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Research project

Administrative Data Research Centre for England

Project overview

The Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) was led by the University of Southampton, in partnership with colleagues from the Bloomsbury group of the University of London and the Office for National Statistics. It was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN). The centre had a distinctive interdisciplinary research programme, focused on methods development and policy-relevant research using linked administrative data from government departments. The centre ran an extensive training programme for researchers and hosted secure access facilities in Southampton, London and Titchfield.


Lead researcher

Professor Peter Smith

Professor in Social Statistics
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Other researchers

Professor Gabriele Durrant PhD

Prof of Social Stats & Survey Method

Research interests

  • survey data collection
  • survey methodology
  • statistical modelling
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Professor Graham Moon PhD, FAcSS, HonMFPH

Research interests

  • Place effects on health-related behaviour, particularly smoking, diet and alcohol consumption
  • Applications of multilevel modelling in human geography; small area estimation methods
  • Post-asylum geographies and mental health care delivery
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Professor Li-Chun Zhang

Professor in Social Statistics

Research interests

  • Graph sampling
  • Analysis of integrated data
  • Statistical uses of administrative sources
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Jamie C. Moore, Gabriele B. Durrant & Peter W.F. Smith, 2020, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A: Statistics in Society, 184(1), 301-323
Type: article
E. Williamson, S. Denaxas, S. Morris, C. S. Clarke, M. Thomas, H. Evans, K. Direk, A. Gonzalez-Izquierdo, P. Little, V. Lund, H. Blackshaw, A. Schilder, C. Philpott, C. Hopkins, J. Carpenter & On Behalf Of The Macro Programme Team, 2019, Rhinology, 57(4), 252-260
Type: article
Claire Hopkins, Elizabeth Williamson, Steve Morris, Caroline S. Clarke, Mike Thomas, Paul Little, Valerie J. Lund, Helen Blackshaw, Anne G.M. Schilder, Carl Philpot & Spiros Denaxas, 2019, Rhinology
Type: article
Helen Blackshaw, Jane Vennik, Carl Philpott, Mike Thomas, Caroline Eyles, James Carpenter, Caroline S. Clarke, Stephen Morris, Anne G.M. Schilder, Valerie Lund, Paul Little, Stephen Durham, Spiros Denaxas, Elizabeth Williamson, David Beard, Jonathan Cook, Steffi Le Conte, K Airey, J Boardman & Claire Hopkins, 2019, Trials, 20
Type: article