Administrative Data Research Centres 2018

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Geosciences

Abstract

Administrative data (that is, information collected primarily for administrative purposes) has long contributed to central government and other statistics. However in the last 15-20 years, technological advancement has seen something of a revolution with the formation of very large administrative databases held by central and local government, and by specialist agencies across the UK. The existence of such databases raises the possibility that administrative data could become, in an annoymised form, a core resource for social science academic research. Many northern European countries (notably Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) are further ahead in this regard, as they have placed much greater emphasis on developing national 'register data' from the 1980s onwards, to replace national censuses and major surveys.

In response to this possibility and supported by the ESRC the Administrative Data Research Centre - Scotland (ADRC-S), with the NHS Scotland and the Scottish government, has developed a service for carrying out anonymised administrative based data research in Scotland. This has allowed important insights to be gained on a very diverse set of issues including: the impact of homelessness on the health, the type of care given to children been look after by the state, the impact of poverty on child development, what care is being given at the end of life in Scotland and how moving helps or hinders Social mobility.

The existing service has principally been based on gaining permission and assembling, project by project process, datasets to be used by a single research group. Whilst a sensible approach during the initiation of the collaboration, it is now apparent that in order to work more efficiently, safely, fairly and to save taxpayers money, research ready data holdings are needed, based on unified process of governance and permissions.

This proposal for a next phase funding aims to achieve this. Working in partnership with the Scottish National Statistical Agency, the ADRC-S will, in particular, provide evidence of value within this new approach. It will do this through a series of strategically important pieces of work. These will particularly focus on key issues within Scotland's National Performance Framework which gives 'an overall vision of the country we want to be'.

The focus will be on these board themes:
- 'Poverty and Fair Work' - which will explore patterns of employment, including insecurity and progression; on the material benefits of employment, and the extent to which it reduces poverty
risks; and on the relationship between employment and health.
- 'Inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe communities' - will address a set of questions around shifting patterns of crime, justice and emergency service demand that are underpinned by
vulnerability and mental health within the population.

- 'Realising our potential' - aims to better understand the progress of young people looked after by the state. What is the impact of different care profiles (e.g. look after at home or in care) and
frequency of changes of states on children's outcomes, and particularly their educational outcomes
- 'Healthy and active' will explore the interactions between health and social care and the implications of informal care for service delivery for older people. In regards younger it will investigate
emerging priorities around: mental health and well-being, poverty and inequality and physical activity and in particular how these develop across the lifecourse.

The adrc-s team will work closely with its NHS partner to provide other teams access to the emerging research datasets.

Planned Impact

We identify 3 core beneficiaries for the work of the ADRC-S/ ADR partnership. We will focus our effort on the first of these during the first phase of funding at the request of the ESRC.

1. Departments and services supplying administrative data to the centre

a) Benefits in terms of data management

The main data owning departments we are working with: Scottish Government, Police Scotland, National Records for Scotland, NHS Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Ambulance Service, local government, DWP and HMRC, will benefit from engagement from a data management perspective.

Engagement with the partnership will, in the medium term, help to ease the resource burden on the data/statistics teams within the specified departments by reducing the burden for data from the academic community. This will be achieved by moving the data request approach to a more routine, regular single ingest of data. There will however be a short term increase in burden as these processes are established. We minimise this work by providing support from the partnership team (eg IG, data science etc.).

Engagement with the partnership will allow improvements data in management, metadata etc. to be achieved. The exposure of the partnership to data architects, data scientists may well lead to new insights into their own data structures.

Finally the anonymised linked datasets will allow the data controller to new analyses themselves that they could not have done easily themselves

b) Benefits in terms of policy

The research as carried out as part of the SIPs will make a significant contribution to policy making, practice and service delivery. We have well established working relationships with groups of stakeholders. They will steer the direction of the research, ensuring it speaks to current policy priorities and is of value in operational planning.

Specific policy areas - There is a rather large group of beneficiaries most of whom we have already been in discussion with. DWP have the central role in welfare and labour markets policy at UK level. Scottish Government plays an increasingly important role for welfare and employment programmes. For health, the key targets would be in NHS Health Scotland, the national board for public health. Beyond government, there are numerous third sector groups which campaign on welfare and employment policy. Strategic policy makers who develop policy at national level. It will also include policy makers and practitioners that develop policy at local level or deal with operational matters and service delivery, such as: central and local government departments; public sector bodies and Executive; communities of practice; and third sector/NGOs (e.g. Victim Support Scotland, Inspiring Scotland, Citizens Advice Scotland).
More generally professionals in various fields will benefit through a more evidence-based understanding of how support in one area impacts service use in another.

(2) Third sector organisations
Third sectors organisations who may wish to commission academic institutions to undertake more innovative research using administrative data with the resultant information being used to develop and refine programmes of intervention.

(3) The Public
We intend within our public engagement/ communication work with the public to jointly derive statistics, which though generated through standard objective research methods, are driven by the particular questions important to a community. The aim will be to allow communities to come to understand important aspects of society as it effects their lives but also importantly to empower them, through the provision of an 'evidence base', to impact the policy making process.
 
Description Our research programmes are formed around key policy areas.

eCohorts:
Understanding the vulnerability of different sections of the population to novel viruses, through analysis of previously exposed populations, is very important for public health planning in the face of new exposures. The eCohorts work strand has reconstructed the pattern of births and deaths of mothers 42 days after that birth in 1918/19 and identified for the first time the increased vulnerability to an H1N1 virus for women in that phase of their lives.

We have developed an innovative new residential tool linking Community Health Index (CHI) and Unique Property Reference number (UPRN). This tool enables us to better understand households by grouping them into units with the same UPRN, which has been particularly important in the pandemic in regards to transmission and effects of Covid-19. This tool is being used for and benefitting different research projects and is currently being developed for retrospective use.

Lifelong Health and Wellbeing:
Understanding the impact of positive youth programmes, such as the scouts and guides, across the life course can be very useful in helping inform policy for extra-school programmes for children and young people. Research from this strand has provided evidence that membership of the Scouts and Guides in childhood increases the chances of a person achieving a higher socio-economic position in adulthood and, partly as a result of this, have better general health in later mid-life.

Our commuting and health research has shown a clear link between mental health and active commuting.

Safer Communities:
This strand has achieved collaboration and partnership with Police Scotland around data sharing, and is now working towards a set of projects that will focus on key policing and government priorities including: a better understanding of overlapping and frequent demand for Emergency Response in Scotland; policing pathways prior to drug-related deaths in Scotland; profiling drug related incidents and crimes in Scotland; understanding patterns of and trends in domestic violence in Scotland; and analysing the Scottish offender population.

A recently completed paper on the use of cryptomarkets in Scotland using data from the National Crime Agency, shows a significantly high prevalence of drug purchase from both urban centres and remote rural communities of Scotland.

We have achieved the construction of a unique dataset that will enable us to better understand how a public health model might allow us to reduce violence by focusing on the needs of vulnerable groups within the population.

We have provided key analysis of fixed penalty notices in Scotland during the pandemic, finding that almost a third of all Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued to people living in the top 10% most deprived communities of Scotland. Moreover, FPNs were twelve times more likely to be issued to people living in the 10% most deprived parts of Scotland compared to those living in the 10% least deprived areas.

Health and Social Care:
Analysis of informal care at the end of life has shown the considerable impact of deprivation for palliative care needs. This impact is the result of (a) higher period prevalence of deaths with palliative care needs happening in deprived areas, and (b) a high proportion of people with palliative care needs living long in the final year of life in more deprived places. Analysis is also beginning to suggest that informal caring reduces length of hospitalisations amongst those approaching the end of life.

Future trends in where people die (and hence where care services will be needed) are likely to be influenced by housing tenure. With an increasing propensity of home ownership amongst those approaching the end of life, there may be greater need for community care services to support a greater proportion of people dying at home. Recent research during the pandemic shows a higher rate of people dying at home.

Poverty and Fair Work:
This strand has focused on building research collaborations with stakeholders including parts of the Scottish Government, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). We have made significant progress towards data sharing agreements for projects designed to address important DWP's areas of research interest. This strand of research will enable us to advance our understanding of labour market transitions and progression for people with long-term illness and disabilities both in Scotland and in England and Wales.

As part of our work on assessing the impact of benefit sanctions on health, initial findings from a recent working paper exploring differences in benefit sanctions rates across Jobcentre Plus offices over time, provide little support to the claim that different cultural environments may be operating within Jobcentre Plus offices in Scotland.

Our published literature review, exploring international quantitative studies on labour market and wider impacts of benefit sanctions, shows that quantitative evidence on the wider impacts of benefit sanctions is much scarcer than that for benefit sanctions on labour market impacts. Most studies investigating the wider impacts of benefit sanctions are based on non-experimental designs and provide little support for any causal assessment.

Understanding Children's Lives and Outcomes:
This programme has included using knowledge from the experience of undertaking existing research to brief and advocate for attention to some fundamental practicalities and stakeholders in the Scottish Government's commitment to make children's social care data linkable and research ready. For example, the inherent challenges in linking children's social care data for children who are under 5 to other data derived from health, or, other public bodies, and the criticality of the strategic and legal stakeholders within local authorities.

The ground work undertaken for a small scale feasibility study - Meeting Children's Health Outcomes - has shown that there is variability in the legal interpretations regarding data controllership and data processing responsibilities by local authorities, making negotiation for and access to data variable and inconsistent across local authorities.
The analysis undertaken on the longitudinal dataset derived from the annual returns (Children Looked After Statistics) has generated a number of benefits. Working closely in partnership with the national governmental analytical team has afforded the opportunity to identify and address anomalies in the data, to structure and test out the coherence of data regarding individual children/cases over time, and to contribute to a more in depth interrogation of the reliability of particular variables as collected across 32 local authorities. In doing this work, it has been possible to undertake a careful analysis of placement patterns for very young children.

Our 'Infants Born into Care' report revealed that the rate of children becoming looked-after under 1 week in Scotland was almost identical to that for England, with both increasing in a very similar way over these recent years. For all children under 1 year of age the proportion being looked after in Scotland is higher than the rate for England. Over this period in Scotland, 1 in every 85 children born in Scotland were in care at some time during their first year.
Exploitation Route As part of the eCohorts work strand, we have developed methodologies for linking and automatically coding civil registration data - birth, deaths and marriages. We have developed novel techniques that seem efficient and effective. We are now helping various organisations to make use of these methods and technologies in their own work. This includes National Records of Scotland and the family genetics service of the NHS in Scotland.

