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Dr Dermot O’Reilly

Dermot is Director of the Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland. He is based at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, specialises in Public Health and Social Epidemiology and has carried out extensive research into health inequalities. His interests focus on the effective use of routine data collections to further our understanding of disease and social causes and how this affects society.

Phone: 028 9097  8951

Professor Gerry Leavey

Professor Leavey is Deputy Director of the ADRC-NI. He is also Director of the Bamford Centre in Ulster University. Prior to this he lived in London, serving as the Director of Research for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and as a researcher in the Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London. A social scientist, he has a BSc in Policy Studies (University of North London), an MSc in Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and a PhD in Medical Sociology (University College London).  He is currently Co-Lead for the Clinical Research Network in Mental Health (Northern Ireland).

His research career has predominantly focussed on mental health services, particularly in the field of illness and help-seeking behaviour. He has published widely on service pathways and access by minority and disadvantaged populations. His work ranges from epidemiological studies on ethnic elders and refugee children to qualitative investigations of community level agencies such as schools and faith based organisations and their role in the recognition and management of mental illness.


Tel: 028 716 75245

Dr Frances Burns

Before taking up the project manager role here, Frances was Project Manager for the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Northern Ireland’s largest public health research project. She also completed a PhD which addressed the multidimensional outcomes from Northern Ireland health and social care research and the factors which influence them. Frances is looking forward to engaging with colleagues across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, and is based at Queen’s University Belfast.

Phone: 02890 632631

Elizabeth Nelson Gorman

Elizabeth is based in the School of Nursing at Ulster University, and was previously the Parliamentary and Campaigns Officer for the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities. She also completed a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law. She has extensive experience in engaging with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and enhancing the participation of these groups in politics. Elizabeth is excited to work in outreach for the Administrative Data Research Centre in Northern Ireland because she believes in the power of research to create positive change.


Phone: 077 8832 0298

Samantha Livingstone

Project Administrator, (web editor)


Dr David Wright

Statistical Methodological Officer


Finola Ferry

Statistical Methodological Officer

Orla Bateson

Orla is the of the Head of Research Support Unit (RSU), NISRA


Phone: 02890 348189


Chris Snoddy

Chris is the User Services Manager of the Research Support Unit, NISRA


Phone: 02890 348151


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