Administrative Data Research Centres 2018

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Centre for Public Health

Abstract

There is great potential for understanding more about our society through better use of data that already exists and by linking different datasets together. Using existing data is not only efficient and cheaper than collecting new data, but it can also provide a powerful means to consider what action is needed to tackle a wide range of social issues, guiding the development, implementation and evaluation of government policies. This can be achieved in a way that ensures that the public have the maximum confidence that their data are being used appropriately and that the safeguards of these data meet the highest international standards.

The Administrative Data Research Centre (ARDC) in Northern Ireland (NI) comprises the two universities and NISRA, the local governmental statistics agency. Over the last five years, in collaboration with government bodies and the voluntary and community sectors, the widened access to administrative datasets in Northern Ireland, has enabled us to undertake a range of research projects that have informed government and public services. We have also greatly increased the number of researchers both in academia and government able to manage and analyse these large and complex datasets required to undertake this type of research.

While our primary objective for the ADRC over the next 30 months will be to maintain the confidence of the different publics in the use of administrative data for research, our renewed focus will be to build on our work in fostering commitment from Government in NI and throughout the UK to an increased access to and use of administrative data. This will help us maximise the potential of administrative data as a rich resource for evidence-based policy making and evaluation. Our emphasis in this short period will be the rapid delivery of targeted, high impact research-related activities essential to data custodians. To do so, we will extend the use of administrative data that is available and accessible. Importantly, we will continue to strengthen the impact of our research portfolio through more focused knowledge exchange activities. In collaboration with our NISRA partners, we will engage with data custodians ensuring that we take into account their priorities in the policy process cycle and that our research activities in this period are focussed on the timely delivery towards NI Government objectives.

We will also undertake a modest portfolio of world-class research projects at both NI and UK level that quickly demonstrates to respective data owners the utility and potential policy impact of using administrative data for research. Within NI, the ADRC and NISRA, will help develop Strategic Impact Programmes (SIP), prioritising the needs of the different Government departments and informing the NI Program for Government (PfG). Each of the SIPs will be accompanied by focused knowledge exchange packages co-designed and delivered by the data custodians.

A major objective for the ADRC will be to demonstrate to Whitehall Departments the potential utility of their administrative data. We will therefore continue to develop large multipurpose research datasets under the 'Growing Old' Themed Partnership and undertake a series of research programmes addressing the Areas of Research Interest (ARI) that set out the most important research questions facing the collaborating UK Government Departments. We will also contribute to the development and delivery of the wider pan-UK research agenda arising from the Strategic Hub.

Planned Impact

ESRC has identified in the Service Design Framework for Administrative Data Research over the 2018,-2021 period, that data owners and government organisations are the primary intended beneficiaries of the Centre. This is so that the benefits of widened access to administrative data are demonstrated in relation to the proximal priorities of data owners in order to foster productive data sharing relationships over the long term. Other beneficiaries will include the different publics and civil society at large and although secondary in nature we need to maintain our transparency about the activity and outputs to ensure that the ADRP continues to benefit from the social licence it operates under.

The ADRC concurs with the SDF with a focus on both local (NI-level) and UK-level (mainly Whitehall) data owners. However, the need to deliver impactful research within a relatively short timeframe necessitates building Programme for Government (PfG)-related Strategic Impact Programmes (SIPs) around data that are readily available so initial impact is likely to be greatest for these data owners. The ADRC will also be undertaking a body of research that will use ONS, DWP and HMRC data with the aim of contributing to the Areas of Research Interest of these organisations.

The ADRP requirements will require an intensification of our previous endeavours in NI over the last 5 years, which have already changed the attitudes and willingness of individual departments within Government to make their administrative data available for research. NI has had notable success in increasing access to such data and Departments here increasingly perceive the ADRC as a valuable potential resource for addressing their research and policy needs.

The ADRC, in collaboration with our National Statistical Agency (NISRA) and building on their extensive Government links, will help key policy and decision-makers within NI Government Departments formulate and prioritise a research agenda (SIP) that will inform the PfG. It is anticipated that much of this work will have been completed by the end of 2018. This process will be a partnership with data owners engaged and participating across the entire research journey from design to delivery. The aim is to validate Departmental buy-in by producing research outputs that quickly demonstrate the utility of using linked administrative data to generate new knowledge in PfG-related areas. This will be aided by increased opportunity for data owner and researcher interaction through the Administrative Data Forum, Data Workshops and User Group.

All of these activities will be underpinned by a series of targeted knowledge exchange activities led by the ADRC Policy Champion bringing researchers, policymakers and significant stakeholders together to enhance the potential for impact of the research. These will include project-specific events for relevant data owners and more general dissemination events targeted at senior cross-Departmental groups to showcase the benefits of administrative data research to a wider audience. We also plan to hold a series of topic specific symposia related to completed, ongoing and scheduled research work packages both in NI and England. The ADRC will also utilise existing institutional structures designed to maximise engagement with the machinery of Government. These include Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS), an innovation that brings academic findings directly to Assembly members; hosting and providing briefings to specific Assembly Committees and disseminating and promoting research to key policy makers through an All-Party Parliamentary Group.

ADRC will also strive for continued public participation in all aspects of the research processes and we will continue to engage with the publics, such as the Commissioners offices, and voluntary and community organisations, who have an enormous potential to influence decision makers within government.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description The principle outcome has been the increased recognition amongst data custodians and policy maker of the utility of using linked administrative data to produce new knowledge which can be used to inform policy. This has been part of an ongoing development and maturation in thinking, but more recently there has been a sea-change in that some government departments are proactively coming to us for help in answering their policy-related answers.
Exploitation Route This will vary according to the specific sub-study within the Strategic Research Projects. In most cases the findings are just being produced and shared with the respective stakeholders of the Project Steering Committees, so it is a little too early to say what the definitive outcome will be at this stage.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy

URL https://www.adruk.org/about-us/our-partnership/adr-northern-ireland/
 
Description Each of the five Strategic Impact Programmes will have one or two sub-project and each of these will have a Project Steering Committee, which in addition to the research team comprises, amongst others, a representatives of senior policy (and/or) data owner, appropriate voluntary sector and often representatives of the 'target' study group. This ensures a co-production model of research, a check and sounding board for findings and increases the potential for incorporation of findings into policy/strategy.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Belfast City Council Data Stakeholder consultation workshop
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Citation in Looked After Children Strategy - member of Steering Committee of research programme
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.northernireland.gov.uk/news/new-strategy-care-experienced-children-and-young-people-publ...
 