Our Veteran's project, linking MoD data for the first time, aims to enhance much needed understanding of the veteran population and with stakeholders including the Defence Policy Unit, Veteran's Commissioner and charities, to develop future research ideas that will benefit the veteran community.

Our CHI-UPRN residential linkage tool is already being used by a range of researchers and was first used to support the pandemic response. It has helped to provide improved data and understanding regarding care homes and discharge.

As part of the Lifelong and Health and Wellbeing work we are now in discussions with the Scouts and Guide national organisations on how they might use information coming from the programme to inform their policy and practice.

For the Safer Communities strand, we anticipate that Police Scotland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will use our research findings to review their patterns of demand and identify ways of making their service delivery more effective and efficient, improving outcomes for individuals and reducing costs for society. Police Scotland may also use the findings of our research to improve organisational learning, change policing practices and create more positive outcomes for service users. The National Crime Agency and Police Scotland will work to create more intelligent models of drug supply and demand in Scotland, and work with health organisations towards reducing the number of drug deaths in Scotland.

We are currently advising the Ministry of Justice, through an ADR UK collaborative project, on the use of justice data in England and Wales, and we hope to be able to start developing comparative projects that will enable us to understand how to create safer communities across the UK.

We have achieved traction in the debate about how sex and gender are measured and represented in public sector data, including the census, and we have contributed strongly to the debate that the rigour, accuracy and robustness of datasets must be preserved.

In the health and social care programme, work on a large, linked health and social care dataset to describe the associations between multimorbidity (more than two long-term conditions), socioeconomic position, and social care receipt have valuable insights for policymakers and government to help them organise health and social care services effectively. Our understanding of the social care data and gaps in its quality and coverage have informed and been cited in a report on adult social care statistics by the UK statistics authority, which will benefit future data collection and quality so we can better understand this population.

We are working with stakeholders to make them aware of our findings on end of life care. Government and support organisations may need to consider the need for additional community services in more deprived areas. This is especially important if our work on hospitalisations provides clear indication of the impact of informal care on reducing hospitalisations. Policy may also need to provide support to informal carers if they are reducing pressure on acute care services. The impact of housing tenure on where people are likely to die in the future may also provide a basis for planning future care services.

We are developing a research agenda on nursing data and collaborating with key stakeholders (including the Chief Nursing Office in Scotland) with a view to enhancing UK-wide admin data research in this area which has been particularly high profile during the pandemic regarding workforce retention and understanding of the workforce.

Work in this area has influenced Scottish Government thinking on the concept of the last 1000 days of life stemming from a seminar we led on the topic. This has led to further collaboration with the Information Services Division in the NHS and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer in Scottish Government. We hope to convene a roundtable on this topic with key policy and practice professionals later in the year to further this discussion and explore the potential of using linked administrative data for end of life care planning in Scotland.

The research projects within the poverty and fair work strand have been developed in close collaboration with colleagues from both Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is expected that the work on health and labour market progression will feed into DWP's efforts to improve outcomes for individuals, employers and the economy. We envisage that our work on health and employment retention will inform an evaluation study of the Scottish Health and Work Support Service which is currently being conducted by Scottish Government and sponsored by DWP.

Preliminary findings from the work on assessing the impact of benefit sanctions on health have been used to inform an evaluation study of the labour market impacts of benefit sanctions which is currently being developed by colleagues from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Together, the outcomes of this funding will be to contribute to the viability of linking a longitudinal dataset, which has been subject to an enhanced level of quality assurance, for analysis regarding health, education and social care responses to children. It will help to inform what needs to happen legally, methodologically, and practically to establish streamlined access to and use of such a dataset.

Our close working with our Scottish Government partners during the pandemic will help shape the future of the new organisation, Research Data Scotland, particularly in regards to information governance reform. Our public panel have provided crucial insights into this area and others, helping to ensure that our work can benefit and be understood and supported by the public.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/
 
Description We are focused on creating a range of policy impacts in our key thematic areas - poverty and work, crime and justice, health and social care, lifelong health and wellbeing and children's outcomes - as well enhancing access to, quality and use of administrative data including through the creation of innovative tools. Since COVID-19, SCADR have pivoted some of our research to respond to policy-critical research areas namely around: community based COVID-19 mortality and care homes; policing the pandemic; and population health including risk factors for COVID-19 in Scotland. This research answers emerging questions from Scotland's COVID-19 taskforce and has direct policy relevance and practical implications for the pandemic. These projects have enabled us to build new connections across government, showcase the value of administrative data research and champion better quality data and access, in order to achieve the policy impact desired. In Spring 2020, our Safer Communities lead Susan McVie, was invited to join the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) on Police Use of Temporary Powers Related to the Coronavirus Crisis in Scotland. Her role has harnessed the power of existing and new datasets and provided a data-driven approach to scrutiny. Susan has produced several reports for the IAG including internal data briefings, webinars and external published reports, looking at patterns of use of the police powers in early lockdown and police use of Fixed Penalty Notices in Scotland and their impact on different demographic groups and communities. Collectively, this work has provided rich insights for Police Scotland into the temporal and spatial patterning of the use of the temporary powers during lockdown and influenced the ongoing development of police strategy and operational guidance in relation to COVID-19. It has also influenced the culture for data sharing and data use in this sector to directly inform understanding in a crisis and incorporate evidence-based insights. Susan's work on fixed penalty notices has been cited in several Government reports: Official Report (parliament.scot) and The Government response to covid-19: fixed penalty notices - Joint Committee on Human Rights - House of Commons (parliament.uk). Our director, Chris Dibben, was a member of the initial COVID-19 data taskforce and is now part of the Scottish Government's COVID-19 data and intelligence network. He continues to advise on a range of data issues and development areas and has contributed to the way the COVID-19 data holding has been developed, identifying key informational gaps and how they might be filled with data products derived from administrative data. This included the development of the CHI-Residential Linkage tool (CURL) with Public Health Scotland to aid better understanding of transmission. By linking Community Health Index (CHI) and Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN), the tool introduces a property level dimension to the population spine for patient-level data linkage where individual records can be grouped into units with the same UPRN. This work has created a better understanding of settings and households, notably care homes, to enable vital COVID-19 research and understanding for Government. The CURL tool was used to inform the key Scottish government report 'Discharges from NHS Scotland Hospitals to Care Homes' and in October 2020, Jeane Freedman, Cabinet Secretary for Health in Scotland, commented: "[It is] right that residents, families, staff, and Parliament, have accurate data and independent analysis on the transfer of patients to care homes and the impact that had in those care homes [] This data gives us a better understanding of the impact of discharges on outbreaks in care homes." The CURL tool continues be developed by Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland to work retrospectively (back to 2011) which will enhance the tool's reach and usability. It is already being used in a range of research projects and in one project on community mortality during Covid-19, it enabled 2000 more residents to be identified in care homes and included in the analysis. Analysis on deaths at home during the pandemic has been well received through our popular blog series throughout 2021 and has been utilised by a range of stakeholders in the care sector. The analysis has been incorporated into educational resources for Palliative Care Scotland including a Masters Module on Public Health - Approaches to Death, Dying and Bereavement - and in the introduction to End of Life Aid Skills for Everyone which is a public education course. This analysis has also been submitted as evidence to Scottish Government's COVID-19 enquiry into excess deaths in Scotland. We have influenced conversations and attitudes on data sharing, practice and infrastructure, as well as cultural change within Government and maintaining and advancing public trust in this area more broadly through running our public panel. We have directly informed the development of Research Data Scotland, which launched in 2021, including information governance reform. Specifically, our expertise has helped to shape and design a new data access pathway - SECURE - which is currently being developed for use by Research Data Scotland and will be a major step in streamlining data access in Scotland. The ADR Scotland public panel have also offered their insights and feedback into its development. The Infants Born into Care Report, released in Autumn 2020, has raised understanding of very young children and the patterns of care in the first year of life. We have engaged directly with a range of children's practitioners and organisations including Child Protection Scotland, The Promise and local authorities to ensure these findings and their implications reach those in policy and practice, and the results have appeared in various media articles. Our relationships with data controllers such as the Department of Work and Pensions and Police Scotland have been significantly enhanced, through a range of engagement events and continuous dialogue around the potential of administrative data to give new insights and offering our expertise in this area. This has vital impact of improving buy-in from data controllers and facilitating data sharing conversations and acquisition for Scottish Government. We are also supporting discussions with other bodies such as the Scottish Children's Reporters Administration (SCRA) and, notably during 2021, with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As part of this, we have established a nursing advisory group with key UK stakeholders from nursing policy and practice and engaged the Chief Nursing Offices across the UK. We are working closely with the NMC to realise the potential of their data, help to build understanding and capacity of data linkage and data research within NMC, and have started a pilot research project with them. Our work with Scottish Government and local authorities has helped to improve data practice and promote the improvement of data returns and quality of datasets, as well as highlighting the need to build suitable identifiers to ensure linkage is possible. An example of this is work on the Looked after Children dataset and collaboration between one of our research fellows and a Scottish Government analyst working collaboratively to enhance the longitudinal LAC return. Another of our research fellows has contributed to the Adult Social Care Statistics Scotland report released in February 2020 - https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/adult-social-care-in-scotland/ - where his work on social care data and his unique understanding of this data has been cited. The rollout of more accessible data access has begun with 16 SafePods live (as of the end of February 2022), which significantly increases secure and safe access to data across the UK. The 25 recipient institutions project that the SafePods will be accessed by over 5,000 researchers. Most of the main administrative data centres across the UK have joined or are in the process of joining the network. In an early indication of impact, the Ministry of Justice has agreed that a highly sensitive dataset can be accessed by the University of Bristol through their SafePod. This would have otherwise required the researchers to travel to London.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Adult Social Care Statistics in Scotland Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Citation of Nick Bailey and David Henderson's work in this report has informed public and practice debate on adult social care statistics and the need for improvements in social care data are vital if we want to try and answer policy makers questions in this area. SCADR plan to continue engagement in this area with a data summit planned for Summer 2020 and continue to influence UK stats authority understanding and practice, due to our academic expertise and knowledge of the datasets.
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/adult-social-care-in-scotland/
 
Description Covid-19 deaths at home statistics and analysis incorporated into educational resources
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Doing analysis of the changing patterns of death during covid-19, which led to a marked increase in dying at home instead at hospital, was valuable for practitioners and third sector support during the pandemic. It helped their understanding of what was happening and has been incorporated into educational resources to help wider understanding and learning from the pandemic.
URL https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/content/toolkit_ease_courses/
 
Description Fixed penalty notice analysis cited in Government human rights committee report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Safer communities research lead, Susan McVie, undertook multi-stage analysis of the use of fixed penalty notices in Scotland during the first waves of the pandemic. As part of her work on an independent advisory group in Scotland on the coronavirus powers (https://www.spa.police.uk/strategy-performance/independent-advisory-group-coronavirus-powers/), Susan's analysis featured widely in the press and in several policy documents including this one which was a House of Lords & Commons report. This analysis has helped to understand who received fixed penalty notices, enhancing public understanding, police practice, and Government scrutiny.
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/5621/documents/55581/default/
 
Description Submitted evidence to Inquiry into excess deaths in Scotland since the start of the pandemic
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact The evidence was submitted in January 2022 and it seeks to enhance understanding of excess deaths during covid, and inform service delivery and covid-19 recovery plans going forward.
URL https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/committees/current-and-previous-committees/sessio...
 
