Following the success of last year’s International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference in Edinburgh hosted by ADR Scotland, Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK), supported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are delighted to host this year’s scientific conference in Birmingham.

The ADR UK Conference UK 2023 in November is the culmination of a huge amount of work undertaken through the expertise of the Local Organising and Scientific Committees.

This year’s theme is based on the tough times faced by many in the population over the last year and the tenacity shown along the way.

Public data for resilience and inclusion: Using administrative data to inform policy and practice in challenging times” made an impression on researchers, data scientists and analysts following the call for abstracts. Our peer reviewers and Scientific Committee did a fantastic job agreeing 131 oral presentations, 27 poster presentations and 11 pre-conference workshops to form a diverse and thought-provoking programme for the conference.

ADR UK are passionate about supporting early career researchers and thrilled to offer 10 bursaries and 8 expert Q&A sessions to some of our successful Masters and PhD students attending this year.

With three awards up for grabs this year; Best oral presentation​, Best student oral presentation (Masters and PhD students)​ and Best Poster presentation, the winners of each award will also be given the opportunity to publish a paper free of charge (subject to peer review) in the International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS).

We are delighted to share the successful abstracts being presented at the ADR UK Conference 2023 in this month’s issue of IJPDS.

We hope you enjoy reading the fascinating topics covering this year’s four sub themes: Research to support renewal, recovery and resilience; Data linkage, methods, systems and technology: Ethics, law and social implications; Public engagement and involvement in population data research.

Please contact the authors of these abstracts for any further information or collaboration opportunities. We hope you will be able to join us at this year’s conference for more opportunities to discuss the impactful work being undertaken, through administrative data, within the research communities.

Dr Emma Gordon & Bill South

ADR UK Conference 2023 Co-Directors

Air pollution, mortality, and hospital admissions in Scotland: A 16 years register-based study

Mary Abed Al Ahad, Urška Demšar, Frank Sullivan, Hill Kulu
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

The effect of on- and off-road cycle paths on cycling to work: A study using administrative data

Laurie Berrie, Zhiqiang Feng, David Rice, Tom Clemens, Lee Williamson, Chris Dibben
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Social Statistics Transformation: Understanding the population through the production of income by ethnicity statistics from administrative data

Joanna Harkrader, Michelle Bellham, Samantha Pendleton, Alison Morgan, Joe Pearce, Emily Stennard
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Linking prison health care data to other health data: A novel data linkage study in Northern Ireland

Janine Cooper, Dermot O’Reilly, Trish Kelly, Richard Kirk, Ruth Gray, Michael Donnelly
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Maternal disability and newborn discharge to child protection in Ontario, Canada

Claire Grant, Claire Grant, Astrid Guttmann, Simone N. Vigod, Isobel Sharpe, Kinwah Fung, Hilary Brown
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

What insights can ambulance data provide on vulnerable groups?

Abigail Brake, Dan Birks, Mark Mon-Williams, Sam Relins
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Office of the Children's Commissioner

Sarah Taylor, Stephanie Friend
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Methodological developments in administrative data linkage for cross cutting policy relevant research: Working towards a sustainable data pipeline

Emma Turner, Jen Hampton, Rachel Huck, Clare Melson, Jason Powell-Bavester, Alissa Goodman, George Ploubidis, Robin Flaig, Andy Boyd
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Universal credit receipt among users of secondary mental health services: Findings from a novel data linkage

Sharon Stevelink, Matthew Hotopf, Ira Madan, Ava Phillips, Ray Leal, Nicola T Fear
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

‘My Data’ project: Understanding the perceptions of administrative data usage for research of people who use drugs

Louise Marryat, Camila Biazus-Dalcin, Hazel Booth, Sarah Gray, Joan Love, Andrea Mohan, Sreekanth Thekkumkara
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Building and revolutionising public healthcare: A living ecosystem to link and improve patient health data and outcomes in a Brazilian hospital