Description Clean Air Strategy NI Consultation
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/clean_air_strategy_discussion_document
 
Description Education research policy brief - contributing author on brief solicited by Expert Panel on Educational Attainment
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Informing Northern Ireland Looked After Children Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/publications/life-deserved-strategy-looked-after-children
 
Description Use of administrative data for Housing policy development
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Workshop on administrative data for policy development for homelessness in Northern Ireland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description maximising the value of administrative data: a meeting at the Institute for Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description A pilot ADRC-NI project linking Social Security Benefits to understand the health and social needs of disability benefit claimants. ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N012003/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Columbia University EPIC scholarship for "Epidemiologic Analysis Using R"
Amount $350 (USD)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Department National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2019
 
Description ESRC SDAI Enhancing the population-wide Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm and Suicide Ideation through data linkage
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R011400/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 05/2019
 
Description Impact of COVID-19 on mental health in Northern Ireland: an administrative data linkage study
Amount £163,349 (GBP)
Funding ID COM/5625/20 
Organisation Northern Ireland HSC R&D 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description MQ Data Science Programme 2016
Amount £49,662 (GBP)
Funding ID MQDS16\27 
Organisation MQ Mental Health Research 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description MRC Skills Development Fellowship
Amount £300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/P014631/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description NILS funding, 2020-2025
Amount £1,131,171 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V003755/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 02/2025
 
Description NILS/UKLS Small Research Grant to carry out research using the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study and Scottish Longitudinal Study.
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description NILS/UKLS small grant scheme
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NILS/UKLS small grant scheme to carry out comparative analysis using NILS and SLS data 
Organisation Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description The Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) to 2020
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R008221/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Title SOSCARE 
Description This is the UK's first longitudinal database of children known to social services in the UK. It contains data from Social Services records (SOSCARE records) from 1985-2015 linked to primary care registration data, mortality records, prescription medication data and hospital data. This data set was created in collaboration with the Administrative Data Research Centre - Northern Ireland. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This is the first time these Social Services data have been used for research purposes. As such, data quality varies year on year. One outcome so far has been recommendations from our partners in the Department of Health to their employees to ensure accurate recording of Health and Care number going forward to improve data quality for future users. The data itself has been used to produce documents which will be used to inform policy on Looked After Children in Northern Ireland. 
 
Description Child and Adolescent mental health: Inequalities in access and transitional pathways 
Organisation Swansea University
Department Swansea University Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We will extend the IMPACT study by examining large linked administrative datasets in Wales (SAIL). This work has been funded by the ESRC to be undertaken by Ulster University (PI Leavey) as part of the ADR-UK investment 2022-2026. Our partners in Wales are Prof. Sinead Brophy, Director of the National Centre of Population Health and Wellbeing Research and Lead of Early Years in Administrative Data Research Wales/Prof. Ann John (Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University Medical School)
Collaborator Contribution The study is in planning stage. Our partners will assist in analysing and writing up the findings. They will also have a strong role in developing the impact pathway.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary project with psychology, epidemiology, sociology and psychiatry all represented.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Department of Health - SOSCARE 
Organisation Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development of a Project Steering Group to share findings from the project and to answered research questions which are of interest to the Department which can be answered by the data.
Collaborator Contribution Membership of a Project Steering Group to provide expert advice on the data used within the project, on the interpretation of findings and of the policy relevance or impact of the research. Also, providing research questions which are of interest to the Department which can be answered by the data.
Impact SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting (1) SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting (2) SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting (3) SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting (4) SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting (5) Data Insights Publication cited in the new Northern Ireland Strategy for Looked After Children 2020
Start Year 2019
 
Description Northern Ireland wide Impact of COVID-19 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I am leading a piece if work exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the Northern Ireland population. I chair research team meetings and line manage a post-doctoral researcher working on the project who in based within my centre at QUB.
Collaborator Contribution PHA: The research is funded by the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland's Health & Social Care Research & Development. Two expert Public Health Agency staff advise on COVID milestones, on relevant research questions, dissemination pathways and potential policy implications. UU: The Northern Ireland Mental Health Champion, Prof Siobhan O'Neill, is a Professor at Ulster University and is costed into this project. She provides expert advice on mental heath, on relevant research questions, dissemination pathways and potential policy implications.
Impact no outputs to date
Start Year 2021
 
Description Northern Ireland wide Impact of COVID-19 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am leading a piece if work exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the Northern Ireland population. I chair research team meetings and line manage a post-doctoral researcher working on the project who in based within my centre at QUB.
Collaborator Contribution PHA: The research is funded by the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland's Health & Social Care Research & Development. Two expert Public Health Agency staff advise on COVID milestones, on relevant research questions, dissemination pathways and potential policy implications. UU: The Northern Ireland Mental Health Champion, Prof Siobhan O'Neill, is a Professor at Ulster University and is costed into this project. She provides expert advice on mental heath, on relevant research questions, dissemination pathways and potential policy implications.
Impact no outputs to date
Start Year 2021
 
Description Police Service of Northern Ireland 
Organisation Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I lead a project exploring the association between firearm license holding and mental ill health in Northern Ireland. I applied for a secured funding for the project. I line manage a PDRF working on the project. I lead research team meetings and design and direct project research questions. I liaise with collaborators to ensure safe and secure data sharing.
Collaborator Contribution PSNI provide anonymous data on firearms licensed in Northern Ireland under a strict Data Access Agreement. They provide expertise and advice on the data, on research questions, on dissemination pathways and potential policy impact. At least 2 PSNI staff sit on a research project group and provide their time in kind.
Impact no outputs to date
Start Year 2018
 