Description Digital Equality in Education
Amount £99,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EDO/FR-000022623 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Title CHI-UPRN Residential Linkage (CURL) file 
Description Co-developed by SCADR with Public Health Scotland, the CURL File has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to facilitate understanding of the impact on people living in the same property as another person infected with the disease. Although the CHI database holds patient addresses, to date there has not been a consistent method for recording these, and the same address can appear multiple times but in a variety of formats, making intra-property linkage problematic. This new method seeds the addresses recorded in CHI with the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) from the Ordnance Survey Address Base. The UPRN can then be used in CURL to bring CHI numbers for different people living in the same property together. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The potential utility of this resource goes much further than just COVID-19 related research and is seen as a major development to the Community Health Index (CHI) as a data linkage tool in Scotland. CHI has long been used as a population spine for patient-level data linkage in health based research projects, but the addition of a property level dimension through CURL opens up brand new avenues for researchers. This tool can be requested as part of administrative data research studies to enhance understanding of households and functions as a household indicator. 
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/CURLreport2311%20-%20A%20guide%20to%20CHI-UPRN%20Residen...
 
Title The SafePod prototype 
Description The SafePod prototype can now be replicated and provided to universities across the UK, allowing researchers to remotely access sensitive datasets for research purposes. 
Type Of Technology Physical Model/Kit 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The SafePod means that researchers can access sensitive datasets in secure locations across the country, significantly increasing access points to this data and reducing travel time. 
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/administrative-data/accessing-data/safepod-network
 
Description SAIL Databank Scientific External Advisory Board member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Dibben sits on the Scientific External Advisory Board for SAIL, a data linkage infrastructure in Wales and pioneer in this field. He attended several meetings over 2019-20 as part of this board and has contributed his expertise towards its continuous improvement and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "Informal care & hospitalisation at the end of life - is there a connection?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anna Schneider presented at the BSA Medical Sociology conference in September, 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "Long Live the Cat Ladies" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our researcher in the health and social care SIP ran two sessions on this theme for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to engage audiences in end of life care, the data we have on it and how we might think about it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A public health data approach to reducing violence: can data linkage help to reduce demand on blue light services? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Susan McVie at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ADR Scotland Public Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17/9/21 - Public Panel Meeting was held as a virtual meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ADR Scotland Public Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 17/5/21 - ADR Scotland Public Panel Meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ADR Scotland Public Panel Training Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 10/11/21 - Public panel training for new recruits - 7 people received training on what the public panel is, how it works, what we do.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 23.02.22 - Special session on Covid-19 research with research from across ADR UK. Serena Pattaro presented on our work on Covid-19, mortality and occupations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ADR UK Winter Partnership Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 22.11.21 - This event was attended by all partners - Scottish Government, SCADR, EPCC, National Records Scotland and Public Health Scotland.
Latest research, updates and ambitions were shared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/summary-adr-scotland-winter-partnership-session
 
Description ADR UK projects continue to inform UK's Covid-19 response 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 19/7/21 - Administrative data research facilitated by ADR UK partners has been crucial in informing UK and devolved government responses to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We were featured in this article in regards to working with Scottish government to produce responsive research on the pandemic's impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/adr-uk-projects-continue-to-inform-uks-covid-19-r...
 
Description ADR UK: 3 years in harnessing the power of administrative data in the age of Covid-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Dibben participated in the panel on 22.4.21.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/events/adr-uk-three-years-in-harnessing-the-power-of-adminis...
 
Description Aberlour Children's Charity panel event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor attended Aberlour Children's Charity panel event - She gave a talk to disseminate research on the use of Aberlour's Urgent Assistance Fund for families experiencing financial difficulty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Active Travel Research Planning Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 25.08.21 - Chris Dibben met Paul Sloan (Scottish Government) and Nathan Farrell (Sustrans Charity) to present on active travel research and form a plan for an event in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Active Travel Research and Policy Needs Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 30.06.21 - Harriet Baird and Chris Dibben met with Paul Sloan, Transport for Scotland to discuss active travel research and policy needs in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Active Travel: New Data, New Insights 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 9/3/22 - Active travel is a key driver towards supporting healthy outcomes for people and the environment. This seminar presented the latest data research on active travel, showing how different types of data can enhance understanding and insights into active travel and its outcomes in Scotland. The event was chaired by Professor Chris Dibben and was a joint event with Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC). SCADR Research Fellow, Laurie Berrie, presented initial findings on our active travel and mental health data linkage project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/event-active-travel-new-data-new-insights
 
Description Administrative Data as a Novel Source of Information on Postal Drug Delivery in Scotland: A Spatial Analysis of Illegal Consignment Seizure Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Ben Matthews at ADR Conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Administrative data for social policy research: potential and pitfalls 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I-SPHERE, SCADR, University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt joint seminar held by Zoom on 14/10/2020.

The research strand aims to explore patterns and factors around employment and social security across the UK, as well as the impacts they may have on health in Scotland. This is carried out across two strategic impact programmes: 'World of Work' and 'Poverty and fair work'. Seminar introduced and chaired by Professor Morag Treanor, with presentation by Professor Nick Bailey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.i-sphere.hw.ac.uk/i-sphere-and-scadr-seminar-with-professor-nick-bailey/
 
Description Advisory Group - Professor Chris Dibben - 25th February 2021. Research Data Scotland Information Governance Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 25 February 2021 - Professor Chris Dibben attended the Advisory Group, Research Data Scotland Information Governance Working Group. He is a member of this group to help inform the direction and reform of information governance regarding access to admin data in Scotland. Chris presented latest findings from the public panel on this area in this session which will inform the development of new IG solutions in Scotland and ensure public involvement and awareness of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description An inside job: Using criminology, police data and a lot of nouse (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar organised by SCADR, with Professor Betsy Stanko speaking about data and evidence in policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Application of socio-demographic change in place of death in Scotland 2001-2011: an analysis of linked census and health registration data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Assessing, visualizing and improving the utility of synthetic data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2/12/21 - Gllian Raab gave a talk at the Joint UNECE/EUROSTAT expert meeting on Statistical Data Confidentiality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://unece.org/sites/default/files/2021-12/Tentative%20Timetable%20SDC2021_rev30-11.pdf
 
Description Assist RDS with user testing new platform for data access 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 15/9/21 - Professor S McVie was involved in working with the RDS team to improve their web-based platform for advertising and accessing data. She provided feedback as a user of the system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Association between receipt of social care and multimorbidity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ADR conference, Cardiff 2019 - David Henderson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Attendance at Chilean Society of Criminology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 28/11/2020 - Dr Ana Morales attended the Chilean Society of Criminology conference and presented one paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Attendance at Scottish Parliament Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 27/08/20 - Professor Susan McVie attended Scottish Parliament Justice Sub-Committee on policing to discuss policing and the pandemic, and report on analysis for the first Independent Advisory Group Report. Other people involved John Scott QC and Justice sub-committee members. Policy Engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Automatic coding of occupation and cause-of-death records 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Elaine Farrow and Richard Tobin at ADR conference, Cardiff, DEC 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ben Matthews was interviewed for 'The Daily Record' on his research on illegal drug consignements via the post in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ben was interviewed as part of an article called 'Dark web dealers use post to deal cocaine and ecstasy across Scotland'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/dark-web-dealers-use-post-23593570
 
Description Bereavement Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 26.08.21 - Jan Savinc presented on his deaths at home during the pandemic project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blog - Exploring the potential of synthetic data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog highlights our synthetic data package in R called synthpop and contributes to the debate around synthetic data and its uses to support researcher's learning and testing of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-exploring-potential-synthetic-data
 
Description Blog - The Dynamics of the Nursing Workforce in the UK: Using data to support our nurses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog by our health and social care research lead, Iain Atherton, talks about the research we are developing using nursing data and, importantly, what this can enable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-dynamics-nursing-workforce-uk-using-data-support-our-nu...
 
