Queens's University Belfast 2022-2026 ADR UK Programme

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

Abstract

The Administrative Data Research Centre for Northern Ireland (ADRC NI) comprises Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, and, along with the National Statistical Agency (NISRA), forms ADR Northern Ireland (ADR NI). Our aims are to maintain the confidence of the different publics in the use of administrative data for research and to maximise the use of administrative data as a rich resource for evidence-based policy making and evaluation. Collectively, ADRC NI and NISRA, with their separate but overlapping roles and functions will support the ADR UK's four areas of focus (Trust and sustainability; Research for public good; Researcher access & support; and Available data for research) set out in the Full Business Case for Administrative Data Research UK.

Trust & sustainability: ADRC NI has an exemplary track record of engaging with the different publics to demonstrate the utility and benefits of research based on administrative data. Our current approach will be progressed moving from engagement to involvement to create in-built pathways-to-impact, ensuring that our work will be placed throughout government departments, service providers, local authority councils, and the work of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector groups. We also will lead on the development of the Northern Ireland Public Data Panel, to act as a public engagement service within the NI data landscape.

Research for public good. ADRC NI will continue to deliver academically excellent policy-relevant research led by field experts. However, the co-production by stakeholders ensures that outputs are aligned with the priorities and needs of Departments and the wider society. The health and wider societal effects of the pandemic still feature in our proposed portfolio of research, but we will also continue to build on new linked datasets within the arena of children known to social services, prisoners and those who are homeless but will add three additional goals: (i) in collaboration with stakeholders, to build NI expert hubs in these areas, (ii) to bring the separate strands together using the linked data and a life-course approach as a bridge between providers perhaps confirming the benefits of interagency collaboration; and (iii) finally, to seek collaborations across ADR UK to build thematic networks around areas of common interest where sharing, learning and exploitation of natural experiments arising from devolution can occur.

Researcher access & support: Our ambition is to increase the capacity within the Social Sciences to manipulate and analyze large and complex datasets, especially of early career researchers. Remote access to NI-specific datasets for the research community throughout the UK is now possible through the establishment of the SeRP infrastructure at BSO, mirroring the SAIL capabilities in NI, and the adoption of the ONS Secure Researcher Service for access to NISRA datasets. Our HSC Research and Development Office-funded Statistical and Methodological Support Officers continue to assist academic and other researchers both through the labyrinthine applications and governance processes and the technical aspects of research.

Available data for research: ADRC NI has successfully undertaken policy-related research incorporating data from a wide array of government departments and, in partnership with NISRA, we will jointly develop the NI themed datasets and a new Data Acquisition Programme. ADRC NI, through our HDR UK links have improved resources for linkage and remote access through SeRP infrastructure. ADRC NI is also now closely integrated with other UKRI (HDR UK) investments to deliver data connectivity for the use of health and social care data for research, and is working with the Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health to expedite the introduction of the 'Secondary Uses' legislation that will facilitate the wider access to and use of health and social services data in Northern Ireland.

Publications

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Bucholc M (2023) Artificial intelligence for dementia research methods optimization. in Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

 
Description Involving care experienced young people in administrative data research 
Organisation Voice of Young People in Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I established the relationship with VOYPIC in early 2020; plans for involvement workshops were subsequently paused for the pandemic. We then re-started in 2022. I coordinated the relationship between VOYPIC and our relevant research team, including providing budgetary support and guidance around engagement and involvement, as well as organising a series of workshops. I continue to support the research team. We are now moving into a phase where we are developing an internship specifically for care experienced young people from VOYPIC within our team at ADRC NI, the first of its kind as far as we are aware. I also provide strategic oversight and direction in terms of our work both with VOYPIC and other potential partners.
Collaborator Contribution VOYPIC bring unparalleled expertise in working with care experienced young people, as well as bringing onboard the young people themselves. They guide us as to the appropriate level of content, how to reach out to young people and keep them involved, and what their needs are moving forward, as well as being present and supporting every workshop and assisting with organisation.
Impact Four workshops with care experienced young people both sharing results of and getting their input and guidance into administrative data research relating to their lives. Feedback on research priorities, shaping of research questions. We have now secured further funding from the Widening Participation Unit at QUB to support an internship for one of the young people, which we hope will be offered on a rolling basis after successful completion of a pilot.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Northern Ireland Public Data Panel 
Organisation Belfast City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution For ADRC NI I led our contribution to both the pilot phase of NIPDP and its Phase 1 start up which is ongoing. This involved weekly coordinating meetings during the pilot as well as session facilitation. Now it involves coordinating and directing the establishment of the panel and managing the budget as well as establishing and facilitating independent advisory group meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners from Belfast City Council and HSCNI contributed staff time to the organisation and delivery of the pilot. HSCNI funded the pilot. Currently Belfast City Council contribute in an advisory capacity to the establishment of Phase 1 of the NIPDP.
Impact Report from Pilot: https://www.adruk.org/fileadmin/uploads/adruk/Documents/Northern-Ireland-Public-Data-Panel-Report.pdf Conference presentations at IASSIST and IPDLN
Start Year 2022
 