Description Public Health Agency Self-Harm Steering Group 
Organisation Public Health Agency (PHA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This collaboration see's the research team invited to sit on the Public Health Agency Northern Ireland's Self-Harm Steering Group to feed back information on project progress and findings but also to gather information on key areas of policy interest in order to ensure the project research questions are policy relevant.
Collaborator Contribution The Public Health Agency Northern Ireland staff and Self-Harm Steering Group members provide time and expertise to answer researcher questions not only on the data but on he interpretation of findings.
Impact Self-Harm Steering Group Meeting Feb 2019. Self-Harm Steering Group Meeting May 2019. Self-Harm Steering Group Meeting Sept 2019. Self-Harm Steering Group Meeting Feb 2020.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Seeing the Whole Picture: A Holistic Analysis of the Profile of Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Northern Ireland. 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I was jointly responsible for developing the research proposal intended for submission through the ADRN. I am a co-investigator on the project primarily responsible for the development of the project methodology.
Collaborator Contribution Partners in this project from the School of Education have developed the project in terms of theory, previous literature, identifying the pertinent research questions to be addressed and potential policy impact.
Impact This project has now been approved by the Administrative Data Research Network and we are currently still waiting on Department of Education Solicitors to give the go ahead for linkage of DE data with Census data. We have secured an ESRC grant from the SDAI stream and are currently working within the funding period. Given delays in access to DE data, we have proceeded with a NILS study ad also accessed area level education data from DE through FOI requests.
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Economic Burden Associated with Mental Ill Health Among Informal Caregivers in Northern Ireland 
Organisation Ulster University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This partnership has developed an proposal for an ADRN project examining the economic burden of mental ill health among informal carers in Northern Ireland. I was responsible for developing the proposal in terms of data required and methodology, drafting the ADRN application documents and grant application documents. The team have applied unsuccessfully for funding through both the HSE awards on Ageing and the ESRC Nine Doctoral Fellowship. The prospect of progression with this study is positive, as the project has been recently shortlisted for a fully funded within UU- interviews are due to take place in March and if successful a candidate will begin study in Sept 2020.
Collaborator Contribution The study partners have contributed to the study design, literature review, ethics application documentation, funding application and PhD proposal development.
Impact This project is multidisciplinary, drawing on expertise from psychology, nursing and health economics. Outputs thus far include an ADRN application- this application was approved in April 2016. In addition, an ethics application was submitted to an d approved by Ulster University Research Ethics Committee and ORECNI. Both were approved, the later in April 2016. A PhD proposal based on this study was submitted for an open PhD competition within the university and project has been shortlisted. At least three candidates have applied with interviews to take place in March 2020.
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Helsinki, Finland 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing a joint project as part of my MRC Fellowship exploring long term mental health outcomes in children known to social services in both Finland and Northern Ireland. I (NI research team) have completed data access applications, ethics applications, and arranged travel to Finland to carryout the analyses. Both teams will develop and write any subsequent papers together.
Collaborator Contribution The Finnish research team have organised the receipt of the Finnish data and aided in the application process. They have arranged a work space for me in the University of Helsinki. Both teams will develop and write any subsequent papers together.
Impact None as yet - in progress
Start Year 2018
 
Description 3rd Air Pollution and Health steering group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 3rd "Air-pollution and Health" steering group meeting was organised to bring together different stakeholders relevant to the research done by the Environmental Health research group of ADRCNI. A virtual event took place on the 8th March via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting was to share, discuss and get feedback on intermediate results of our analysis, recent developments related to the launch of our air-pollution dashboard, new opportunities and potential to acquire/link data, 'Clean Air Strategy for NI' consultation and dissemination, ongoing research and plans for future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description A pilot ADRC-NI project linking social security benefits and Census data to understand the health and social needs of disability benefits claimants: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact report to the Department for Communities (and then to others) related to the use (and underutilisation) of disability-related benefits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description ADR Conference Cardiff 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Formal Presentation of research in progress, entitled "Outdoor Air Pollution and Mortality in Northern Ireland"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ADR/ONS Data for Children - Shaping the Research Workshop 
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 Participant in the joint ADRUK and ONS workshop on ways to improve the Data for Children data set by additional linkage to explore a range of themes within children's health and social outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ADRCNI Researcher Event Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting of the Administrative Data Research Centre Northern Ireland collaborators to discuss projects, progress, impact of COVID and plans moving forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Admin Data Methods Research Programme 
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 Improving methodological approaches in relationship to the use of administrative data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Admin Data Talk to visiting US Medical Students (July 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk on making better use of administrative data in mental health research given to visiting US medical students on the 20th July 2018 at Queen's University in Belfast. This talk presented information on my ongoing research using health and administrative data to explore mental health. This talk raised awareness of the growing burden of mental ill health across the world and in particular i Northern Ireland and sparked debate around the collection of medical data for research purposes and the differences in the systems in Northern Ireland and the USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Admin Data talk at the Department for Ecomony's ASU staff away day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 40 staff form the Department for Economy (DfE) in Northern ireland attended their annual Away Day where I gave a talk on Administrtiave Data for Research Purposes and how to avail of that in Northern Ireland via the Honest Broker Service, the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study and the Administrative Data Reserch Centre-Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI). This sparked discussion about the potential for joint ADRC-NI/DfE projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Administrative Data Research Centres and Welsh government engagement 
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 Discuss regarding experiences on engaging academics, government departments and the use of public engagement initiatives to engage and inform 'public's.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of the advisory group is to consult with the users of children's social care data at policy, commissioning and practice levels to raise awareness of the work, develop further research questions, interpret research findings and feed these into policy and service developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Advisory meeting with researchers at the ESRI to discuss a report on inequalities 
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 A decision was made that the data were mostly insufficient to accurately describe either the extent or the changes in inequalities; and that this should be the main focus of the report to government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Air Pollution and Health Steering Committee 4th Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting of steering group for Air Pollution and Health research under the ADRC-NI award to help disseminate research findings to policy makers and third sector, to get feedback on the research to date, and to discuss future work under the program. Useful in all three respects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Due to covid-19 developments the onsite 2nd Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group (March 2020) was cancelled. Progress on our work and preliminary results were shared online since most of our steering group members were in the first line fighting Covid-19. Our partners included Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast City Council, Public Health Agency NI and BHF Northern Ireland. Members of our steering group shared their feedback on our results and methodology applied, as well as suggesting new data linkages. Further discussions and engagement in future meetings were agreed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The 1st Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group brought together different stakeholders including people from Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast City Council and Queen's University Belfast. The intended purpose of the Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group was to communicate an overview of the research programme and gather information on key areas of policy interest in order to ensure the project questions are policy relevant. Members of our research team provide time and expertise to answer relevant research questions on the data and the intended methodology. Further discussions and engagement in future meetings were agreed.