Description Blog - The proof is in the data-pudding 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research fellow, David Henderson, co-wrote a blog about social care data in Scotland - its quality, his experience of accessing it and improvements for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/the-proof-is-in-the-data-pudding/
 
Description Blog 7 - Excess deaths at home: engagement with service providers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 28/10/21 - Yina Lizeth Garcia-Lopez and Catherine Mahoney - The seventh blog in the 'Deaths at Home' series looks at the outcome of conducting qualitative data with care service providers, who together with their patients have been affected the most by the increase in non-Covid related deaths at home during the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no7
 
Description Blog Series - Deaths at Home - No 2 in series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 29/3/21 - Jan Savinc's second blog in this series that analyses the increase in 'deaths at home' since the beginning of the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-during-pandemic-no2
 
Description Blog Series - Deaths at Home - No 3 in series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 21/4/21 - In this third Blog in Jan Savinc's 'deaths at home' series, there is more focus on the age of people who died at home.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no3
 
Description Blog Series - Dramatic incease in deaths at home - No 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 7/7/21 - Our fifth blog in the 'Deaths at Home' series looks at the six main causes of death recorded for deaths at home during the pandemic, and compares the current figures with the average number of home deaths between 2015-2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no5
 
Description Blog Series - Dramatic increase in deaths at home - No 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 24/8/21 - This month's blog is a brief update on deaths that happened at home or other non-institutional settings, with the latest available data covering the week starting 9 August 2021. It reveals that deaths at home that have risen markedly during the pandemic show no signs of moderating.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no-6
 
Description Blogpost - Researcher Experience: Dr David Henderson 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Contributed a blog to Early Career Researchers Using Scottish Administrative Data, to help ECRs navigate this landscape and the challenges of data linkage processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ecrusad.co.uk/2020/01/22/researcher-experience-dr-david-henderson/
 
Description CHI-UPRN working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris was a key part of a CHI-UPRN working group with Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland colleagues to further develop the CURL (CHI-UPRN residential linkage tool) for further use in Government and to develop it so it can work retrospectively to enhance its use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description COVID-19 Data Taskforce Delivery Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Weekly meeting from mid April-July 2020, held throughout immediate COVID-19 response to advise on rapid data infrastructure development and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://researchdata.scot/our-response-covid-19
 
Description Can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Serena Pattaro, Research Fellow, on "can we use linked administrative data to identify social disadvantage?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-can-we-use-linked-administrative-data-identify-social-d...
 
Description Care Group meeting for COVID-19 project on care homes with government colleagues, clinicians and academics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder Meeting on 13 August 2020, attended by Professor Chris Dibben and Dr David Henderson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Challenging Authorities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor was an invited to be a Keynote Speaker at this conference. Nine local authorities in Scotland receive funds to be a 'Challenge Authority' to reduce inequalities in education in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Professor Morag Treanor presented to headteachers on her research on child poverty and the value of better understanding and learning from data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.taycollab.org.uk/2020/01/28/tric-headteacher-event-tuesday-3-march-2020-registrations-we...
 
Description Child rights and child poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost on Universal Children's Day and the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by our SIP lead, Morag Treanor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://povertyinequality.scot/child-rights-and-child-poverty/
 
Description Chilean Society of Criminology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 30/11/21 - Dr A Morales and Professor S McVie - Online Chilean Society of criminology conference around the use of administrative data in criminology research. Findings form the Violence and Vulnerability project around repeat victimization were presented as an example.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Commuting and Health Research - ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium on Health and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 10/2/2021 - Laurie Berrie and Zhiqiang Feng presented at the ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium on Health and Wellbeing. They presented on their commuting and health research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adr-uk-researcher-network-symposium-health-wellbeing-tickets-13253932...
 
Description Commuting and its impact on health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 27/10/21 - Blog - Dr Laurie Berrie investigates the impact that increased commuting distances in Scotland have on a person's health and well-being and how the Scottish Government can encourage people to take up cycling or walking to actively commute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-commuting-and-its-impact-health
 
Description Concerns over home deaths data gap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 15/10/21 - Iain Atherton and Jan Savinc - Experts have raised concerns about a sustained higher level of deaths taking place at home, warning a lack of data means the quality of end-of-life care is difficult to establish. Our work was featured in this Health and Care Scot press article, bringing greater visibility of our work to a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://healthandcare.scot/default.asp?page=story&story=2864
 
Description Covid 19 Perspectives - How did Scotland police the pandemic? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 24/8/21 - Susan McVie, Kath Murray and Ben Matthews
This project began in March 2021 and is expected to run for 18 months. There will be several outputs from the research, including briefing papers designed specifically for policy makers and practitioners, academic papers to inform theoretical debate, and podcasts for a wider audience. The findings of this research will be of significant interest and value to police offers, policy makers, and politicians across the UK in considering how best to encourage, enable, support, or compel people to adhere to measures as we encounter future waves of the current pandemic, and in any future public health (or other) emergency requiring some form of mass public compliance. It will also benefit a range of academics from across the UK and internationally, with an interest in the role of policing in the context of a global pandemic,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/covid19perspectives/2021/07/21/how-did-scotland-police-the-pandemic-by-susan-...
 
Description Covid-19 and Care Homes: Advances in Administrative Data Research during the pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 19 November 2020 -
Online Seminar to focus on the latest research being undertaken to better understand Scotland's care home population during the pandemic.
The seminar examined emerging administrative data research in Scotland on the effect of the pandemic on care homes and the innovative methods being developed to help better identify and understand this population, including showcasing the potential of using unique property reference numbers (UPRN).
The event was chaired by Dr Iain Atherton, with presentations from Professor Chris Dibben, Dr Jenni Burton, University of Glasgow and Dr David Henderson, Napier University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/event-covid-19-and-care-homes-advances-administrative-data-r...
 
Description Creation of large road network distance matrix for research on commuting and health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 3 March 2021 - BLOG by David Rice and Dr Zhiqiang Feng
Working closely with National Records of Scotland (NRS), they created a dataset of Scotland's road networks, for our research project on how commuting can affect a person's health and wellbeing and for use in future research on transport and travel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/blog-creation-large-road-network-distance-matrix-research-commuting-and-heal...
 
Description Crime Survey Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8/12/2020 - Ana Morales and Fernando Pantoja attended the Crime Survey Conference. There is the possibility of carrying out a project using the SCJS and present at next year's conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DWP Areas of Research Interest (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Department of Work and Pensions did an all day engagement event in Edinburgh, which was chaired by our SIP leaf for poverty and fair work. He also presented on admin data linkage as a useful methodology. A range of new connections made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DWP Methods Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In October 2020 - Professor Nick Bailey was invited to attend this expert panel meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DWP Methods Advisory Group Meeting (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for world of work sits on the DWP methods advisory group, offering his expertise on data analysis, linkage and innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DWP blocks data for study of whether benefit sanctions linked to suicide 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2/3/22 - Guardian journalist Patrick Butler's article focussed on our struggles to access data and the failure of DWP to deliver, including quotes from research lead Professor Nick Bailey and response from Steven Timms (MP, and current Chair of the Select Committee) as well as a response from DWP. The article also referenced the recently published scoping review of sanctions impacts (Pattaro et al 2022, Journal of Social Policy).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/mar/02/dwp-blocks-data-for-study-of-whether-benefit-sanctio...
 
Description Dare UK Public Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 19/01/22 - Jan Savinc presented on deaths at home during the pandemic research to a public audience at a public dialogue workshop for DARE UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Data Bites, Institute for Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 8.9.21 - Morag Treanor presented on her children's data work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/events/data-bites-22
 
Description Data Discovery Workshop - Thames Valley Police (May 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Safer Communities attended a data discovery workshop in England and invited key data advocate to come and speak in Scotland and share his belief in data driven change with policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data First Academic Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 13/10/20 Professor Susan McVie attended the DATA First Academic Advisory Group Meeting. This meeting was to promote the Data First data holding. In attendance were various colleagues from the Home Office, Courts and Tribunal Service and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Insights: Deprivation and informal care at the end of life 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A Data Insights blog and short-format briefing on research findings on deprivation and care at the end of life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20insights%20-%20Deprivation%20and%20informal%20car...
 
Description Data Insights: Factors influencing the receipt of social care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Short accessible Data Insights format on research on Factors influencing the receipt of social care - posted online and also shared in person to policy and third sector contacts relevant to the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20insights%20-%20Factors%20influencing%20the%20rece...
 
Description Data Insights: Violence and Vulnerability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Data insights document on violence and vulnerability about our research project in this area - available online and sent to key contacts directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/sites/default/files/Data%20Insights%20-%20violence%20and%20vulnerabilities_0...
 
Description Data catch up meeting with Police Scotland to discuss their development of a data catalogue and other discussions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 27/1/21 - Professor Susan McVie met with Denis Hamill, Chief Data Officer, Police Scotland.

This was a data catch up meeting with Police Scotland to discuss their development of a data catalogue, proposed arrangements for collaborating and sharing data with academics, and arrangements for the sharing of the police Fixed Penalty Notice data for the Covid project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Data for Children - Shaping the Research Workshop (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Learning about Home Office and Ministry of Justice work on National Pupil Database. ONS/ADR UK are working on an form to access data. This has synergies with work developing in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data, Analysis and Research Group in Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Every Tuesday in August - Advisory Group held.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description David Henderson quoted on his research around care homes in the pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 27/7/2020 - Dr David Henderson - BBC Scotland online piece on deaths from Coronavirus in Scottish care homes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description David Henderson quoted on his research around care homes in the pandemic for New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 30 June 2020 David Henderson quoted on his research in an article in the New Scientist 'Scotland could eliminate the coronavirus - if it weren't for England'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2247462-scotland-could-eliminate-the-coronavirus-if-it-werent-f...
 
Description David Henderson quoted on his research around care homes in the pandemic in a BBC News article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 27 July 2020 David Henderson quoted in a BBC article called 'Coronavirus in Scotland: What is known about care home deaths?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-53502590
 
Description Deaths at Home - Blog 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 22/11/21 - Jan Savinc - This blog looked at the relative proportions of places of death over the years and how these differed between each of the fourteen NHS Scotland Health Boards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no8
 
Description Deaths at Home Project Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 17.06.21 - Iain Atherton and Jan Savinc met with Richard Meade, Head of Policy, Marie Curie to bring him up to speed on the deaths at home work and for him to become part of Advisory Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Developing a cross-national research agenda on crime and convictions: When will we catch up with our Scandinavian neighbours? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Susan McVie and Ben Matthews - "Developing a cross-national research agenda on crime and convictions: When will we catch up with our Scandinavian neighbours?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-developing-cross-national-research-agenda-crime-and-con...
 