Description Northern Ireland Public Data Panel 
Organisation Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution For ADRC NI I led our contribution to both the pilot phase of NIPDP and its Phase 1 start up which is ongoing. This involved weekly coordinating meetings during the pilot as well as session facilitation. Now it involves coordinating and directing the establishment of the panel and managing the budget as well as establishing and facilitating independent advisory group meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Partners from Belfast City Council and HSCNI contributed staff time to the organisation and delivery of the pilot. HSCNI funded the pilot. Currently Belfast City Council contribute in an advisory capacity to the establishment of Phase 1 of the NIPDP.
Impact Report from Pilot: https://www.adruk.org/fileadmin/uploads/adruk/Documents/Northern-Ireland-Public-Data-Panel-Report.pdf Conference presentations at IASSIST and IPDLN
Start Year 2022
 
Title Air Pollution Dashboard for Northern Ireland 
Description The dashboard maps air pollution data by Super Output Area in Northern Ireland between 2002 and 2019. It is freely available to the public, providing users with information about air quality in their area via a postcode search function as well as information about the health impacts of air pollution. It was produced using data from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study and was updated, improved and re-launched in February 2023. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2023 
Impact The dashboard has been cited in digital media, e.g. Belfast Live. 
URL https://q-rap.connect.qub.ac.uk/Air_Pollution_Dashboard_Northern_Ireland/
 
Description ADR UK fellowship 22: ASHE-Census Applicant Webinar 
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 ADR UK fellowship, ASHE-Census
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description ADR UK fellowship 22: LEO Applicant Webinar 
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 Participated in the ADR UK fellowship, LEO Applicant Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Administrative Data Research NI- Severe Mental Illness (physical health and dental treatment) Study Steering Committee meeting April 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two research presentations of findings were given on Severe Mental Illness (SMI) by Rachel McCarter and Finola Ferry. R. McCarter gave a broad overview of findings based on analyses of SMI and its association with both life-limiting conditions and mortality. A brief discussion followed: R. Barr asked for clarification on the non-SMI group and whether these individuals had no identified mental illness. She also queried the inclusion of individuals with personality disorders in the SMI group. R McCarter and G Leavey explained that these were being analysed as a separate group. In terms of follow-up research, A Bunting indicated the potential link between certain prescriptions such as Clozapine in treating people with SMI and life limiting conditions. R Barr similarly suggested examining the correlation between use of opioid-based analgesics and suicide.

F. Ferry continued with a presentation entitled 'Mind the gap: an administrative data analysis of dental treatment outcomes and severe mental illness', based on a paper recently accepted for publication by the Journal of Mental Health. The paper examined disparities in dental service engagement and dental health between those with and without SMI.
G. Leavey began the follow-up discussion by asking committee members about who's responsibility it is to monitor dental care of people with SMI. A. Bunting referred to the New Client Management System and the possibility of including reminders in care plans. He suggested the potential benefits of organizing a psychoeducational workshop on SMI and general hygiene related issues. A. Thampi stressed the importance of preventative action. She referred to the annual physical health checks that are carried out by the Early Intervention Team, which include some basic questions relating to most recent dental visit. R. Barr suggested that Key Workers within Community Mental Health Teams have a key role to play in promoting preventative dental care. R. Barr also asked about geographical trends in dental service use and outcomes form our analysis. F. Ferry explained that given the restrictive nature of the data, we can conduct analysis in terms of urban-rural differences but can't undertake any further detailed analyses of the geographical spread.
Next steps:
G. Leavey asked the group about suggestions on next steps in terms of dissemination and further analysis. As well as a peer review paper, the research team can produce policy briefs, data insights documents and tailored presentations for key stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description All Party Group on Early Education and Childcare meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dialogue and brief presentation in the All Party Group on Early Education and Childcare meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC Newsline Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Newsline (NI) on 12th December 2022 about the causes of a high pollution event in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description BBC Radio Foyle Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview on 12th December 2022 about the causes of a high pollution event in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Building a public service infrastructure: lessons from the Northern Ireland Public Data Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) in September 2022 on a pilot initiative with Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland Trusted Research Environment and Big Motive to establish the Northern Ireland Public Data panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ijpds.org/article/view/1995
 
