Our ambassadors

Our ADR Scotland Ambassadors help us to advocate and drive forward administrative data research, linkage and innovation in Scotland.

What is the ADR UK Ambassador Scheme?

The ADR UK ambassador scheme is a network of colleagues working in and around government and the public sector who are committed to increasing and improving the use of administrative data to inform policy and practice, both within their own departments and bodies, and in partnership with others.

The ambassadors are publicly recognised as data-driven change-makers. Working with expert academic partners, they have an important role to play in making sure the potential of data for public good is harnessed, in a way that is safe, legal, ethical and sustainable.

Who are the Ambassadors in Scotland?

Together with our partners in Scottish Government’s Data for Research Unit, our first cohort of ADR Scotland ambassadors are:

  • Elaine Drennan, Head of Advanced Learning and Skills Analysis, Scottish Government
  • Alastair McAlpine, Senior Statistician, Agricultural Statistics, Scottish Government
  • Dr Mark McAteer, Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Communications, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Neil White, Senior Statistician, Health & Social Care Analysis, Scottish Government
  • Amy Wilson, Deputy Director for Justice Analytical Services, Scottish Government

If you would like to become an ADR Scotland ambassador and help us to promote and utilise administrative data in Scotland, please contact us.

Further information

For more information about the ambassador scheme and for a full list of ambassadors across the UK, please visit the ADR UK website.

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