Due to covid-19 developments the onsite 2nd Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group (March 2020) was cancelled. Progress on our work and preliminary results were shared online since most of our steering group members were in the first line fighting Covid-19. Our partners included Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast City Council, Public Health Agency NI and BHF Northern Ireland. Members of our research team provide time and expertise to provide us with their feedback on our results and methodology applied, as well as suggesting new data linkages. Further discussions and engagement in future meetings were agreed.

The 3rd Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group is planned to meet on 10 March 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021
 
Description Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group brought together different stakeholders including people from Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Belfast City Council and Queen's University Belfast. The intended purpose of the Air-Pollution and Health Steering Group was to communicate an overview of the research programme and gather information on key areas of policy interest in order to ensure the project questions are policy relevant. Members of our research team provide time and expertise to answer relevant research questions on the data and the intended methodology. Further discussions and engagement in future meetings were agreed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description All Party Group on Childcare and Early Years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I participated in a meeting of the All Party Group on Childcare and Early Years. The invitation to attend came from our working relationships cultivated through the Childcare for All Coalition and the Childcare Policy Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description All Party Group on Suicide Prevention Mar 2021 
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 Invited to attend the Northern Ireland All Party Group on Suicide Prevention to present research, add expert opinion , discuss policy and liaise with policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description All Party Group on Suicide Prevention Sept 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 Invited to attend the Northern Ireland All Party Group on Suicide Prevention to present research, add expert opinion , discuss policy and liaise with policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Alliance Party Conference 2022 Fringe Event 'Clearing The Air: A Journey Towards Better Lung Health' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Alongside Elizabeth Nelson from ADRC-NI, I gave a talk on air quality in Northern Ireland at a fringe event entitled 'Clearing The Air: A Journey Towards Better Lung Health' organised by Asthma + Lung UK. The other speaker was Joseph Carter from Asthma + Lung UK. The audience included Alliance party members and was supported by Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC Radio Ulster, On Your Behalf - Air Pollution Dashboard for Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talking about the 'Air Pollution Dashboard for Northern Ireland' on BBC Radio Ulster's 'On Your Behalf' programme. Aired 11 December 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blog - Air Pollution: A Global, National and Regional Challenge 
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 Co-authored a blog post on the national and regional relevance of the World Health Organisation's new recommended air quality guidelines, along with the other Regional Clean Air Champions across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ukcleanair.org/2021/11/11/air-pollution-a-global-national-and-regional-challenge/
 
Description British Heart Foundation NI: Putting toxic air into lockdown. A discussion on efforts to tackle air pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of our research team, Dr Neil Rowland gave a presentation as part of the webinar titled 'Putting toxic air into lockdown: A discussion on efforts to tackle air pollution'. Webinar was hosted by the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF NI) and examined current research and approaches to tackling air pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/putting-toxic-air-into-lockdown-a-discussion-on-e...
 
Description British Isles Longitudinal Study Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academic presentation - longitudinal studies linkages and methodologies. The NICOLA study linkage to Health and Social Care data in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British Isles Workshop: Mortality after self-harm / suicide ideation: enhancing the population-wide Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm through 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 Invited to talk about our research exploring the NI self-harm register at the British Isles Workshop on Suicide & Self-Harm research: Lancet Psychiatry Suicide Research Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CPH Away Day Admin Data and Mental Health Talk (Jan 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the Centre for Public Health (CPH) Away Day on 11th January 2019 about ongoing research making better use of administrative data in Northern Ireland to understand population mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Childcare Policy Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We partnered with the coalition group Childcare for All to deliver a childcare policy conference in March 2019. Dr Corina Miller was the key note speaker with her research on factors affecting maternal employment. There were other talks and panel discussions around childcare and gender equality, policy responses, and other issues around caring. The conference was attended by third sector organisations working around women's issues and childcare, policymakers and practitioners, children's groups, and elected representatives. It was also co-sponsored by the Equality Commission, who has requested further data-focused briefings from ADRC NI on other related topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.employersforchildcare.org/campaign/childcare-for-all/
 
Description Commissioner for older People Northern Ireland - Administrative data acquisition and research development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dialogue to identify priorities for data acquisition and generation of research projects to address policy questions of interest to the Commissioners office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Common Mental Disorder across Standard Occupational Classifications in Northern Ireland: a population-based data linkage study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented at the 4th International Conference on Administrative Data Research 9 - 11 December 2019. I presented preliminary findings from an ADR study on mental health across occupation types in NI and the role of family demands during one of the paralell sessions. There were about 20 attendees at this particular session, however the abstract for the presentation was published in the conference programme and disseminated to the few hundred attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ijpds.org/article/view/1240
 
Description Covid vaccination group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss how we organise our research to understand the effectiveness, coverage and safety of covid vaccination in NI, with a special focus on the residents and staff in care homes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Data Driven Society: What Administrative Data can do for you? Using linked, anonymised, individual & household level data 
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 Invited to present at the Data Driven Society event in Belfast City Hall (organised by the NILS) on previous work using linked, anonymised, individual & household level data to examine population mental health & mortality in NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nils-rsu.co.uk/data-driven-society-symposium-report/
 
Description Dementia Action Research User Group - Presentation of research using linked data. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Dementia Action Research User Group - Presentation of research using linked data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Disability Employment Stakeholder Meeting Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation to the "Disability Employment Stakeholder Meeting" Northern Ireland in Nov 2020 on findings from the Project "A pilot ADRC-NI project linking social security benefits and Census data to understand the health and social needs of disability benefits claimants" Meeting attended by Disability support groups and Employment support groups as well as government department representatives. Findings were well received and requests for copies of Report after meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion about prisoners health study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion about the research themes related to prisoners in NI and how use of administrative data can help.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description DoH Seminar Series: Why Administrative Data? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invited talk at the Department of Health exploring how using linked administrative data can help inform research and policy in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Duncairn Partnership invited Talk on Mental Health research in NI Aug 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk on our research related to Mental Health in NI given at the Duncairn Community Partnership in North Belfast, 30th Aug 2018.
The Duncairn partnership organised this event to bring together residents and service providers to look at this element of living in a segregated area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science webinar "Better Data For Cleaner Air: The ADRC NI Online Air Pollution Dashboard" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ESRC Festival of Social Science event to launch NI Air Pollution Dashboard, talk about the work of the ADRC-NI, and present some results from air pollution research supported by the ADRC-NI award. Intended purpose was to help inform public and raise awareness of the dashboard launch and the work of the ADRC-NI. Event and dashboard achieved some media coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://sluggerotoole.com/2021/11/09/data-air-pollution-and-health-in-northern-ireland/
 