Description Developing a geospatial platform 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben and colleagues from Scottish Government and EPCC at University of Edinburgh have met for a series of talks regarding the development of geospatial data as part of ADR Scotland's work. They have shared ambitions, technical requirements and research needs to plan and develop this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Discussion regarding Nursing and Deaths at Home Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 09.04.21 - Iain Atherton met with Susan Stewart (Professional Nurse Advisor for SG) and Dianne Murray (Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Scotland). He met with these key nursing figures to discuss nursing and deaths at home project, and develop a relationship with Scotland's Chief Nursing Office to support and enrich our work in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Does the risk of poor mental health rise before widowhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at ADR Conference, Dec 2019 - Zhiqiang Feng.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dramatic increase in deaths at home - No 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 7/6/21 - This month, our fourth blog in the 'Deaths at Home' series, shows that there is still an increase in deaths at home, even with very few Covid-19 home deaths.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-no4
 
Description Dramatic increase in deaths at home during the pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jan Savinc - BLOG Published 1 March 2021
Jan Savinc focused on the increase of 'deaths at home' since the beginning of the pandemic, using data for the entirety of 2020 as well as 2021 as new data are released.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-series-dramatic-increase-deaths-home-during-pandemic
 
Description Driving forward data informed approaches to policing (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We organised an event for a range of stakeholders - from Police Scotland, Scottish Police Authority, HM Inspector of Constabulary, Scottish Government, Violence Reduction Unit, ICO Scotland - to discuss attitudes, ideas and the current landscape for data driven approaches to policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Engagement meeting with Scouting Association (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Met with policy lead for Scouting to discuss positive youth development research project and discuss future areas of research such as volunteering which would directly benefit the organisation, as well as using the data they collect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Engagement with Police Scotland around data linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 20/5/21 - Susan McVie - A Policy Engagement Meeting with senior police officers from Police Scotland to discuss linkage with health data for purpose of examining serious and organised crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Engagement with Scottish Government on justice data linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 29/4/21 - Professor S McVie met with Head of JAS and team to take forward discussions (from the Justice Board meeting, mentioned above) about research ideas using linked justice data. This was a policy engagement meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Engaging Scottish Government and Office for National Statistics on Race Disparity Audit Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Seren Pattaro and Nick Bailey attended regular meetings with this group in 2020/21.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Engaging with children and young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 24/11/21 - Morag Treanor and Robert Porter - This article announced our pilot project in partnership with Children in Scotland on engaging children and young people with data. One of our core research themes is focused on understanding children's lives and outcomes, led by Professor Morag Treanor. In line with the recent incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots Law, and our commitment to The Promise, we are passionate and committed to meaningfully engaging children and young people in our work and learning from their perspectives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/news-engaging-children-and-young-people
 
Description Estimating maternal mortality rates during the 1918 flu using birth to death linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 9 November 2020 - Peter Christen, Australian National University. Presentation at International Population Data Linkage Newtowrk (IPDLN) conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ipdln.org
 
Description Estimating maternal mortality rates during the 1918 flu using birth to death linkage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 9th November 2020, Prof Peter Christen, Australian National University presented at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN). https://www.ipdln.org/sites/default/files/2020conference_liveevents2.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ipdln.org/
 
Description European Society of Criminology Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 9/9/21 - Dr Morales and Professor S McVie - Presentation at ESC to talk about the ongoing research about repeat victimization in Scotland as part of the Violence and Vulnerability project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Evidence submission to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, Policing Sub-Committee on Covid-19, Policing and Data Needs/Gaps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 23/11/2020 - Professor Susan McVie presented - Evidence submission to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, Policing Sub-Committee on Covid-19, Policing and Data Needs/Gaps. Also involved was John Scott QC. Professor McVie was asked to present to the Committee again in early 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Experiences with Differential Privacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 29/10/20 - Gillian Raab gave an invited talk to the Workshop of the UNECE (The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Synthetic Data Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Expert Advisory Board, Child Poverty Action Group Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor - Attended the Expert Advisory Board, Child Poverty Action Group Scotland - Membership of advisory board to guide and advise on CPAG activity in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description First Violence & Vulnerability Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Susan McVie led this first Violence & Vulnerability Advisory Group Meeting on 11.5.21.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Follow up on developing data pilot projects with Police Scotland (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Follow up meeting to discuss and develop pilot projects that are feasible and mutually beneficial to all parties, creating concrete actions from previous discussions on data research work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description HDR UK Scotland Associate Directors Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advisory group directors meeting, held 8 June and 3 September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Harnessing the power of large datasets to develop policy in New Zealand - seminar held in Scottish Government (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact SCADR invited Professor Matthew Parsons to come and speak to Scottish Government on the value of admin data linkage and New Zealand's work on this area as an exemplar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Health Staff mortality rate 'lower in Scotland' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 20/1/22 - Our work was featured in this press article by Esme Pringle enabling it to reach a wider audience. Health professionals in Scotland faced a lower risk of death during the first two waves of the pandemic compared to their counterparts in England, according to our study led by Serena Pattaro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://healthandcare.scot/default.asp?page=story&story=2981
 
Description How can social statistics help us fight Covid-19? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Online panel disussion held on 21/9/2020 - Discussion regarding the role of social statistics in informing the Covid-19 response and recovery. Professor Nick Bailey took part as a panelist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IPDLN Executive Committee 2021-2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris is part of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference executive committee. The international conference is being held in Edinburgh in September 2022 and Chris and SCADR colleagues have been integral to its planning and organisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://ipdln.org/sites/default/files/Members%20%202021-2022%20Bios%20for%20website%20Final%20v%201....
 
Description Impact of dog ownership on physical activity among older people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Zhiqiang Feng - Interview conducted via email with reporter from Dog Cast Radio. Zhiqiang Feng explained and discussed impact of dog ownership on physical activity among older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description In the light of experience - InterRAI and the final 1,000 days of life 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost by Iain Atherton our seminars around last 1000 days of life
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-light-experience-interrai-and-final-1000-days-life
 
Description Increased home deaths during the pandemic: insights from home care provider 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12.10.21 - Dr Iain Atherton and Jan Savinc hosted this internal stakeholder seminar. It was an invite only event attended by Marie Curie, Scottish Government, and the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Inequality and Social Inclusion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ADR-UK Researcher Network Symposium: Inequality & Social Inclusion - 23 September 2020
Talk given by Serena Pattaro : Investigating socioeconomic, household and environmental risk factors for Covid-19 in Scotland.
Online engagement event, UK Wide. Mainly research audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/inequality-social-inclusion/
 
Description Information Governance Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben was invited to be part of the IG working group for Scottish Government, bringing his expertise to advise on information governance processes and standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Information Governance Working Group - Pathway Two 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben and SCADR colleagues led on a proposal for the development of a fast-track secure data access pathway in Scotland. A working group with Research Data Scotland was established to further develop this pathway which continues to evolve. Chris brings his academic expertise to this work regarding functional anonymisation and data privacy and security in data linkage research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description International Automatic Coding Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 5 May 2020 - Event run by Lee Williamson. Richard Tobin from SCADR Team presented - International Automatic Coding Workshop - Online event attended by 25 researchers from across Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This brought together specialists in data science and historic data as part of eCohorts methodological work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description International Automatic Coding Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 5th May 2020. International Automatic Coding Workshop

Attended by 25 researchers from across Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This brought together specialists in data science and historic data. We presented our approach for the Digitising Scotland data which also forms part of SCADR eCohorts methodological work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Introduction to data science for administrative data research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8/5/21 - Dr Feng, Dr Berrie, Dr Morales & Professor Dibben - This course gives a full introduction to administrative data, describing what it is, some particular problems that may arise in working with this type of data and how to deal with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Introduction to using administrative linked data - week long course (December 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A week long workshop held to provide in-depth training on what admin data linkage is, the processes, safety measures etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Investigating the socioeconomic, household and environmental risk factors for COVID-19 in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 23 September 2020 - Serena Pattaro presented at the ADR-UK Researcher Network Symposium on 'Inequality and Social Inclusion', online event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adr-uk-researcher-network-symposium-inequality-social-inclusion-ticke...
 
Description Justice Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 15/10/20 - Professor S McVie attended and presented at the Justice Board meeting. The discussions involved the potential for justice data linkage, examples in other countries and policy value. Various people attended from SG, SPS, Police Scotland, SCTS and senior representatives of justice organisations. There were plans made to develop a justice data linkage strategy, and involve Professor McVie in further discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Labour market and wider impacts of benefit sanctions: A scoping review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESPAnet Conference 2019 - Serena Pattaro
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Last 1000 days of life seminar (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This well attended seminar attracted charities, government and academic to come together and learn about using data to improve care in the last days of life. Invited speaker, Professor Matthew Parsons, explained the New Zealand context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launching the SafePod Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 18/8/21 - Professor Chris Dibben and Darren Lightfoot - The SafePod Network is set to become the first service in the world to provide a countrywide network of standardised safe settings - known as SafePods - for data that requires secure access for research. Within Scotland, Glasgow is the first city to have a SafePod installed at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/administrative-data/accessing-data/safepod-network/news-launching-safepod-ne...
 
Description Leading a meeting with Police Scotland and Scottish Government on data pilot project (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Coordinated a new small working group with SCADR, Scottish Government colleagues from Justice Analytical Services and Data Linkage, and Chief Data Officer for Police Scotland to bring together interested parties on this work, discuss policy and research priorities for all organisations and develop a future agenda for working together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Linking public sector data for policy-relevant research: an ADR UK showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Held on 9 December 2020 - a virtual event showcasing some of the groundbreaking projects enabled by the ADR UK Strategic Hub Fund.
Speakers included David Dawson, External Data Linkage Lead, Ministry of Justice, The Data First Programme
Dr Rosie Cornish, University of Bristol, Research lead for a feasibility study using the Ministry of Justice-Department for Education linked dataset.
Professor Felix Ritchie, University of the West of England, Project lead for the Wage & Employment Dynamics project.
Professor Morag Treanor, Heriot-Watt University and Dr Fiona Mitchell, University of Strathclyde, presented about the Understanding Children's Lives and Outcomes programme.
Alex Sutherland, Chief Scientist and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Behavioral Insights Team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/events/linking-public-sector-data-for-policy-relevant-resear...
 
