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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

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Emeritus 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

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Doctor Ben Anderson

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • ‘big’ data-driven analysis of habitual energy and water consumption
  • the impacts of interventions or natural socio-technical change on patterns of demand

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Professor Li-Chun Zhang

Professor in Social Statistics

Research interests

  • Graph sampling
  • Analysis of integrated data

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Professor David Martin

Professor of Geography

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Jamie C. Moore,
, 2018 , Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) , 181 (1) , 229--248
Type: article
Christopher G. Gale,
& Andrew Harfoot
, 2018 , Computers, Environment and Urban Systems , 67 , 68--79
Type: article
Brian Foley,
Ian Shuttleworth,
& David Martin
, 2018 , Journal of Official Statistics , 34 (1) , 55--81
Type: article
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