Description Engagement meeting to discuss use of LGA data and policy relevant research. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Engagement meeting to discuss use of LGA data and policy relevant research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Firearm Access, Mental Health and Suicide Risk: a population based record linkage study (Sept 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the MQ Data Science Meeting on September 19th, 2018. The 1-day event included speeches from leading experts in the field, parallel sessions with an opportunity to drill down on specific topics, and a poster session. It was attended mainly by academics but also mental health professional and patient/public groups. The event offered a unique opportunity to connect, share findings and methods, and discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Formal presentation: ADR Conference Cardiff December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Formal presentation entitled: Poor mental health and uptake of disability benefits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Formal working group with HSC and other public body to use linked administrative data for research purposes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Working group to discuss use of linked data for a co produced project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Health inequalities and the migrant population in Northern Ireland: Exploring the evidence 
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 I wrote a blog outlining the process and research behind the second event in our policy symposium series, which focused on migrants and health inequalities. It was published as a blog on the ADR UK webiste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/health-inequalities-and-the-migrant-population-in...
 
Description Increasing access to administrative data related to homelessness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Convincing data holders of the utility (and safety) of linked administrative data so that they too would share their data...in this case related to homelessness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Presentation: Mortality after self-harm /suicide ideation: enhancing the population wide Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm through data linkage. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at the 26th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self Harm. Oct 2019. Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Talk Uni Helsinki: Examining Population Mental Health using Administrative Data: the Northern Ireland story 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar talk whilst a visiting researcher at University of Helsinki on Examining Population Mental Health using Administrative Data: the Northern Ireland story
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering Group (Feb 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 Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering Group (Feb 2019) as collaborators in research exploring self-harm and suicide ideation in Northern Ireland. I provide project updates at each meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering 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 Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering Group (Feb 2020) as collaborators in research exploring self-harm and suicide ideation in Northern Ireland. I provide project updates at each meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering Group (May 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 Invited to Northern Ireland Registry of Self harm Steering Group (May 2019) as collaborators in research exploring self-harm and suicide ideation in Northern Ireland. I provide project updates at each meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MQ Firearms Project Steering Group Meeting 1 (Feb 2018) 
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 6th February 2018: First meeting of the Firearm, Mental Health and Suicide steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians at the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Business Services Organisation (BSO), the Administrative Data Research Center-Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI) and researchers from Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MQ Firearms Project Steering Group Meeting 2 (May 2018) 
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 25th May 2018: Second meeting of the Firearm, Mental Health and Suicide steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians at the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Business Services Organisation (BSO), the Administrative Data Research Center-Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI) and researchers from Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MQ Firearms Project Steering Group Meeting 3 (Oct 2018) 
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 9th October 2018: Third meeting of the Firearm, Mental Health and Suicide steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians at the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Business Services Organisation (BSO), the Administrative Data Research Center-Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI) and researchers from Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MQ Firearms Project Steering Group Meeting 4 (Nov 2018) 
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 29th November 2018: Fourth meeting of the Firearm, Mental Health and Suicide steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians at the Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI), the Business Services Organisation (BSO), the Administrative Data Research Center-Northern Ireland (ADRC-NI) and researchers from Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MQ Firearms Project Steering Group Meeting 5 (May 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 Meeting of Project Steering Group with PSNI, Honest Broker Service and Researchers discussing future direction of Project through the BSO Honest Broker Service supported by the ADRC-NI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MQ Mental Health Science Meeting Feb 2018 
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 MQ Mental Health Science Meeting Feb 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MQ Mental Health Science Meeting Feb 2019 
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 MQ mental health science meeting Feb 2019 - opportunity to discuss research with potential collaborators across the UK and to engage with patients for whom the research may directly impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description MQ scientific meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academic poresentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting Commissioner For Younger People for Northern Ireland (Jan 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 with Northern Ireland's Commissioner for Younger People (NICCYP), Koulla Yiasouma, on 22nd January 2019 to discuss the potential impact of the research into the long-term outcomes of children known to social services. Great interest was garnered in the research and a working relationship developed to allow for the bidirectional sharing of information and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting about access to DIME (Database for Income Modelling and Estimation) 
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 Further detailed discussion in an attempt to make these data available for research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting about homelessness in Northern Ireland: accessing the prevalence, understanding the causes and measuring the outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Agenda setting for the Chief Medical Officer's programme on homelessness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Chief Medical Officer re Covid Vaccination in Care Homes in NI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss research related to the coverage, effectiveness, and safety of Covid vaccination in Care homes residents and staff in NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Department of Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was a meeting designed to inform the Department of Education (NI) about the findings of an ADRC NI leveraged PD about educational under attainment in NI. Also to discuss with them future research needs and priorities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with HMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oct 2020: Meeting with HMRC staff to discuss the potential of undertaking research using HMRC data. Detailed discussion of the potential uses of the data and potential obstacles and hurdles to accessing these data. Good resolution of issues obtained.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Ministerial Special Advisors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Department for Communities officials and the Special Advisor to the Minister for that Department. The topic was the potential for using the data held by DfC to inform policy policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with NI Information Commissioner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with the ICO to discuss whether there were any impediments to sharing data related to social security benefits and HMRC data. Clear answers that (i) there are no impediments if we used the DEA route and (ii) that the ICO cannot compel organisations to make thier data available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with NIHE (Northern Ireland Housing Executive) to discuss governance issues related to homeless people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion about the utility of linking data on homeless people in NI to health data and potential policy impacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with the Chair of the NI Cross Party Group on Mental Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Met with Mark Durkan MLA, who was the Chair of the All Party Group on Mental Health. The meeting was designed as an initial enagegement with this group to make them aware of our study on Occupation and Mental health with a view to organising follow-up meetings/briefings troughout the durtaion of the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with the Mental Health Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Describing (again) the potential utility of administrative data for describing the prevalence, antecedents and outcomes for people with poor mental health in the population
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migrants and health inequalities: a policy symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Delivered in partnership with Stronger Together, a network for racial equality in Northern Ireland, our most recent policy forum, held in October 2019, brought together academic researchers, policymakers, service providers and community organisations to share best practice and evidence in the fields of health and racial inequality. There were presenters, panellists and participants from Kings College London, Cairde, Equality Commission Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Health and Social Care NI, the Public Health Agency, the Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality, and the British Red Cross.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/health-inequalities-and-the-migrant-population-in...
 
