The Digitising Scotland Team

Elaine Reid

Digitising Scotland Project Manager,

Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA), Queen's University, Belfast

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Elaine has successfully managed the  CDDA research projects in varying scale and complexities over a number of years.  She has project management skills developed in different environments, these include assessing project plans, developing implementation strategies, monitoring of key stage developments and adapting workflow to changing circumstances.  She has considerable skills...

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Dr Paul Ell

Director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA)

Queen's University Belfast

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David Hardy

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Senior IT Technical Officer, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA), Queen’s University, Belfast

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Anthony Anderson

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Senior IT Technician, Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA)

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Professor Chris Dibben

University of Edinburgh

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Chris is Director of the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland. He is also Principal-Investigator on the CALLS Hub and Director of the Administrative Data Liaison Service.

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Dr Lee Williamson

Digitising Scotland, Project Manager
LSCS Deputy Director

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Lee works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Longitudinal Studies Centre - Scotland, part of the Research Institute of Geography and The Lived Environment in School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. Lee obtained a PhD on “Population projections by small areas and ethnic groups – developing strategies for demographic rate estimation” at the University of Manchester. Her methodological interests include demographic methods and longitudinal techniques. Her research interests include demography, fertility behaviour; inequality, heath and mortality; birth parity; early life; historical demography; population projections.

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Richard Tobin

Research Fellow, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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Richard is a research fellow in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.  His work on the Digitising Scotland project concerns using natural language processing and machine learning techniques for the automatic coding of occupations and causes of death. Richard’s wider research is in extracting information from textual...

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Elaine Farrow

Senior Research Programmer
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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Elaine is based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Her recent work for Digitising Scotland has involved automated text classification of administrative data. This process uses machine learning methods to map occupation and cause-of-death records to international standard data coding schemes. Elaine is currently undertaking a...

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Dr Beatrice Alex

Edinburgh Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh

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Dr. Beatrice Alex is Chancellor’s Fellow and Turing Fellow at the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and the School of Informatics.  Alex leads the Edinburgh Language Technology Group, a cross-college research and development team working in the area of natural language engineering at the University...

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Dr Graham Kirby

Digitising Scotland, Computer Science Lead

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Graham Kirby is a computer scientist based in St Andrews, with research interests in distributed systems, programming languages, autonomic management, distributed storage and peer-to-peer systems. He is now involved in the Digitising Scotland project, with particular interests in record linkage and automatic classification of attributes such as occupation and cause of death.

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Dr Alice Reid

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Historical Demography

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Alice is a Lecturer at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Geography Department, University of Cambridge.

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Professor Peter Christen

Researcher in Computer Science
Australian National University

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Peter Christen is a Professor at the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. Before moving to Australia, he received his Diploma in Computer Science Engineering from ETH Zurich in 1995 and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Basel in 1999 (both in Switzerland).

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Professor Alan Dearle

Researcher in Computer Science
University of St Andrews

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Alan Dearle, BSc, PhD is Dean of the Faculty of Science. He is an experimental Computer Scientist whose primary research interests are in the confluence of programming languages, databases, middleware, distributed systems and operating systems. He is a double graduate of St Andrews University completing a Bachelors degree in 1983 and a PhD on Persistent Programming Environments in 1988 under the supervision of Professor Ron Morrison.

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Dr Eilidh Garrett

Digitising Scotland, Researcher in Historical Demography

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Eilidh graduated from St Andrews University before obtaining her doctorate at the University of Sheffield. She has had a long association with the Cambridge Group for the History of Social Structure, working on the historical demography of the British Isles in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

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Tom Dalton

University of St Andrews

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Tom is a third-year Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of St Andrews, under the supervision of Prof. Alan Dearle and Dr. Graham Kirby. His thesis focuses on the evaluation of Data Linkage methodology using statistically verifiable synthetic populations. Tom holds a BSc in Computer Science (also from St...

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Dr Zhiqiang Feng

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography & Geographical Information Science

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Dr Zhiqiang Feng's research interests cover population geography, health geography, health inequalities, GIS, spatial analysis, longitudinal models, multilevel models, migration, commuting, and fuzzy classification.

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Angela Fallon

Administrator, Digitising Scotland & LSCS
University of Edinburgh

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Angela Fallon joined the LSCS Team on 11th April 2016 as Administrative Assistant. Angela was previously employed by the University of Edinburgh working on Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage. She has over 13 years experience working for the University of Edinburgh as a PA, Project Administrator and Events Organiser.

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