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Professor Nicola Shelton is the Head of the Health and Social Surveys Research Group in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at at UCL. Her research is on health geography, health surveillance and the outcomes that can be measured through large and complex health data sets. She has particular interests in alcohol consumption and physical activity, occupation and older people's health and wellbeing.

She is the director of CeLSIUS, the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support of the ONS Longitudinal Study.


Diego Ramiro is the Director of the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography at the Spanish National Research Council. He has research interests in fertility, mortality and has used the Andalusian Longitudinal Population Database to research health inequalities.


John Östh is a human geographer at the University of Uppsala with a specific focus on spatial analysis and GIS. He administers two research register databases: PLACE, which is extracted from the Swedish Population Register; and MIND, a large mobile phone-based dataset. Each contain information on the sociodemographic characteristics of the Swedish population and can be used separately, but are more powerful when used in combination as they can look at different aspects of population behaviour at diverse spatial and temporal scales. John has written several articles in population and urban geography, especially on research in segregation and mobility/migration but also on questions relating to spatial accessibility, spatial interaction modelling, regional economic resilience and transport analysis. He has also developed the geo-statistical software EquiPop that is well-used in neighbourhood analysis. 


Patrick Sturgis is Professor of Research Methodology in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography, University of Southampton and Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. His research focuses on applied quantitative and statistical methods, with a particular specialism in survey design and analysis. He was President of the European Survey Research Association 2011-2015, chaired the BPC/MRS Inquiry into the failure of the 2015 election polls and served as Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on political polling and digital media. 


Matthew Iveson completed his undergraduate, masters and PhD studies at The University of Edinburgh (2005-2015), focusing on how different cognitive abilities change with age. His first post-doc role was in Kyoto University, Japan. He returned to Edinburgh in 2016 to work on jointly for the Administrative Data Research Centre and the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology. In this role he was responsible for developing the linkages between the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 cohort and routinely-collected data (e.g., health data and census data), along with working on the sample that had been identified within the Scottish Longitudinal Study. Since March 2018, Matthew has led an MRC-funded Mental Health Data Pathfinder project, focussing on linking the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 cohort to mental health data (e.g., prescriptions).