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  • Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou Data Manager
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    Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou
    Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou
    Data Manager
    Room number:
    109
    Tel:
    02079115311
    Email:
    v.agalioti-sgompou@ucl.ac.uk

    Vilma's expertise is in survey design and she is interested in data testing and management. She is an enthusiast of R. She is also currently pursuing a PhD in Survey Methodology. Before joining the CLS, Vilma worked for the ISER at the University of Essex and for NatCen Social Research.

  • David Church Assistant Data Officer
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    David Church
    Assistant Data Officer
    Room number:
    G03
    Tel:
    020 7612 5357
    Email:
    utnvdch@ucl.ac.uk

    David is the new Assistant Data Officer, joining his colleagues Jon, Rachel, Maggie and Claude in the Data Team.

    He is an urban designer by background and training and is in the final stages of his PhD. Originally from Belfast, he moved back to the UK in 2004 after almost six years living and working in the Netherlands. During this time he studied urban planning and city design at UCL, Manchester and LSE and he has worked at Camden and Lambeth councils. His most recent role was as a GIS/spatial analyst.

  • Maggie Hancock Research Data Manager
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    Maggie Hancock
    Research Data Manager
    Room number:
    G03
    Tel:
    020 7911 5348
    Email:
    maggie.hancock@ucl.ac.uk

    Maggie Hancock joined CLS in February 2006 to work on data management and initial data analysis of NCDS, BCS70 and MCS data.  Previously Maggie was involved in the VITAE project at the Institute of Education as well as research into the format of the maths GCSE, interactive whiteboard use and music GCSE takeup.

    The completion of an MRes (masters in educational and social research) at the Institute of Education, enables Maggie to understand the data from the research perspective and complements her experience in data management software such as the SIR database package.

    For further information and details of Maggie's publications please see the IoE Website (link).

  • Joe Heywood Data Research Manager
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    Joe Heywood
    Joe Heywood
    Data Research Manager
    Room number:
    G03
    Tel:
    020 7612 6339
    Email:
    j.heywood@ucl.ac.uk

    Joe Heywood joined CLS in October 2014. He works on the four cohort studies managed by the Centre.

    Joe previously worked in the voluntary sector for NCVO’s research team, co-authoring the UK Civil Society Almanac. He has studied and worked in the UK and Canada, gaining a BA from UCL and MA from McGill University, Montreal.

  • Tom Murphy Research Data Officer
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    Tom Murphy
    Research Data Officer
    Room number:
    109
    Tel:
    0207 911 6899
    Email:
    thomas.murphy@ucl.ac.uk

    Tom joined the CLS as a Research Data Officer in December 2015. He previously worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics in health survey data management and publication writing.

  • Andrew Peters Research Data Assistant
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    Andrew Peters
    Research Data Assistant
    Room number:
    109
    Tel:
    0207 612 6914
    Email:
    andrew.peters@ucl.ac.uk

    Andrew completed his Masters in Psychological Research Methods in 2014 following his undergraduate degree in Social Psychology. Throughout his degree studies Andrew's academic interests were in developmental psychology.

    He has also worked for a market research company where he was responsible for creating and managing databases.

  • Sarab Rihal Data Officer
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    Sarab Rihal
    Data Officer
    Room number:
    G03
    Tel:
    020 7612 6716
    Email:
    s.rihal@ucl.ac.uk

    Sarab joined CLS as Data Officer in February 2014. She previously worked at UCL and Pearson gaining experience in quantitative data analysis using database and statistical sofware tools to manipulate and analyse large datasets.

    Sarab has a master’s degree in Applied Statistics and Operational Research.

  • Efrosini Setakis Research Data Scientist
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    Efrosini Setakis
    Research Data Scientist
    Room number:
    211
    Tel:
    0207 612 6654
    Email:
    e.setakis@ucl.ac.uk

    Efrosini is a data enthusiast who will work across CLS, CLOSER, and NDP, to assist in the linkage of data sets with external data sources.

    Previously she worked at the Clinical Practice Research Database where, amongst other things, she was responsible for overseeing the research side of the linkage of their database with external administrative data sets.

    Prior to joining QSS, Efrosini taught Mathematics in a secondary school in order to gain a better understanding of the nature of education data.