Description Celebrating Public Engagement: Highlights from ADR Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote a blog detailing recent highlights in our public engagement activities for the ADR UK blog, specifically focusing on NIPDP and the VOYPIC workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/celebrating-public-engagement-highlights-from-adr...
 
Description Chair a symposium on air pollution research in NI 6th Oct 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This was an ADRC NI symposium on air pollution research , with the aim of presenting work on a dashboard and simulating further research and policy action in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Conversation with member of UK-Electoral Commission about potential voting-related research in NI 
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 Conversation with member of UK-Electoral Commission about potential voting-related research in NI ... very fruitful conversation on process and application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Expert comment on the causes of a high pollution event in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expert comment on the causes of a high pollution event in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-63944961
 
Description Expert comment on the impact of solid fuel burning on air quality and health in Northern Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Expert comment on the impact of solid fuel burning on air quality and health in Northern Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/environment-minister-edwin-poots-rules-out-...
 
Description International Population Data Linkage Network Conference 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Prenatal Exposure to PM2.5 and Infant Birth Outcomes: Evidence from a Population-Wide Database" which took place at the IPDLN conference held at the University of Edinburgh on 9th September 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description International Population Data Linkage Network Conference 2022_Long Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Parkinson's Disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Is Long Term Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution a Risk Factor for Parkinson's Disease" which took place at the IPDLN conference held at the University of Edinburgh on 9th September 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description International Population Data Linkage Network Conference 2022_Longterm Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 and Self Reported Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Longterm Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 and Self Reported Health: Evidence from Longitudinally linked Census Data" which took place at the IPDLN conference held at the University of Edinburgh on 9th September 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Irish Economics Association Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes" at the IEA Annual Conference 2022 held at the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick on 4th May 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Irish Economics Association Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Long-term Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 and Self-Reported Health: Evidence from Longitudinally-linked Census Data" at the IEA Annual Conference 2022 held at the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick on 4th May 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Life-limiting health conditions, treatment and subsequent mortality associated with differences in health service use in people with severe mental illness: an analysis of the Northern Ireland population using administrative data sources. 
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 presented at the International Journal of Population Data Science on the 8th September 2022.
Published online: McCarter R, Rosato M, Leavey G. Life-limiting health conditions, treatment and subsequent mortality associated with differences in health service use in people with severe mental illness: an analysis of the Northern Ireland population using administrative data sources. International Journal of Population Data Science. 2022; 7(3): 2055.
Increased interest in the area of chronic conditions and severe mental illness using longitudinal data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting related to multimorbidity and pregnancy in Birmingham June 20-21st 
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 Meeting related to multimorbidity and pregnancy in Birmingham some presentations, much discussion of methods, recording outcomes and possible study extensions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting with Housing Authority rep to get them to endorse research activity. 
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 with Housing Authority rep to get them to endorse research activity. Discussion covered difficulties and delays in data acquisition, and short, medium and longer-term research agendas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting with Senior Department of Education Staff to discuss Free School Meal Entitlement Project 
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 Number of meetings in relation to a study funded by the Department of Education to examine use of Free School Meal Entitlement and alternative measures. The study is designed to review the use of Free School Meal Entitlement and explore alternative measures that may better capture social disadvantage. At the meetings the research team discuss how best to tailor information from study findings to impact future policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting with officials from Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) 
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, Duncan McVicar and Babak Jahanshahi meeting with officials from Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to discuss issues around air quality and potential collaborative work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Meeting with senior members of PSNI to discuss research related to firearms certificate holders 
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 senior members of PSNI to discuss research related to firearms certificate holders. Small presentation followed by discussion of further analysis planned and possible policy implications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Northern Ireland Public Data Panel (NIPDP) Advisory Committee 
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 The NIPDP Advisory Committee consists of independent experts in convening public panels, citizen assemblies or speaking to the public about data. The Committee exists to give expert advice and guidance for the development and delivery of Phase 1 of the NIPDP. The group met for the first time in January 2023, with plans to meet quarterly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description ONS Data Science Campus Net Zero Air Quality Workshop 
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 Participation in a Net Zero Air Quality Workshop hosted by the ONS Data Science Campus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description On shifting sands: achieving policy impact in challenging political circumstances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference in Edinburgh, September 2022. I presented on a paper written with Prof Dermot O'Reilly on policy impact in administrative data research in Northern Ireland during a period without a sitting Stormont Assembly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ijpds.org/article/view/1992
 