Vilson Cobello Junior, Antonio Jose Rodrigues Pereira, Francis Mironescu Tomazini, Gisele Regina Pereira da Silva, Alcir Alves dos Santos Junior, Claudio Tadashi Fukuda, Davi Rocha da Silvia, Gladis Aparecida de Faria, Djavan Costa Nonato, Evelinda Trindade, Geraldo Busatto Filho
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Prenatal maternal infections and early childhood development outcomes: An analysis of Scottish linked administrative health data

Iain Hardie, Aja Murray, Josiah King, Michael Lombardo, Philip Wilson, Louise Marryat, Lucy Thompson, Helen Minnis, Bonnie Auyeung
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Infant feeding method and special educational need in 191,745 Scottish schoolchildren: A national, population cohort study

Lisa Adams, Jill Pell, Daniel Mackay, David Clark, Albert King, Michael Fleming
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Suicide risk following Emergency Department presentation with self-harm varies by hospital

Siobhán Murphy, Dermot O'Reilly, Emma Ross, Aideen Maguire, Denise O'Hagan
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

The role of firms in the economic assimilation of refugees

Hiromi Yumoto, Matt Cole, Ceren Ozgen, Liza Jabbour
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Is obesity more likely among children sharing a household with an older child with obesity?

Nicola Firman, Marta Wilk, Milena Marszalek, Lucy Griffiths, Gill Harper, Carol Dezateux
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

How does the environment in and around the home impact social care and health outcomes for older people?

William Midgley, Amy Mizen, Joe Hollinghurst, Robyn Hollinghurst, Ronan Lyons, Richard Fry
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Sociodemographic inequalities of suicide: A population-based cohort study of adults in England and Wales 2011-2021

Isobel Ward, Katie Finning, Daniel Ayoubkhani, Katie Hendry, Emma Sharland, Louis Appleby, Vahé Nafilyan
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

EUROlinkCAT: A linked European cohort of children with congenital anomalies

Maria Loane, Joan Morris, Ester Garne, EUROlinkCAT Working Group
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

A public panel reviews applications and questions applicants: Team member and public contributor discuss a transparent and inclusive approach to data access reviews

Kirsteen Campbell, Rebecca Whitehorn, Simon Browning, Rebecca Harmston, Ray Harris, Szu-Chia Huang, Dianna Moylan, Karen Williams, Jacqueline Oakley, Katharine Evans, Stela McLachlan, Richard Thomas, Emma Turner, Robin Flaig, Andy Boyd
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Refugee Integration Outcomes cohort study: Evidence for policy and planning

Sam Frowen, Nicky Rogers, Alan Evans, Hannah Toft, Angela Black, Tilly Skipper, Caroline Peate, Raoul Hodgson
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Hidden in plain sight: Using administrative data to conduct a longitudinal cohort study of children exposed to opioids in pregnancy

Louise Marryat, Petra Rauchhaus, James P Boardman, Alison McFadden, Anne Whittaker, John Frank
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Public involvement and engagement in big data research: A scoping review

Piotr Teodorowski, Elisa Jones, Saiqa Ahmed, Naheed Tahir, Lucy Frith
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Active travel to schools in Wales

Samantha Turner, Richard Fry, Lucy Griffiths, Jane Lyons, Rhodri Johnson, Amy Mizen, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Splink: Latest developments and applications

Sam Lindsay, Ross Kennedy, Tom Hepworth, Andy Bond
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

School and area-level disparities in exclusions in Scottish secondary schools

Morag Treanor, Patricio Troncoso, Lee Williamson
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Clinical coding of long Covid in Wales: A cohort study of 3.5 million people using linked health and demographic data

Hoda Abbasizanjani, Stuart Bedston, Lucy Robinson, Matthew Curds, Ashley Akbari
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

What’s the big idea? Identifying research priorities using linked data

Hollie Henderson, Sally Bridges, Kate Pickett, James Wilsdon
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Comparing the 2021 Census to administrative data to better understand the population estimation challenge

Elizabeth Pereira, Zak Robertson, Ayesha Barnes, Ffion Jones, Sally Mylles, Chloe Pearce
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Introducing best practice for reproducibility in government

