I am the Director of User Support and Training for the UK Data service. I lead the UK Data Service programme of training events, web-based training resources and online help for researchers and teachers using the data. I also co-lead the Data, Skills and Training Research Group within the Cathie Marsh Institute.
My two research interests are (1) obesity, and (2) data literacy skills. My PhD was on the topic on Ethnic Differences in Obesity. I have worked on a number of projects related to obesity, including an ESRC-funded study to examine ethnic differences in obesity, diet and physical activity using the Health Survey for England data. My methodological interests are primarily in quantitative methods and the secondary analysis of data. Before joining the Cathie Marsh Institute I worked at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as a survey researcher on large-scale national surveys.
I teach on the Dissertation module of the MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS) at the University of Manchester. I supervise dissertations for the SRMS MSc Students.
I do a wide variety of teaching for the UK Data Service. The teaching is generally related to the secondary analysis of large-scale data and quantative methods, for example one-day workshops or webinars on using quantitative data for research.
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Keywords: Survey Research; Health and lifestyle, Ethnicity, Obesity, Diet, Physical Activity.