NEWS - Welcoming new ambassador Linda Bauld

We are delighted to welcome Professor Linda Bauld OBE as one of our Ambassadors, as part of the ADR UK Ambassador Programme.

Linda brings a wealth of expertise across research and Government as Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh and Chief Social Policy Adviser to the Scottish Government. 

Professor Bauld said: 

I am delighted to join the ADR Ambassador Programme, having seen the value of administrative data and data linkage, in both my academic and government roles. In my own research on non-communicable disease prevention, administrative data collected by the NHS and other public services allows us to understand the prevalence of risk factors across entire populations and then linking that to service use helps us better understand outcomes and how to improve them. In my government role, we rely on Scotland and the UK’s trustworthy data system to identify needs in our population, which is essential for planning evidence-based policy responses to address them. ADR UK’s work across all four nations is transforming how researchers within government and in academia and other sectors access and use data to address societal and economic challenges. I look forward to working even more closely with the ADR team in the future.

Linda joins our existing team of Ambassadors, who work alongside our colleagues and partners to support our mission: how public sector data in Scotland is curated, accessed and explored, so it can deliver its full potential for policymakers and for the public.

Full details of ADR Scotland's Ambassadors here.

This article was published on 28 Mar 2024

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