Description Our Data, Our Research, Our Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with care experienced young people:
1. To explore together what administrative data is how it might be used to improve the lives of care experienced children and young people
2. To explore ways of working together and involving care experienced young people in research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Our Data, Our Research, Our Future II 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with care experienced young people to:
1. To provide feedback on what's happened since Workshop 1
2. To prioritize research topics and co-produce research questions
3. To scope out what activities the young people may want to be involved with going forward
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Our Data, Our Research, Our Future III 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with care experienced young people to define positive outcomes for care leavers across a range of health and social domains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Our Data, Our Research, Our Future IV 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop with care experienced young people to explore the topic of mental health and how to define and measure it in research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Our data, our research, our future - involvement workshops with care experienced young people 
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 Approximately 10 care experienced young people have attended four workshops on administrative data research looking specifically at issues relating to young people in care. They learned about and gave feedback on findings and analysis from their own lived experiences, help to shape further research priorities and questions, and have developed how they want to continue to work with us in future. These were developed and delivered in partnership with Voices of Young People in CAre (VOYPIC) who anecdotally have noted an increase in the young people's confidence and interest in the area since working with us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.adruk.org/news-publications/news-blogs/involving-care-experienced-young-people-in-admini...
 
Description Participation in the 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 was invited by Andrew Wilson of Asthma + Lung UK to talk about air pollution and health in Northern Ireland at the NI Assembly APG on Lung Health. This presentation took place on 28th February 2023 and involved a slideshow presentation and question-and-answer session with a virtual Zoom audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Pilot participant feedback session 
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 I delivered a feedback session for Northern Ireland Public Data Panel (NIPDP) pilot participants on the report from the pilot, as well as plans for the formal establishment of the NIPDP. Participants felt the report was an accurate and helpful representation of the pilot experience, and made suggestions about the future work of the NIPDP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.adruk.org/fileadmin/uploads/adruk/Documents/Northern-Ireland-Public-Data-Panel-Report.pd...
 
Description Poster presentation on air pollution and birth outcomes at 15th Annual UK and Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Conference, UK HSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation of 'Exposure to PM2.5 and infant birth outcomes: Evidence from a population wide database' at UK conference. Intended purpose to build awareness of our research and receive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 I gave a presentation of our administrative data work on severe mental illness and dental health outcomes at one of the plenary session at the annual IPDLN conference. The presentation highlighted inequalities in dental treatment and dental health outcomes associated with SMI, and particularly among older people with SMI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ipdln.org/sites/default/files/IPDLN2022Docs/IPDLN%20Programme%20V13_compressed.pdf
 