Description Migrants health policy symposium NI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact ADRC Ni Policy symposium - Migrant health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description National Institute for Health Research Alert 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The author, as well as representatives from third sector organisations (Breast Cancer Now), a member of the public with lived experience of mental illness, and Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry and consultant psychiatrist at the University of Oxford were invited to provide commentary via telephone interview on the following publication:

Emma Ross, Aideen Maguire, Michael Donnelly, Adrian Mairs, Clare Hall, Dermot O'Reilly, Does poor mental health explain socio-demographic gradients in breast cancer screening uptake? A population-based study, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 538-543, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz220

A medical writer produced a summary of the research findings and their policy impact, incorporating the commentaries from the invited parties, and this was published on the National Institute for Health's website. In terms of outcomes, this engagement activity resulted in the identification of potential interventions to reduce the disparities in screening uptake for women with mental illness which may directly influence future screening policy and organisation. The input from key stakeholders also identified areas for further research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/breast-screening-poor-mental-health-linked-to-non-attendance/
 
Description Northern Ireland Air Pollution Dashboard 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of online dashboard providing searchable data on air pollution levels at the local level for the whole of Northern Ireland. Intended purpose is to help inform public and provide easily accessible information to third sector and policy makers. Launch attracted media coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://adr2020.shinyapps.io/Air_Pollution_Dashboard_for_Northern_Ireland/
 
Description Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) 10 year Anniversary Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact NILS 10 year Anniversary Event to showcase the work completed using the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study to date and how this has impacted research and policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/NILSResearchSupportUnit/News/
 
Description Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Showcase event March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on the range of projects developed and completed using the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) highlighting the type on research questions that can be answered from this data resource. Event held in Riddel Hall, QUB on 29th March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Research Network Dec 2020 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 First meeting of a newly developed Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Research Network, introducing the group to academics, stakeholders & VCSE groups. Virtual meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6ner6qW040mh6NbdI6Hyhvw_eo6Ih-9GvdOhoc1VPOpUQ1o0...
 
Description Participation in CVER Knowledge Sharing Session 
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 A member of our research team (Dr. Stavros Vlachos) participated in the first Longitudinal education outcomes (LEO) pilot CVER Knowledge Sharing Session that took place on 23 September 2021. The intended purpose of the session was for the LEO pilot researchers to introduce their research to the rest of LEO project leads, find out more about the experiences of CVER and engage in an interactive discussion about transforming/preparing data for LEO analysis. People from Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER), Department for Education and LEO pilot secondees participated in this session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Participation in Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Lung Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Neil Rowland and Elizabeth Nelson were invited by Joseph Carter (Head of Devolved Nations, Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Northern Ireland) to talk about air pollution and health in Northern Ireland at the NI Assembly APG on Lung Health. This presentation took place on 19th January 2021 and involved a slideshow presentation and question-and-answer session with a virtual Zoom audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in meeting with Northern Ireland Executive Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Afffairs Edwin Poots and his officials to discuss air pollution in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Neil Rowland and Elizabeth Nelson were invited by Joseph Carter (Head of Devolved Nations, Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Northern Ireland) to talk about air pollution and health in Northern Ireland in a meeting with DAERA Minister Edwin Poots MLA and DAERA officials, including the Head of Air and Environmental Quality. This presentation took place via Zoom on 19th January 2021 and involved a slideshow presentation about our ADRC-NI research and a discussion about the NI Clean Air Strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in webinar "Let's put toxic air into lockdown" organised by British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHF-NI). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Neil Rowland was invited by Denise McAnena (BHF-NI Policy & Public Affairs Manager) to be a panellist in a webinar organised by BHF-NI - "Let's put toxic air into lockdown" - about air pollution in Northern Ireland. This took place on involved a presentation on air pollution in Northern Ireland and a question-and-answer session with the virtual Zoom audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Pilot of the Northern Ireland Public Data Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We delivered two workshops for the pilot to establish a Northern Ireland Public Data Panel. We took participants through up-skilling around data issues, and ran discussions about data usage, privacy, security, public benefit and what a public panel should look like.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy event - University Engagement Northern Ireland and North America 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Expert workshop with post graduate students from North American Institutes to discuss the governmental and public impact on use of administrative data and the work of the ADRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Policy symposium series: Working and caring through COVID: how the pandemic has affected carers' and workers' mental health 
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 is the fourth in our policy symposium series. The event brought together ADRC NI researchers with key stakeholders and experts from CarersNI, the Northern and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts, the trade union movement and We Make Events to discuss research, policy and clinical interventions in response to mental health issues arising from the pandemic and how administrative data can contribute to evidence to support policy and service interventions, as well as to discuss future research priorities for ADRC NI to pursue in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/events/working-caring-through-covid-how-the-pandemic-has-aff...
 
Description Preparation for ADR hosted research symposium (on 3/03/21) 'Working and Caring through Covid' - including preparation of a presentation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The symposium is due to take place on 03/03/2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Preparation for forthcoming ADR hosted research symposium 'Working and Caring through Covid' - including preparation of two presentations and engagement of head of CVS organization to present at this 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 This event will take place on 3rd March. As of 25th February, there are 120 individuals registered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation "MH Children Known to Social Services" at MQ Data Science Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Team PDRF presenting on "Understanding the Mental Health of Children Known to Social Services in Northern Ireland - an Administrative Data Linkage Study" at the virtual MQ Data Science Meeting on 4th December 2020. This presentation was streamed live by The Mental Elf via Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/research-programmes/mental-health-data-science/
 
Description Presentation "SRMH, Medication & Suicide Risk" 64th Society for Social Medicine AGM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by Research Team member on "Self-Rated Mental Health, Medication & Suicide Risk" at the 64th Society for Social Medicine AGM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mcusercontent.com/d0e880a2e9142f83293272c7d/files/a64ae490-075d-4fcf-abf6-646ba31bd3d3/64th_...
 
