Founding Editor-in-Chief


Professor Kerina Jones

Swansea University, UK

Deputy Editor


Professor Kim McGrail

University of British Columbia, Canada

IPDLN Section Editors

Responsible for all abstracts submitted to the bi-annual IPDLN Conferences and published in IJPDS


Dr Emma Gordon

Economic & Social Research Council and Administrative Data Research UK, UK


Professor Chris Dibben

Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research and Administrative Data Research UK, UK



Dr Marcos Barreto

Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science


Professor Peter Christen

Australian National University, Australia


Associate Professor Claudia Coeli

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Professor Mark Elliot

University of Manchester, UK


Dr Liz Ford

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK


Professor William Ghali

University of Calgary, Canada


Professor Alan Katz

University of Manitoba, Canada


Professor Milton Kotelchuck

Harvard Medical School, USA


Dr Nathan Lea

University College London, UK


Professor Sallie Pearson

University of New South Wales, Australia


Professor David Preen

University of Western Australia, Australia


Professor Rainer Schnell

University Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Professor Michael Schull

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Canada


Dr Merran Smith

Population Health Research Network, Australia


Dr Mark J Taylor

Melbourne Law School, Australia


Professor Henrik Toft Sørensen

Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark


The role of the IJPDS Editorial Board is to:

  • Advise on journal scope and direction
  • Advise on journal policy to ensure the fair, ethical and timely processing of submissions
  • Promote high quality in journal outputs
  • Identify topics for commissioned manuscripts
  • Write editorials and other contributions
  • Identify suitable peer reviewers
  • Carry out peer review of submitted manuscripts
  • Screen submissions in their areas of expertise to ensure suitability
  • Advise on dealing with author complaints if they arise
  • Act as ambassadors for the journal
  • Promote the journal to their own institutions and contacts
  • Some members of the Board take on the role of manuscript editor on a regular or occasional basis


The Board consists of at least 10 members including the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor. Membership is designed to be indicative of the breadth of disciplines in scope for contributions to the IJPDS. At least one member will be drawn from the leadership of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), which inspired the creation of this journal. This will include the Director(s) who will also sub-edit a regular section for topics of particular interest to the network.

Members will serve for an initial term of three years, which can thereafter be renewed. Membership is on a voluntary basis. Nominations for membership can be made by the existing Board, by members of the IPDLN, and by contributors to the IJPDS. Nominations will be received and considered by the Editorial Board and will be confirmed by consensus.

Members are responsible for: declaring any potential conflicts of interest before reviewing submitted manuscripts; complying with relevant privacy legislation with respect to personal details made available to them as a member of the Editorial Board; and, abiding by any stated or implied confidentiality connected with submissions or that attaches to the work of the Editorial Board during and after term of membership.


The Editorial Board meets electronically and as required to fulfil the terms of reference.

Terms of reference review

The terms of reference will be reviewed annually with the next review due in March 2022.