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Senior Information Analyst at the National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC), University of Manchester.

Responsible for data managment, analyses and reporting from NDTMS (National Drug Treatment Monitoring System) including responding to ad-hoc requests for analysis (Parliament, Media, Freedom of Information Act).




I have worked in the public and private sectors in investigative, analytical or computer programming roles.   Since 2012 I have been enjoying my third tenure at The University of Manchester; during my first tenure (1999-2003) I was a contributory author to 6 peer-reviewed papers on the epidemiology of childhood cancers (2001-2003).

Previous employers have included: Coca-Cola & Scweppes Beverages Ltd; City of Salford MBC; ORC International Ltd; Pharmerit (UK) Ltd.


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

British Computer Society

Royal Statistical Society 


MSc. Scientific Computing

PgDip. Operational Research

BSc. Combined Science (Economics/Statistics)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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