1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett, National Records of Scotland
2. Gustaf Rydevik, Phd, Senior Statistician at Quantics Consulting Ltd.
3. Conor Nangle, Scottish Government, Scottish Household Survey Team
1. Maria Ellen Kaye-Bardgett
Prior to working at NRS I did a PhD in ecology at the University of Aberdeen. I started at NRS as a temporary staff working in the population and migration team. After a few months I sat the full board interview and was promoted to a full time role working on life expectancy in Scotland and areas within Scotland. I am currently part of the vital events team at NRS where I have responsibility for producing life expectancy statistics, writing two full publications a year and contributing to others and for responding to enquiries from government, media and the public. NRS produce national statistics which are used by the Scottish government to better understand the population of Scotland and to guide policy making. Life expectancy is a really useful tool for measuring the health of a population and is particularly important here as Scotland has the lowest life expectancy of all western European countries. I have also been involved in work to improve the way we report life expectancy, and have had the chance to collaborate with the Office for National Statistics on harmonising healthy life expectancy statistics across the UK. Most recently I have been part of a group investigating the recent stalling of life expectancy improvements in Scotland.
2. Gustaf Rydevik
I studied Mathematics and Statistics in Sweden, and did a master's thesis on population demography in Uganda. I then worked for the Swedish Center for Disease Control for three years, doing outbreak investigations, supporting research, and conducting disease surveillance analyses.
I Moved to Scotland to do a PhD on disease surveillance of animal disease with BioSS/SRUC/University of York, looking at combining results from multiple diagnostic tests.
I subsequently did a postdoc for a couple of years for the Scottish Centre of expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks (EPIC), attached to Roslin Institute, before leaving Academia for Quantics, which does Statistics consulting, primarily for the Pharmaceutical industry.
I'll be talking about my career, compare and contrast between working for government, academia, and the private sector, and give a couple of examples of statistical analyses I've been involved with.
3. Conor Nangle
I graduated from University of Glasgow with a degree in statistics, took 2 years out to travel the world, then started working for Scottish Government in July 2018. My talk will cover a little bit about what the Scottish Household Survey is and what we do, and more personally my role within the team and what I have been working on and achieved in my short time since starting.