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Dr Lynne Forrest

Affiliate Researcher
University of Edinburgh

Having previously worked as a programmer, data analyst and project manager Lynne made a mid-life career change and re-trained in epidemiology and public health, gaining her PhD in 2014. Lynne's research interests include social and geographical mobility, inequalities in cancer care, and socio-economic and age-related inequalities in health. She is currently working on two SCADR projects: one looking at migration to Scottish New Towns and the impact on premature mortality in Glasgow, using the Scottish Mental Survey 1947 linked to NHSCR data; and the second examining Scout and Guide membership and mental health in later life, using linked ACONF and mental health prescribing data .