Description Low Income Policy Circle for the Social Renewal Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor attended event - Membership of group on low income to advise the statutory Social Renewal Advisory Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Masterclass Excellence in Headship - EIH Stretch: Child Poverty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor - Existing headteachers undertaking Continuing Professional Development. She did a series of seminars on child poverty and inequalities in education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Maternal Mortality in Scotland and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 26/3/21 - Talk given by Chris Dibben at the European Social Science History Conference which was held online.
Other authors include B Nowok, A Reid, L Williamson and Z Feng.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://esshc.socialhistory.org/conference/programme/2020?textsearch=Dibben
 
Description Meeting Chief Social Policy Advisor for Scotland on SCADR research programme 17.07.20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Key members of the SCADR team met Chief Social Policy Advisor, Carol Tannahill, to discuss our research programmes, potential for policy change and connections we can make to raise our profile and that of our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting Department for Work and Pensions survey team (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for our poverty and fair work and research fellow met new contacts from DWP to further work and collaboration here. They met at a previous DWP event we presented at and have enabled new directions for our work. This meeting was organised by Mark Vaughan, DWP Family and Resources Survey, Surveys Branch in London and aimed at refining research questions and co-ordinating with other DWP research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting Sustrans, a sustainable travel charity, on our commuting and health work (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Developing contacts with Sustrans for our commuting and health workstream, as well as masters students research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting between Anne Jamieson, Head of COVID 19 Data & Intelligence Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 21/1/21 - Professor Chris Dibben met Anne Jamieson, Head of Covid19 Data & Intelligence Network to discuss and help shape an event on data for recovery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting between Collin Tilley, NHS Education for Scotland and Iain Atherton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 24.03.21 - Iain Atherton met Colin Tilley to invite him to be part of advisory group for nursing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting of the "Recounting Crime" Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 11/11/20 - Professor Susan McVie attended this meeting with various academics. They were looking to find better ways of measuring crime using administrative data. A further meeting is planned in 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Data & Research Sub-Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 16/12/2020 - Professor Susan McVie attended the Meeting of the Criminal Responsibility Data & Research Sub-Group. Discussions held regarding identifying potential uses of data to assist with demonstrating the value of increasing the age of criminal responsibility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting to discuss opportunities and barrier research in the Chilean Criminal Justice System using administrative data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 11/01/2021 - Ana Morales met to discuss opportunities and barrier research with the Chilean Criminal Justice System using administrative data. She was invited to join the working group regarding accessing administrative data from the Criminal Justice System in Chile.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Aileen Campbell MSP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2021 - Professor Morag Treanor attended a Meeting with Aileen Campbell MSP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Alistair Fraser to discuss how the SCCJR can support early career researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 15/7/20 - Meeting between Alistair Fraser and Fernando Pantoja to discuss how the SCCJR can support early career researchers working in Professor Susan McVie's research team. A working plan will be developed for the future by Alistair Fraser after meeting all SCCJR members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Amy Tilbrook to discuss training and arrangements for getting the FPN data into the National Safe Haven. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 14/12/2020 - Amy Tilbrook met with Professor Susan McVie and Ben Matthews to discuss training and arrangements for getting the FPN data into the National Safe Haven.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Amy Wilson and Roger Halliday regarding Justice Board request to create more linked justice data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 30/10/20 - Professor Susan McVie met with Amy Wilson and Roger Halliday regarding Justice Board request to create more linked justice data. Amy Wilson will speak to potential data controllers and develop a plan for justice data linkage. Professor McVie to identify potential research ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Chief Nursing Officers for Wales and Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 01.08.21 - Iain Atherton met Chief Nursing Officers to inform UK-wide nursing project, garner sport and discuss what areas insight might be valuable.
The Chief Nursing Officers were Gillian Knight (Wales) and Charlotte McArdle (Norther Ireland).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Child Protection Scotland - Infants Born into Care Findings, their implications and future collaboration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 29/1/21 - Gillian Raab, Janice McGhee, Harriet Barker and Celia MacIntyre met Child Protection Scotland to discuss Infants Born into Care in Scotland findings, their implications and future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Chris Dibben to discuss COVID-19 work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 21/7/20 - Meeting between Professor Chris Dibben and Ana Morales to discuss Covid 19 work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with CoSLA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2021 - Professor Morag Treanor attended a Meeting to discuss free school meal replacements in Scotland and how best to deliver these through school holidays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Dr Alistair Fraser to discuss research interests 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 03/08/20 - Meeting held between Dr Alistair Fraser and Ana Morales to discuss research interests and how the SCCJR can support and foster collaboration across the members and ECR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with John Swinney MSP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treaner attended a meeting with John Swinney MSP. The meeting was to discuss free school meal replacements in Scotland and how best to deliver these through school holidays.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Ms Gill Robinson to discuss the Scottish prison system and recidivism as part of a research proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 9/7/20 - Meeting between Ana Morales (on behalf of Professor Susan McVie) and Ms Gill Robinson to discuss the Scottish prison system and recidivism as part of a research proposal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with NHS National Services Scotland on drug related deaths (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met with staff to discuss potential research project on drug related deaths and feasibility/practicality of data linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Police Scotland to discuss availability of small-scale spatial data for analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 09/11/20 - Professor Susan McVie met with Mark Hollinsworth from Police Scotland to discuss availability of small-scale spatial data for analysis. Further discussions will be held.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Stewart Butler, DWP Labour Market Intervention (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Stewart Butler, lead analyst, DWP Labour Market Intervention and Skills, Labour Market, Families and Disadvantage Directorate at University of Glasgow. This involved presentations and discussion on current research activities for SCADR and DWP research plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Street Assist Project in Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 19/3/20 - Meeting between Neil Logan from Street Assist Project in Edinburgh to discuss how Professor McVie's research team can assist in future. Fernando Pantoja was the person attending the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Thames Valley and Scottish VRU leaders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 12/11/21 - Professor S McVie - Meeting wtih VRU leads to discuss the possibility of developing a research linkage project with data from across UK. Plans to hold a meeting with all VRU leads in near future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with stakeholders to discuss nursing analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15 January 2021 - Dr Iain Atherton - Meeting with Stakeholders to discuss nursing analysis. At the meeting discussions were made regarding collaboration to take forward research into nursing workforce. Links made to Professor of Nursing who is widely recognised as workforce expert.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with stakeholders, nursing analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 10 February 2021 - Dr Iain Atherton. Meeting to discuss potential value of analysis of data relating to nurses for NHS Education Scotland (who are also data controllers). At the meeting it was discussed how we might support NHS Education in planning through analysis of either NMC data or their own data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meetings with DWP to progress sanctions project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2020/ 2021 - Nick Bailey, Serena Pattaro, Evan Williams and Chris Dibben - Fortnightly meetings throughout 2020-2021 with DWP policy analysts and PHS to progress SCADR sanctions project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Meetings with Policy in Practice (PiP) and Glasgow City Council (GCC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2020 - Nick Bailey and Evan Williams attended meetings to discuss collaboration to take forward research (financial profile of low-income households in Scotland).
Meetings to discuss a project to build a dataset of administrative benefits data available to policy-makers and researchers. Planned project is a collaboration between SCADR and Policy in Practice (PiP). Meeting with PiP (17/06/20) to discuss the project and second meeting with PiP and Glasgow City Council (08/07/20) to build support for the project from Scottish LAs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Met Carer's Policy Team in Scottish Government - Children's SIP engagement (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed potential of data linkage to explore young carers and future ideas for utilising and acquiring their new carers census for analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Scottish Government about health and social care projects (October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following on from an event we had run about care in the end of life, the Deputy CMO requested a meeting with us to discuss our work and how we could work together on new ways of linking data and thinking about data to enhance policy and practice in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Head of GIRFEC in Scottish Government - Children's SIP engagement (August 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met the Head of the 'Getting in right for every child' team in Scottish Government to learn about their priorities and what policy relevant research we could do. Informative discussion on what linked data projects would help them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Head of Violence Reduction Unit in Scotland (April 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for Safer Communities engaged the Director of Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit, Niven Rennie, on her research idea for violence and vulnerabilities.

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit is a national centre of expertise in tackling violence. Working in partnership with Police Scotland and the Scottish Government, it is a key stakeholder and beneficiary of our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Health and Social Care Analysis Team, Scottish Government (Oct 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed data linkage potential and research with SG data - made good new contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Marie Curie around care of end of last years of life work (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our health and social care SIP engaged Marie Curie's Head of Policy on their work in the area of end of life, to maximise it's utility and policy relevance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met Paul Leek, Information Services Division, NHS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for health and social care followed up from links made at our seminars on the end of life, to see how we can work with Information Services Division on this work going forward. Strong appetite to explore options and keep in touch on this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with Chief Statistician, Scottish Government on health and social care work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussed ongoing research and ways of making policymakers aware. Also discussed methods of access to held administrative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with Child Poverty team in Scottish Government 16.08.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Engaged child poverty team on policy relevant research for the children's SIP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Met with NMC data scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 14.01.2022 our researchers met Nursing and Midwifery Council data scientists Oli Hawkins & Karthik Sundaram to discuss the NMC data, its quality and potential, and share knowledge and understanding of the data and admin data & linkage more broadly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Met with Office of Statistics Regulation, UK Statistics Authority 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met UK Stats Authority to inform their work and upcoming report on the state of social care data collection in Scotland. SCADR has used social care data for research purposes and has feedback on quality, coverage and future improvements. Both David Henderson's PhD thesis and academic paper on the Social Care Survey will be cited in the report due to publish in March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Met with author of report for GMB union 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited to participate in research for the report as expert contributor on future challenges of social care provision in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Methods and findings from creating the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD): auto-coding of deaths (to ICD-10) and occupations (to HISCO) from large training datasets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 2 - 5 March 2022 - Lee Williamson gave a talk at the 4th Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography. Other authors are Richard Tobin, Claire Grover, Beatrice Alex, Eilidh Garrett, Chris Dibben.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk at ADR conference, Cariff, Dec 2019 by Lynne Forrest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 2019, presented by Lynne Forrest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migration to New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at eDRIS development day - electronic Data Research and Innovation Service (eDRIS) team are part of the Information Services Division in NHS and key partners in our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ministry of Justice Data First Academic Advisory Group (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact xx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description NSPCC Research Advisory Group (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion around suitable datasets that could be used to create better understanding of children's lives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description New Scientist COVID-19 piece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr David Henderson - New Scientist piece on effect of Coronavirus in Care Homes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://institutions.newscientist.com/article/2247462-scotland-could-eliminate-the-coronavirus-if-it...
 