Description Presentation entitled 'Are people with poor mental health less likely to receive Disability Benefits? A population wide record linkage study' to conference in Venice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation entitled 'Are people with poor mental health less likely to receive Disability Benefits? A population wide record linkage study' to conference in Venice. A very lively discussion held....
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation entitled 'Using Record Linkage To understand voter characteristics' to UK Electoral Commission Belfast 17th Oct 2022 
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 Presentation hoping to influence the Electoral Commission so that they could utilize record Linkage as a way to understand voter characteristics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation entitled... Data linkage, future directions, potential and challenges...to team responsible for review of NI Social Services for children 
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 Presentation trying to influence the team responsible for review of NI Social Services for children, in both our use of admin data and interest them in some of our findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to ONS Data Science Campus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation as part of a joint workshop between the research team and relevant team at ONS Data Science Campus. Presentation on Air Pollution and Health in Northern Ireland: What We Can Learn from Data Linkage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to data scientists at the Public Health Agency (PHA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to data scientists at the Public Health Agency (PHA)...this covered our current research activities and future strategic directions as well as a discussion of some of our (NI) data limitations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Presentation to inter-departmental Children's Champion Group on research activity esp related to the use of administration data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I presented our current research portfolio and plans relating to children to about 30 people who constitute the Children's Champion Group (a group led by the the NI Children and Young Persons Commissioner). Very positive response...desire to hear more!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to meeting in Swansea related to air pollution and poor maternal and child health outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to meeting in Swansea related to air pollution and poor maternal and child health outcomes...discussion of data capture, monitoring methods and timescales etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to the Data Coordination Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented on the Northern Ireland Public Data Panel (NIPDP) pilot to the Data Coordination Board, who are setting up the new Data Institute in Northern Ireland. The Board were very interested in the pilot and in future plans for NIPDP, as well as how it can be positioned as a key piece of engagement infrastructure in Northern Ireland on data-related issues and relate to the work of the future Data Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to the Northern Ireland Strategic Research Environment (NITRE) Strategic Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented on the Northern Ireland Public Data Panel (NIPDP) pilot to the NITRE Strategic Board, who were not only the funders of the pilot but who sit in various decision-making positions within health and social care as well as research in Northern Ireland. The Board were very interested in the pilot and in future plans for NIPDP, as well as how it can be positioned as a key piece of engagement infrastructure in Northern Ireland on data-related issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation to whole DataMind team entitled 'Road Builder Innovation 2: Discoverable excluded and under-served groups' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was the first presentation of the work schedule and plans for this Road Builder and we made the case for why we needed to look at these groups and how we would achieve our aims.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Public Launch of report on Mortality inequalities.Health Inequalities . ERSI 15th Sept 2022 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Public Launch of report on Mortality inequalities.Health Inequalities I had to make a speech/response to the launch and field questions to the general audience and press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Seminar for Independent Children's Services Review 
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 A seminar organised by QUB for the Chair of the Independent Review of Children's Services in NI (Prof Ray Jones) and relevant policy leads in the Department of Health. The seminar involved multiple inputs and included:
- a 1.5 hr session presenting and discussing trends in Children's Social Care Data and the relationship with inequality (L. Bunting)
- 30 min session focusing on: Mental health outcomes of children known to social services in Northern Ireland - A Maguire & S McKenna; and Data linkage, future directions, potential and challenges. (Prof Dermot O'Reilly)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.cscsreviewni.net/news/october-2022-newsletter
 
Description Stakeholder meeting to discuss development of research proposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with a range of stakeholders including, departmental representatives, community and voluntary sectors representatives and the Equality Commission. A the meeting I presented (as Principal Investigator) initial plans for a funding proposal for a study examining occupational gender composition and productivity. The event was designed to engage with stakeholders at project design stage to encourage co-development and engagement the initial stages. Department for Economy representative alerted the team to an alternative funding call. An application was developed and submitted in response and the study has been shortlisted for potential future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Stakeholder meeting to respond to further funding application for research into gender impacts of workplace mental health 
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 I supported and participated in a stakeholder engagement meeting led by a researcher who wanted to get input from key stakeholders who had been previously involved in research into occupational mental health, on a new research direction and funding application, embedding engagement in the earliest stages of the research process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Symposium: "Every Breath You Take: How air pollution affects your health and what can be done about it"_ Air pollution dashboard: a public tool for public health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presenting "Air pollution dashboard: a public tool for public health" . This event was organised by ADRC-NI and held at Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast on 6th October 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Symposium: Every Breath You Take: How air pollution affects your health and what can be done about it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation on the findings of ADRC-NI research on the impact of air pollution on health in Northern Ireland. This event was organised by ADRC-NI and held at Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast on 6th October 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Uses and availability of health data inn Ireland...public launch of report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 people attended (virtually) this ERSI-sponsored launch of the Report. I had to make a presentation/response and field questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description presentation at DARE UK Public Dialogue workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting "Air Pollution and Health in Northern Ireland" at DARE UK Public Dialogue workshops on 14 January
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022