2019 Data Impact Fellows

Anne Alarilla

What was Anne working on when she became a Fellow?

Data and Research Analyst in the Cancer Intelligence Team at Cancer Research UK

Anne primarily explores smoking, overweight and obesity prevalence in the UK and individual nations of the UK with a particular focus on prevalence trends. Anne has created a tool to accumulate smoking, overweight and obesity prevalence statistics from individual nations’ health surveys in one central place.

What’s Anne up to now?

Anne is currently working at the Health Foundation as a senior data analyst. They work on leading or supporting independent analysis on topics that are relevant to their strategic priorities, national priorities or policy needs such as exploring what’s happening in ambulance response times using open data. They also work to promote best practice and contribute to resources within health data science, such as sharing learnings from their recent patient and public engagement and involvement.

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Twitter: @alarillaanne 

Janet Bowstead

What was Janet working on when she became a Fellow?

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Royal Holloway, University of London

Janet Bowstead is a feminist academic with a professional background in frontline, policy and coordination work on violence against women. Her research was interdisciplinary in nature and drew on theory, concepts and analysis techniques from migration research and applies them to the internal migration journeys of women within the UK escaping domestic violence.

What are they up to now?

Janet is still at Royal Holloway, University of London. She came to the end of the funding for her project on women’s domestic violence journeys last year, but is still involved in publications and dissemination. She is now working on a project to prepare and archive data from prisoner surveys carried out by HMIP over 20 years.

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Stuart Campbell

What was Stuart working on when he became a Fellow?

Research Associate at University College London

Stuart worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education. His PhD was funded by an ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods scholarship. He is a fellow of the Global Labor Organization.

What’s he up to now?

Stuart works as Research Economist at the Bank of England.

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Twitter: @_stuartcampbell

David Kingman

What was David working on when he became a Fellow?

Senior Researcher at the Intergenerational Foundation

David was a quantitative senior researcher and data analyst working as Senior Researcher at the Intergenerational Foundation (IF). The IF is a non-party-political think tank which researches intergenerational fairness. He was responsible for day-to-day management of IF’s research projects, including research design, accessing relevant data sources, undertaking data analysis and producing insightful, newsworthy research reports.

What’s he up to now?

David Kingman is a Senior Policy Advisor at HM Treasury, where he works on policy microsimulation and data science. Prior to that he was a Senior Research and Statistical Analyst at the Greater London Authority. 

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Christian Reynolds

What was Christian working on when he became a Fellow?


Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, and Technical Specialist and Analyst for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

Christian Reynolds was a Knowledge Exchange Research Fellow (N8 AgriFood project) at the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, and an adjunct Research Fellow at the Barbara Hardy Institute for Sustainable Environments and Technologies, University of South Australia. Christian was also on secondment to WRAP as Technical specialist in international food sustainability.

What’s he up to now?

Christian is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. He recently appeared on Channel 5’s “Secrets of Your Supermarket Shop” demonstrating how to save money cooking a roast dinner. 

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Twitter: @Sartorialfoodie

Bozena Wielgoszewska

What was Bozena working on when she became a Fellow?

Research Associate at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Bozena primarily worked on a project which aims at harmonisation of the income and earnings data across three cohort studies: National Child Development Study (NCDS), 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). In addition to that, she was involved in a project which investigates what the language used in essays written by the participants of the NCDS when they were age 11 can tell us about their future social mobility.

What’s she up to now?

Bozena is working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at UCL.

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Twitter: @MeBozena

Ben Brindle

What was Ben working on when he became a Fellow?

PhD student as part of the South Coast DTP, at the University of Brighton

Ben was completing a PhD in Economics at the University of Brighton’s Business School. His research, which was funded by the ESRC’s South Coast DTP, examined how the UK labour market responded to immigration in the decade following the financial crisis.

What’s he up to now?

Ben is now a Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory, which informs public and policy debates by providing impartial, evidence-based analysis of data on migration and migrants in the UK. He authors and co-authors briefings covering a range of topics – including UK migration statistics and labour migration – and has been interviewed on broadcast media, including by the BBC News Channel, LBC, and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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Twitter: @BenBrindle_

James Cockett

What was James working on when he became a Fellow?

Research Economist at the Institute for Employment Studies

James was a Research Economist at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), a research institute based in Brighton. James was evaluating the effect of the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) and changes in the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on employment and hours.

What’s he up to now?

James is now Labour Market Economist at CIPD – the professional body for HR and people development. His former work at the IES is still influencing UK government policy, for example with this recent publication of a literature review and methodological background to the Employment Data Lab. 

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Twitter: @JamesCockettIES