Description Nursing Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 06.09.21 - This Nursing Advisory Group Meeting was led by Iain Atherton, bringing together a new group to advise on a new nursing project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Nursing advisory group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chaired by research lead Iain Atherton on 17/03/22 - nursing advisory group meeting attended by colleagues across Government, third sector and nursing community to help shape nursing project. This meeting included sharing feedback from our public panel on this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ONS Safe Researcher Training Sessions - online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The ONS Safe Researcher Training is run approximately monthly online by SCADR and is a vital part of training for researchers in order for them to securely access deidentified administrative data. The training took place on the following dates in 2021 - 2022: 28/3/21, 30/4/21, 7/6/21, 9/7/21, 6/8/21, 13/9/21, 22/10/21, 22/11/21, 17/12/21, 24/1/22 and 18/2/22. The number of people trained on each occasion varies from 7 to 20 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/administrative-data/training/ons-safe-researcher-training-course-ons-srt
 
Description ONS Safer Research Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Colleagues from SCADR ran Secure Researcher Training (SRT) courses on the five below dates:

24 May 19
7 June 19
26 Sept 19
6 December 19
6 March 20

These training courses are held to enable researchers to gain accreditation and access to ONS, SLS and various sources of data to carry out research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Office for National Statistics - Safe Researcher Training (ONS-SRT) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ONS SRT has been run regularly since the last Research Fish reporting.
Training Dates and Number of Researchers Trained:
6 March 2020 - 16 - held in SCADR Nine Bioquarter
15 May 2020 - 12 - online training
15 June 2020 - 4 - online training
14 July 2020 - 6 - online training
24 August 2020 - 7 - online training
14 September 2020 - 11 accepted - to confirm after the training final numbers
A total of ........ researchers have undertaken the training.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/administrative-data/training
 
Description Participation in SPA Roundtable event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 18/8/21 - Susan McVie - Presentation at a national roundtable event on 'Policing the Pandemic - The Scottish Experience'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in SPA event on deprivation and public confidence in policing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 23/11/21 - Professor S McVie - Providing expert advice on public confidence in policing based on research using administrative data. Part of a wider peice of work to ensure public confidence in policing is maintained.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Police Scotland Roundtable: Bridging the gap between Research Evidence and Police Action (Nov 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead for Safer Communities is engaging in a series of roundtable events with Police Scotland around the use of data with a range of key stakeholders in the policing community, shining a light on how research using data can help to inform policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Police Scotland Roundtable: The use of policing data and statistics in public discourse (Feb 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SIP lead for Safer Communities presented at this workshop on her work on administrative data research and its potential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Police Scotland's National Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Use Violence Group (April 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our Safer Communities lead engaged Police Scotland's National Alcohol, Drugs and Substance Use Violence Group around policy relevant research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Policing and the pandemic - research and evidence roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 18/8/21 - Professor Susan McVie presented and was on the panel. This roundtable event was run by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.spa.police.uk/spa-media/twpjnyob/provisional-programme-spa-website.pdf
 
Description Policy Meeting - Strategic meeting about children's strategic impact programme and formation of new advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 26/8/2020
Chris Dibben met Michael Chalmers, Director of Children and Families, Scottish Government. Strategic meeting about children's strategic impact and programme and formation of new advisory group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Policy Meeting between Professor Chris Dibben and the Open Innovation Team in UK Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2 February 2021 - Professor Chris Dibben had a policy meeting with the Open Innovation Team in UK Government to discuss his research findings from positive youth development work. The Open Innovation Team were commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to research evidence and expert opinion on youth services and Professor Dibben's administrative data research on the impact of scouts and guides on health and wellbeing was shared and discussed, and will be submitted as evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy meeting between Dr Iain Atherton and incoming Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 23 February 2021 - Dr Iain Atherton had a policy meeting with incoming Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, Amanda Croft, around his research on Care in the Last Days of Life and Nursing Workforce Issues arising from Covid-19. They discussed directions for future research and this meeting successfully established a working relationship with the Chief Nursing Office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Potential COVID-19 vulnerability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr David Henderson - BBC Highland news bulletins carried piece on blog relating to potential vulnerability for COVID-19 using publicly-available data. Also covered in online piece for BBC Naidheachdan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/52182113
 
Description Poverty and Health Inequalities Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SIP lead, Morag Treanor, spoke about the lived experience of poverty on health and linked administrative data research to better understand patterns of this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scotphn.net/resources/poverty-and-health-inequalities-summit-4th-november/poverty-and-he...
 
Description Presentation Project CJ and Problem Drug Users to Criminology Subject area 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 22/5/20 - Presentation Project CJ and Problem Drug Users to Criminology Subject area - Fernando Pantoja on behalf of Professor Susan McVie. Other people involved were Edinburgh Law School Criminology Subject area members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at 'A Study of Health in Port Cities (SHiP)' international workshop on 'What was killing infants in port cities, 1850-1950' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Drs Eilidh Garrett and Alice Reid presented at A Study of Health in Port Cities (SHiP) international workshop on 'What was killing infants in port cities, 1850-1950'. The workshop was in two tranches on 21st January 2021 and 2nd February 2021 organised by Angelique Janssens at Radboudt University in the Netherlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at BSPS Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 01/09/21 - Dr E Garrett - Conference presentation on fertility amongst textile workers in Scotland, England and Wales between 1851 and 1901, using data derived from Digitising Scotland project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at BSPS Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 14/09/21 - Dr Feng - Conference presentation on spatial analysis of COVID-19 in England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at Economic History Society Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 6/4/21 - Dr E Garrett gave a Conference presentation on causes of death amongst infants in Ipswich, England 1872-1909, using ICD10h, cause of death coding system devised for use with Digitising Scotland project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at European Historical Demography Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 5/3/22 - Dr E Garrett - Conference presentation looking at marital and non-marital fertility in Scotland, England and Wales between 1851 and 1901, using data derived from the Digitising Scotland Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation at GISRUK Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15/04/21 - Dr Feng - Conference presentation on spatial analysis of COVID-19 in England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at The Rising Star Seminar Series, University of Hull 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 15/12/21 - Dr A Morales - Presentation at the Rising Star Seminar Series about our work on postal delivery of illegal drugs into Scotland: a data linkage analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at an online seminar for China Agricultural University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17/11/21 - Seminar presentation on using routinely collected data in health geography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Permanence and Care Team, Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ben Matthews presented on his placement stability work and analysis and gained feedback from practitioners and experts on policy in this area to inform further analysis and increase usefulness of findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presenting Migrations at the end of life study to MSc students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2020 - Jan Savinc at Napier University presented the study to PG students on MSc Data Science Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Priorities for the implementation of the National Care Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Research lead, Dr Iain Atherton, presented and took part in a panel discussion for this Scotland Policy conference which examined the way forward for shaping and implementing a National Care Service in Scotland - following its proposal by the First Minister in the Programme for Government, and its examination and support in the Independent Review of Adult Social Care. The event also looked at wider issues such as the impact of COVID-19 on unpaid carers and how best to support them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.scotlandpolicyconferences.co.uk/delegate_link/National-Care-SPC
 
Description Professor Susan McVie quoted on her report and work as part of the Independent Advisory Group on Police Use of Emergency Powers Related to the Coronavirus Crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30/6/2020 - Professor Susan McVie quoted to BBC News on her report and work as part of the Independent Advisory Group on Police Use of Emergency Powers Related to the Coronavirus Crisis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53236209
 
Description Profs G Raab & C Dibben presented on eDatashield at the University of Edinburgh 'Dealing with Data 2019' event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Gillian Raab & Professor Chris Dibben presented 'Running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined' at the University of Edinburgh conference on Dealing with Data 2019, on 15th January 2020 (rescheduled from 2019). The theme was "Collaboration Across the Nations: Managing, sharing and securing research data across space and time. In previous years DwD has attracted over 100 attendees from across the university to hear contributions by research staff and students at all stages of their careers and from diverse disciplines. Dealing with Data 2019 was an opportunity to hear from, and network with, other members of the UoE research community about how they have addressed these issues to build successful collaborations, or the lessons they have learned which will enable them to be more successful in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-support/research-data-service/dealing-with-data-2...
 
Description Public Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Panel Meeting held online on 30 October 2020
Growing Up in Kinship Care - Ms Fiona Mitchell
Exploring context, factors and approaches educational exclusions and absences - Professor Morag Treanor
Investigating socioeconomic, household and environmental risk factors for COVID-19 in Scotland - Dr Serena Pattaro
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Public Panel Session - 25/2/22 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25/2/22 - ADR Scotland public panel session (15 people) - presentations from Iain Atherton and Michelle Jamieson on nursing workforce project, and from colleagues at Research Data Scotland on streamlining data access proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Public data for public good: towards better understanding children's lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 5/11/2020
Presentations from:
Dr Lucy Griffiths - An overview of children's social care data held within the SAIL Databank, and plans for use
Martin Elliott - Child Welfare Inequalities in a Time of Rising Numbers of Children Entering Out-Of-Home Care: SAIL and the CASCADE partnership
Janice McGhee, Celia Macintyre & Gillian Raab - Infants born into care of local authorities in Scotland - working together with the data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/event-public-data-public-good-towards-better-understanding-ch...
 
Description Regular Meetings with Department of Work and Pensions regarding data sharing and policy, developing relationships and insight. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Serena Pattaro and Nick Bailey from Glasgow University attended biweekly meetings with colleagues from DWP for the Benefit sanctions project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Research Data Scotland Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Dibben was invited to be part of the Research Data Scotland steering group in Scottish Government as an expert in this area to advise on what this new data service will be and how it will work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research Data Scotland Transition Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Throughout 2021/22, Chris Dibben has been part of the Research Data Scotland transition board, helping to inform its establishment as a new data service in Scotland. Chris has provided his many years of expertise and knowledge in administrative data, data linkage and information governance to help support and shape this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Researching the postal delivery of illegal drugs into Scotland: Implications for policy and practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The seminar which was held on 20/1/21 will be chaired by Professor Susan McVie OBE, Chair of Quantitative Criminology at the University of Edinburgh and Safer Communities Research Lead at SCADR, with a range of presentations given by expert SCADR data analysts including: Dr Ben Matthews, Dr Ana Morales and Dr Fernando Pantoja.
The presentations were followed by a discussion about how to align academic research to policy and operational purposes in this area and explore the benefits of connecting different research and policy priorities, including crime and health data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/researching-postal-delivery-of-illegal-drugs-into-scotland-tickets-1294...
 