Description Presentation - Impact of PM 2.5 exposure on birth outcomes' at the QUB Economics/CHaRMS Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting the findings of ADRC-NI research to economists at Queen's University Belfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation ARC West/HDR UK event 'Applied social care research using routine data: potential and challenges' Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on findings from ADR Project "Examining the effect of childhood exposure to social services interventions on adult mental health and social outcomes" at ARC West/HDR UK event 'Applied social care research using routine data: potential and challenges'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://arc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/events/applied-social-care-research-using-routine-data-potential-and-chal...
 
Description Presentation All Party Group on Lung Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alongside Dr Neil Rowland I was invited to present to the All Party Group on Lung Health in January 2021 on the work and ethos of ADRC NI, and the importance of administrative data research. This sparked an ongoing conversation with MLA Paula Bradshaw, who put in an Assembly Written Question as a follow-up to my presentation and to queries raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at ADR Research Symposium on Health Inequalities: 'Inequalities in Physical Health among Individuals with Severe Mental Illness.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented some preliminary findings on our administrative data research in the area of severe mental illness. The purpose of the event was to disseminate early findings from an ongoing study and to gain feedback on potential collaboration with other administrative data centre and future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at ADR-UK Symposium: Health and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Neil Rowland presented ADRC-NI research on air pollution and health at the ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium on the theme of Health and Wellbeing. This took place via Zoom on 10th February 2021 and involved a slideshow and question-and-answer session with other ADR-UK researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at International Population Data Linkage Network Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Submitted an abstract with Dr Aideen Maguire on engagement in sensitive data research which was accepted to the virtual IPDLN conference as an 'on demand' presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at Jobs, Mental health and Covid-19 steering committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting with steering committee members to update them on project progress, present findings and discuss future plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at event hosted by NI Equality Commission on the Mental Health Charter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop on mental health at work was organized by the NI Equality Commission for industry leaders/employers. The aim of the event was to promote the NI Mental Health Charter and I was invited to present findings from our work on occupations and mental health on behalf of ADRC NI. The event was attended by approx 50 employers/business leaders but the presentation was also presented to over 200 additional employers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation for ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A 20 minute presentation on 'Investigating the links between air pollution and health and wellbeing' was given by a member of our research team (Dr. Neil Rowland). Preliminary results from our research analysis was presented as part of the 2nd ADR UK Researcher Network Symposium that took place on 10 February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on factors related to educational underachievement in NI at Policy Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact as per title
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on the importance of Administrative Data in research for the Department of Health March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk at the Department of Health, Stormont Estate 14th March 2018, Belfast on the importance of Administrative Data in research. Approx 50 Department staff attended with an interest in using existing administrative data sources to answer questions which could inform the development of policy in Northern Ireland. The staff requested a future talk in the coming months expanding upon the detail of the data available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Alongside Dr Neil Rowland I was invited to a ministerial meeting with Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA to highlight the ADRC NI's work on air pollution, and the importance of data and data research, which led to the Minister requesting a further written and oral briefing from Dr Rowland when further results are available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Expert Panel members on Educational underachievement in NI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Minister for Education in NI set up an Expert Group to report on the reasons for underachievement in education by children in NI. We supplied written input to this panel both via a findings brief and a potential for further research brief. We also reached out to the panel members and had a dedicated meeting with one of the senior panel members for almost 2 hours. We presented the findings of a PhD thesis related to this area and ideas for future research and approaches to answering policy-related questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Climate Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Neil Rowland, along with Professor Tom Wooley and Austin Orr (Asthma + Lung UK) presented in the topic of indoor and outdoor air quality at the APG on Climate Action. This took place virtually on 28th January 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to ageing study steering committee to provide a summary of study progress to date and discuss plans for extended research in 2021/22 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Plans for C-19 response and changes/extension to on-going studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to severe mental illness study steering committee to provide a summary of study progress to date and discuss plans for extended research in 2021/22 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our SMI steering group includes representatives from the department of health NI, consultant psychiatrists and mental health charities. At our most recent steering group meeting, I presented a summary of progress with our study thus far and we discussed with committee members how our study could be extended to take account of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to the NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) May 11th 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'What can Administrative data and Record linkage tell us about mental health?' with follow up discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation: "Suicide Ideation and mortality risk: population wide data linkage study" at SSM Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at The Society for Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint Annual Scientific Meeting from the 4th-6th September 2019 in Cork, Ireland: "Suicide Ideation and mortality risk: population wide data linkage study."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation: ''Mortality following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm" at the National Suicide Research Foundation's Virtual Seminar on Suicide, Self-Harm and Mental Health on the 9th October 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at the National Suicide Research Foundation's Virtual Seminar on Suicide, Self-Harm and Mental Health on the 9th October 2020: 'Mortality following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm.' The event was live-streamed on Zoom. The event was live-tweeted by the organisers, '@NSRF' sparking engagement with other academics and third-level organisations working in the field of mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation: ''Suicide following presentation to emergency departments with suicidal ideation: a population-wide study" at ADR Conference from 9th-11th December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at the 4th International Conference on Administrative Data Research in Cardiff from 9th - 11th December 2019: "'Suicide following presentation to emergency departments with suicidal ideation: a population-wide study."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation: ''What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm'' at ADR Conference 9th-11th December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at the 4th International Conference on Administrative Data Research in Cardiff from 9th - 11th December 2019: "What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation: ''What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm'' at SSM Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at The Society for Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Joint Annual Scientific Meeting from September 4th- September 6th 2019 in Cork, Ireland: "What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation: 'Mortality following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm' at SSM 2020 Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health's Virtual meeting on 9th September 2020: 'Mortality following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm.' The event was live-streamed on Zoom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation: 'Suicide following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm' at MQ Data Science Meeting on 22nd September 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at MQ's Annual Data Science Meeting on 22nd September 2021: "Suicide following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm". The event was live-streamed on Zoom. The event was also live-tweeted by @Mental_Elf, resulting in further engagement with other individuals working in the field on mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation: 'Suicide following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm' at MQ Data Science Meeting on 4th December 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following oral presentation was delivered at MQ's annual Data Science Meeting on 4th December 2020: 'Suicide following self-harm in young people: an exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm.' The event was live-streamed on Zoom. The event was live-tweeted on Twitter by 'The Mental Elf', sparking engagement with other academics and third-level organisations working in the field on mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Public data for public good: towards better understanding looked after children's lives 
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 third in ADRC NI's policy symposium series, this time delivered as a partnership event with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) and ADR Wales. We brought together researchers from all three centres working on research under the theme of looked after children for a two hour online symposium and discussion of current and future work. ADRC NI's slot showcased work from Dr Aideen Maguire into the health and wellbeing of looked after children in Northern Ireland, which also featured a response from project Steering Committee member Trása Canavan, Policy and Research Officer for Barnardo's NI. Over 80 people attended the event and gave positive evaluations. A research network is in the process of being formed out of academics who were involved and feel they would benefit from future collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting 1 (Apr 2018) 
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 13th April 2018: First meeting of the SOSCARE steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians, the Department of Health and PPI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting 2 (Dec 2018) 
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 13th December 2018: Second meeting of the SOSCARE steering Group - consisting of representation form the Data custodians, the Department of Health and PPI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting 3 (May 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 Steering Group Meeting with project partners in DoH regarding project exploring SOSCARE data to examine mental health of children known to social services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SOSCARE Steering Group Meeting 4 (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 Steering Group Meeting with project partners in DoH regarding project exploring SOSCARE data to examine mental health of children known to social services.Request for output to be made available immediately to inform policy. Group published "Data Insights" which were cited in the new 2020 Looked After Children Strategy in Northern Ireland (in press)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.adruk.org/fileadmin/uploads/adruk/Documents/Data_Insights-_Children_s_mental_health_and_...
 
