhD in Mathematics and is particularly interested in the fundamentals of transforming administrative data sources into research datasets, and the ethics of re-using data. Emma recently completed a part-time secondment as Head of Administrative Data for NatCen Social Research, and is the Chair of the Market Research Society’s Census and Geodemographics Group. She worked for the Office for National Statistics from 2009 to 2014, spending over two years as Head of Policy & Analysis for 2011 Census Outputs, then leading the early development of ONS’s Strategic Outline Case for increasing the use of administrative data. Emma is responsible for the set-up, delivery and day-to-day management of the Centre, liaising across the three sites and with the other Centres and the Administrative Data Service.
Phone: 02380 591299