Description Running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Dibben and Gillian Raab did a talk on 'running an analysis of combined data when the individual records cannot be combined' for the Dealing with Data Conference, Jan 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/dealing_with_data_2019_programme_final.pdf
 
Description SCADR - Public Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 14 July 2020 - Various SCADR researchers presented their research to the public panel as part of our vital public engagement work.

Presenters -
Roger Halliday - Research Data Scotland Principles
Fernando Pantoja - Criminal Justice contact with problem drug users in Scotland
David Henderson - The impact of COVID-19 on health & social care services and policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SCADR - Public Panel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 15 March 2020 Various SCADR researchers presented their research to the public panel as part of our vital public engagement work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SCADR Website Blog - Spotlight on Jan Savinc 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17/12/202 - Jan Savinc's Blog on SCADR website. Jan Savinc is a Research Fellow at Napier University and is part of the SCADR Team. He is involved in the Care at the End of Life Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-spotlight-jan-savinc
 
Description SCCJR Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 12 and 13 November 2020 Professor Susan McVie, Fernando Pantoja and Ana Morales attended the SCCJR Conference online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.sccjr.ac.uk/search/?theme=all&type=all&q=2020+conference
 
Description SafePod application for ONS Secure Research Service accreditation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ONS accredited SafePods as a safe setting for access to their SRS datasets. Researchers will be able to remotely access ONS SRS datasets from SafePods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scoping Veteran's project with Defence Policy Unit, Scottish Government 17.07.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Our Veteran's project lead met the Scottish Government's Defence Policy Unit to engage them with the innovative data linkage work on veterans and to get them on board as engaged stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scotland's National Bereavement Charter Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11.05.21 - Jan Savinc presented on his 'deaths at home during the pandemic' project for professionals related to bereavement support across Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scottish Ambulance Service meeting (July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss practicalities of violence-health-data project and other blue lights works. Building connections with Reform Collaboration Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) Webinar Series - Equality and Justice Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 27.01.22 - Professor Susan McVie presented at the Equality and Justice Webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.sastudyoffending.org.uk/attachments/article/343/270122%20-%20Equality%20and%20Justice.pd...
 
Description Scottish COVID Data and Intelligence Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 3 September 2020 - Advisory Group Meeting.

The Scottish COVID-19 Data and Intelligence Network was set up to build on the existing community of data expertise and make best use of the data already available across Scotland. The network is a partnership of expertise from across Local Authorities, Health Boards, Directors of Public Health, Health and Social Care Partnerships, Public Health Scotland, Scottish Government, academia and other public bodies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://researchdata.scot/scottish-covid-19-data-and-intelligence-network
 
Description Scottish Educators Connect Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor carried out a podcast for teachers on child poverty and inequalities in education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Educators Connect seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor - A seminar on child poverty and inequalities in education using her book as a resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Scottish Government Analytical Leadership Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 08.09.21 - Chris Dibben joined this senior Government meeting and presented with Roger Halliday on ADR Scotland and future priorities and ways to collaborate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Scottish Government's ScotStat Crime and Justice Committee meeting (Sept 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended Scottish Government's ScotStat Crime and Justice Committee meeting, on the theme of violence. Presented on the planned SCADR research on violence and ambulance call outs/hospital admissions (plus other ongoing research) and discussed data access from Police Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar for Into Headship - head teachers qualification 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor - A seminar on child poverty and inequalities in education to senior educators studying for their headteacher's qualification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Spatial and seasonal patterns of mortality in Scotland in the 20th century: Early results from the Digitising Scotland project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Local Population Studies Society Annual Conference 2019, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Strategic Advisory Board for the University of Essex's Reseach Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC) Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor - Membership of advisory group to advise on the work of MiSoC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Strategic collaboration meeting with National Records Scotland (NRS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 17.06.21 - Chris Dibben and Lee Williamson made a presentation to senior members of National Records Scotland, both to present the plans for the Scottish Historical Population Platform (SHiPP) and to discuss ways in which we can work more closely on using historical and archived data and linking it to the present-day population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Synthetic data & protocol for Nursing Workforce study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Iain Atherton and his team presented to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on 19.03.21 and developed synthetic data to showcase how they'll use the data for research and its utility. The team have had 9 meetings in total between March 2021 and 2022 with the NMC and Office of National Statistics (ONS) to develop a pilot project using nursing data, which has led to strong relationships and beneficial outcomes for all partners. The NMC are keen to draw on the expertise of the ONS to make their data more available for policy relevant research, whilst ONS see the use of occupational data as an area they would like to strengthen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Taking historical death records and developing a database for future analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 14/12/21 - Eilidh Garrett - Our researcher Eilidh Garrett talks about her work on the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD) which is transforming the accessibility of historical records for future research and analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-taking-historical-death-records-and-developing-database...
 
Description Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative on 'Child Poverty' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2020 - Professor Morag Treanor A collection of local authorities in the same region work together to reduce inequalties in education regionally. Professor Treanor was invited to be a keynote speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Temporal and seasonal patterns of infant mortality in Scotland, 1901-1970 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact British Society for Population Studies 2019 Conference, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Temporal dynamics of sex ratio at birth in Scotland, 1901-1973 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact European Society of Historical Demography Conference, presented by Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Dynamics of the Nursing Workforce: Using Data to Inform Decision Making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First meeting to develop nursing data work bringing in stakeholders from Chief Nursing Offices, Nursing and Midwifery Council, ONS, ADR UK and Public Health Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The Promise Oversight Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2021 - Professor Morag Treanor attended this meeting as a member of newly formed board to implement the findings from the Independent Care Review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description The looked after children in time: creating and analysing longitudinal data on placements history and educational outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference talk by Susan McVie at ADR conference, Cardiff, Dec 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The power of administrative linked data: understanding children's outcomes (November 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact As part of Scottish Government's Evidence and Policy fortnight, SCADR researchers presented with the data linkage unit on our children's SIP work and the value of admin data linkage, and our progress in developing infrastructure and research in this area. Attended by a range of policymakers across SG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Translating' records of Scotland's past to tell meaningful stories: The production of Scottish longitudinal historical micro-dataset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association; Chicago, IL - Beata Nowok
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Understanding the dynamics of the nursing workforce: the potential of routinely collected data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 22/3/21 - Dr Iain Atherton's blog talks about the online seminar on Friday 19 March, hosted by SCADR, to bring together academics, data specialists and policy leaders to discuss the potential of data relating to nurse registrants to support informed policy and decision making, as well as looking at further opportunities and prioritising future research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/news-understanding-dynamics-nursing-workforce-potential-rout...
 
Description Understanding the health and social profile of ex-service working age personnel in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Iain Atherton spoke at the RAF Research Syposium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Understanding the impact imprisonment has on families organised by Families Outside - Assisted at Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 26/08/20 - Dr Ana Morales assisted at the Presentation "Understanding the impact imprisonment has on families", organised by Families Outside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Using Administrative Data to Understand Geographical Patterns of Postal Drug Delivery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact European Society of Criminology Conference, presented by Ben Matthews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Veteran's Steering Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 1 April 2020 met with our stakeholder group for the Veteran's research project which consists of government, third sector and academic colleagues.
Dr Iain Atherton also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Video - Data to create effective crime, justice and equality policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Susan created a short video as part of Evidence Week in Holyrood to summarise her data and criminal justice research in an accessible format and encourage policy meetings with various MSPs and policymakers in Scotland - https://senseaboutscience.org/evidence-week-holyrood/institution/data-to-create-effective-crime-justice-and-equality-policy/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-zcP9JwHYU
 
Description Violence & Vulnerability Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11/5/21 - Professor S McVie and Dr F Pantoja - Second meeting of the V&V advisory group to inform the development of the research and ensure findings are applicable to needs of policy makers and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Violence & Vulnerability Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21/10/21 - Professor S McVie and Dr A Morales - Inaugural meeting ot the V&V advisory group to inform the development of the research and ensure findings are applicable to needs of policy makers and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Violence and Vulnerability Advisory Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 21.10.21 - This was the second Advisory Group Meeting and was led by Professor Susan McVie and Dr Ana Morales. It was attended by police, government and justice colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar with key stakeholders to present research carried out using NCA data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20/01/21 - Webinar with key stakeholders to present research carried out using NCA data. Attended by SCADR Colleagues - Susan McVie, Harriet Barker, Ana Morales and Fernando Pantoja. Also involved was Ben Matthews. Discussion regarding possible creation of advisory group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Welfare reform in Scotland: research policy and the third sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The seminar and roundtable, held in May 2019, aimed to interrogate the ways that academics and partners can impact the developing of social security agenda in Scotland and how new research collaborations can be developed to improve the evidence base for the social security system. Nick Bailey, SCADR SIP lead, presented and several members of SCADR attended and contributed to discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://policyscotland.gla.ac.uk/welfare-reform-in-scotland-research-policy-and-the-third-sector/
 
Description What's the next game-changer for solving poverty in Scotland? Shaping the agenda on work, social security and housing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Morag Treanor took part in a panel debate at this Joseph Rowntree Foundation event in October 2019. Serena Pattaro, Research Fellow, contributed to discussion on a workshop around 'work'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.jrf.org.uk/event/what's-next-game-changer-solving-poverty-scotland
 
Description Why COVID-19 has Made Data Linkage Matter More Than Ever - As part of Centre for Homelessness Impact Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Serena Pattaro presented on SCADR research and contributed to the panel debate on how data can help homelessness. This was an online event held on 31 July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/events/why-covid-19-has-made-data-linkage-matter-more-than-e...
 
Description Why COVID-19 has made data linkage matter more than ever 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 31/7/2020 - Serena Pattaro presented at an ADR-UK panel session, during Centre for Homelessness Impact Festival, online event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adr-uk-researcher-network-symposium-inequality-social-inclusion-ticke...
 
Description Working together to make a difference with data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8/11/21 - A blog co-written by Harriet Baird (SCADR) and Roger Halliday (Scottish Government) on working together to make a difference with data, showcasing how Government and academics are collaborating to develop administrative data and policy relevant research in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.scadr.ac.uk/news-and-events/blog-working-together-make-difference-data