Description School Exclusion and Education and Labour Market Outcomes Steering Committee 1st 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 Steering group meeting for school-exclusion research under the ADRC-NI award. Purpose was to get feedback on planned research and how to maximise its potential impact. Useful for that purpose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Social Determinants of Self-reported Multi-morbidity among Adults in Northern Ireland: a census-based administrative data study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented at the annual Administrative Data Research Conference in Belfast to an audience of about 40 attendees during one of the paralell sessions. the abstract for the talk however was published inthe conference programme, which was available to a few hundred delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ijpds.org/article/view/562/486
 
Description Steering Committee: Ageing and Dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I sit on and participate in each of the Steering Committees for all our research programmes. The steering committee for SIP 4, ageing and dementia, has met once thus far in September 2019. It comprises representatives from Department of Health, Irish Institute of Public Health, Commissioner for Older People NI, Health and Social Care Board, and the Alzheimer's Society. It has helped identify key questions to ask of the data and identify where to disseminate evidence to after findings are available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Steering Committee: Air Pollution and Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I sit on and participate in each steering committee for each of our research projects. The inaugural meeting of the air pollution and health research programme advisory committee took place in October 2019 and brought representatives from the Department of Health, Department for Infrastructure, Department for the Environment, Belfast City Council. Future meetings will bring in representatives from the British Health Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Steering Committee: SOSCARE children known to social services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I sit on and participate in the Steering Committees for each of our research programmes. The Steering Committee for the SOSCARE-focused outcomes for looked after children research comprises representatives from the Department of Health and Barnardo's NI. It has met twice and has helped make decisions on future research, data quality, and helped to interpret some of the results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Steering Committee: air pollution and health and wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Regular meeting of the Steering Committee of the air pollution and health work programme of ADRC NI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Steering committee: workplace mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact First meeting of this newly constituted steering committee. Good engagement and presentation to the Equality Commission arranged afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TRIUMPH Mental Health : agenda-setting workshop 
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 Invited speaker at the MRC funded Triumph Mental Health agenda setting workshop exploring research priorities for young people's mental health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Using data to make better education policy decisions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an event in our policy symposium series looking at education data and education research. It featured an introduction from the NI Children's Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma and a keynote from Lorraine Dearden of UCL. It was attended by over 60 people including policymakers, educators, union representatives and third sector organisations and focused specifically on using education data for policymaking, with a special focus on research by Dr Erin Early into education inequality. There was a high level of debate and discussion with a stated desire for more data to be opened up for research in this important area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual joint UK wide Symposium on "Looked After Children" Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Virtual joint UK wide Symposium on "Looked After Children" presenting on findings from ADR project "Examining the effect of childhood exposure to social services interventions on adult mental health and social outcomes".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.adruk.org/our-work/browse-all-projects/outcomes-for-looked-after-children-in-northern-ir...
 
Description What works for who? Impact in the devolved regions of ADR UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Alongside my counterparts from Wales and Scotland, I gave a presentation for a workshop on engagement and impact in the devolved regions of ADR UK, using case studies from our work to examine how to put together impact plans in a variety of different contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/pathways-to-impact-adr-uk-partners-share-their-in...
 
Description Why Administrative Data? What is administrative data, why is it so important and what can it do for us? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Department of Health Deliver Together Seminar Series. Nov 2019. Belfast. Sparked conversation around increasing the link between University researchers and Policy Makers in the Department for Health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on data linkage methodology by Curtin University representatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was about he introduction of new capacity within the BSO (SeRP) for accessing administrative data in NI and throughout the UK. The specifics of this meeting were related to the potential for record linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on use of administrative data with te statistical experts of the Local Councils 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an outreach activity to try and get the statisticians associated with the local councils to consider the potential utility of administrative data for answering some of their pressing policy problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description presentation at DARE UK Public Dialogue workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact presentation at DARE UK Public Dialogue workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description presentation at SSM conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Formal conference presentation: What happens after self-harm? An exploration of self-harm and suicide using the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description presenting "Air pollution and Health in Northern Ireland" at economic Seminar at Queen's Management School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact presenting "Air pollution and Health in Northern Ireland" at economic Seminar at Queen's Management School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To discuss data access and acquisition related to the mental health of people in contact with the criminal justice system
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021