Megan Munro, Patrycja Delong-Smith, Pete Matthews, Loes Charlton, Megan Lyons, James Tucker
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Machine Learning for Data Linkage

Rhosanna Ellum, Alex Lewis, Kristina Xhaferaj, Rachel Shipsey, Viktor Račinskij, Zoe White
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Mental health, welfare and state support: Findings from a novel data linkage

Sharon Stevelink, Matthew Hotopf, Ira Madan, Ava Phillips, Ray Leal, Nicola T Fear
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Pathways between probation and addiction treatment in England

Brian Eastwood, Patrick Horgan, Michael Kettle, Grant Henderson, Simon Corr, Nino Maddalena, Guy March, Mariana Bazely, James Osmond, Matthew Katz, Vincent Lam, Thomas Morris, Rosie Chalam-Judge, Eleanor Martin, Lisa Robinson
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Education and social care predictors of offending trajectories: A UK administrative data linkage study

Hannah Dickson, George Vamvakas, Roxanna Short, Nigel Blackwood
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Trends in ethnic inequality in child welfare interventions in Wales, 2010 – 2021

Yongchao Jing, Sin Yi Cheung, Lucy Griffiths, Jonathan Scourfield
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Changing trends in child welfare inequalities in Northern Ireland

Lisa Bunting, Nicole Gleghorne, Aideen Maguire, Sarah McKenna, Dermot O'Reilly
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

How common is low pay in Britain? New findings from linked data

John Forth, Alex Bryson, Van Phan, Lucy Stokes, Felix Ritchie, Damian Whittard
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

An Introductory Synthetic Data Tool

Iori Thomas, Bobby Stuijfzand
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

What can we learn from administrative benefits data?

Juliet-Nil Uraz`, Mary-Alice Doyle, Magdalena Rossetti-Youlton
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Involving underrepresented groups: How unpaid carers influenced our data analysis

Anna Lawrence-Jones, Jodie Chan, Evgeniy Galimov, Roberto Fernandez Crespo, Sandeep Prashar, Clare McCrudden, Thomas Lewis, Shereen Aloysius, Jacob Oguntimehin, Rachel McCarthy, Helena Gavrielides, Melanie Leis, Alex Bottle, Matthew Chisambi
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

The UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration: A trusted research environment for the longitudinal research community

Andy Boyd, Robin Flaig, Jacqui Oakley, Kirsteen Campbell, Katharine Evans, Stela McLachlan, Richard Thomas, Emma Turner
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Generation Scotland: Linking all the records we can

Archie Campbell, Robin Flaig, Cathie Sudlow
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Turning data into research-ready data

Van Phan, Felix Ritchie, Alex Bryson, John Forth, Lucy Stokes, Damian Whittard
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Describing unpaid carers’ health service use in local areas across Wales: A retrospective cohort study using linked routinely collected data

Laura Bentley, Jerlyn Peh, Georgia Beckett-Hill, Karen Hodgson, Ashley Akbari, Claire Newman, Owen Davies, Walid Chehtane, Lisa Trigg, Joanna Dundon, Gareth John, Alisha Davies
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Housing tenure and hospital admissions for acute lower respiratory tract infections in children less than 2 years: A Scottish birth cohort (2010-2012)

Caroline Hart, Samantha Hajna, Bianca De Stavola, Tom Clemens, Christopher Dibben, Steven Cunningham, Alison Macfariane, Jonathon Taylor, Linda Wijlaars, Pia Hardelid
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Neighbourhood active living environment and obesity in adolescents using the Millennium Cohort Study

Theodora Pouliou, Lucy Griffiths, Rowena Bailey, Sinead Brophy, Jo Davies, Ronan Lyons, Rebecca Pedrick-Case, Gareth Stratton, Richard Fry
Published online: Sep 14, 2023

Adversity in childhood and later involvement in serious violent crime

Alison Teyhan, Rosie Cornish, Kate Tilling, John Macleod, Iain Brennan
Published online: Sep 14, 2023