Staff spotlight

Spotlight on Joanna Soraghan

Joanna Soraghan works as a Data Analyst at the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS) within the University of Strathclyde. She joined both CELCIS and SCADR in March 2022, where she works as part of our Children’s Lives and Outcomes research strand. Her research interests are around the care and protection of children and young people, and how data can be used to drive improvements within the sector.

We hear from Katherine Falconer about life working as both Head of the Data for Research Unit, Scottish Government and Executive Programme Manager, ADR Scotland.

Spotlight on Laurie Berrie

My name is Laurie Berrie and I’m based at the University of Edinburgh, where I started working in 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Health and Wellbeing.

Spotlight on Michelle K Jamieson

Michelle joined SCADR as part of the 'Health & Social Care' research programme in May 2021, led by Dr Iain Atherton, and works mainly on the Dynamics of the Nursing Workforce project currently taking place.

Her research interests are around the intersection of inequality and health, including:

Spotlight on Dr Evan Williams

Evan joined SCADR's team that focuses on 'Work and social security' research in January 2020. His research interests include social security, labour markets and social determinants of health. Whilst he would normally be based within School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Glasgow he is currently working from home.

We asked Evan the following questions to find out more about himself, his role and the challenges he faces.

Spotlight on Fernando Pantoja

Fernando joined the ADR Scotland Safer Communities research programme in February 2020. Unfortunately, this was just a month before the first lockdown. Therefore not only did he have the same challenge as everyone else to establish a home office, he also had to get to know colleagues through online meetings. However, he was lucky to be part of a very friendly and supportive team, that helped him to adjust to this new way of working. One of his favourite activities is a regular online meeting that the team has every Friday, where they share all their accomplishments and frustrations.

Spotlight on Jan Savinc

Life as a Research Fellow

My name is Jan Savinc and I’m a Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University, where I started working as a Research Assistant in 2017. I joined SCADR part-time in June 2020, and have been made full-time since September 2020. Generally speaking, my job is to analyse various datasets and produce reports of the analysis along with various visualisations, and to document the data processing involved.

Spotlight on Dr Elizabeth Lemmon

Life as a Research Fellow

After completing my PhD in Economics at Stirling University, I joined Edinburgh Health Economics (EHE) in March 2019. It's been great to be back working with others, after the isolation of the final stages of my PhD! I really enjoy the buzz that comes from being part of a busy team, working on the UK Bowel Cancer Intelligence (BCIUK) project with EHE Lead, Dr Peter Hall.