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  • George Andrew Cohort Maintenance Officer
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    George Andrew
    George Andrew
    Cohort Maintenance Officer
    Room number:
    201
    Tel:
    020 7612 6857
    Email:
    g.andrew@ucl.ac.uk

    George Andrew joined CLS in 2001. He works as part of the specialist CLS Tracing and Operations Team responsible for maintaining the address information that is essential for maximizing responses to surveys of the CLS cohorts.

    His responsibilities include tracing NCDS cohort study members who have moved, using a variety of specialist and publicly available sources of information.

  • Tony Ball Database Manager
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    Tony Ball
    Database Manager
    Room number:
    204
    Tel:
    0207 911 5326
    Email:
    t.ball@ucl.ac.uk

    Tony joined CLS as Database Manager in October 2013.  He is responsible for creating and documenting an address database and user interface for the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England. He also works to maintain and develop address databases for the Millennium Cohort Study, the 1970 British Cohort Study and the 1958 National Child Development Study.

    Tony previously worked as IT Support Officer in the Institute of Education's IT Services.

  • Denise Brown Cohort Studies Administrator
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    Denise Brown
    Cohort Studies Administrator
    Room number:
    202
    Tel:
    020 7612 6902
    Email:
    denise.brown@ucl.ac.uk

    Denise Brown is an Administrator and Database Administrator at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London. 

    Denise works on all three of the Cohort Studies based at CLS and co-manages the Access databases containing confidential records of contact information for up to fifty thousand individuals who are members of these studies.  Her responsibilities include database development and implementation, preparing data files for mailings to cohort members and overseeing all other aspects of mailings including the printing and preparation of materials, generating report of outgoing and return mail; and monitoring supplies, timetables and costs.

  • Robert Browne Database Manager
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    Robert Browne
    Robert Browne
    Database Manager
    Room number:
    204
    Tel:
    020 7911 5550
    Email:
    robert.browne@ucl.ac.uk

    Robert joined CLS as a database manager in July 2004. He has responsibility for the development and support of the Cohort Studies address databases and the associated survey data processing procedures, plus the development of the CLS Scanned Archive system.

    Robert has a BSc in Electronics and an MSC in Operational Research from the University of Warwick and started work as an analyst at Plessey Radar. He worked as senior programmer and manager for a startup company developing a commercial online information service, and then became an independent database developer working for (amongst others) the British Library of Political and Economic Science (at the LSE) and The National Archives at Kew.

  • Peter Deane Cohort Maintenance Officer
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    Peter Deane
    Peter Deane
    Cohort Maintenance Officer
    Room number:
    201
    Tel:
    020 7612 6858
    Email:
    p.deane@ucl.ac.uk

    Peter Deane joined CLS in July 2001. He works as part of the specialist CLS Tracing and Operations Team responsible for maintaining the address information that is essential for maximizing responses to surveys of the CLS cohorts.

    His responsibilities include tracing Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) members who have moved, using a variety of specialist and publicly available sources of information.

  • Karen Dennison Records and Legacy Data Manager
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    Karen Dennison
    Records and Legacy Data Manager
    Room number:
    216
    Tel:
    0207 911 5351
    Email:
    k.dennison@ucl.ac.uk

    Having previously worked at the UK Data Archive for eighteen years in various roles, with a 15 month secondment to the Australian Data Archive, I have an extensive background in data archiving, including in areas around conditions of access, licensing, and data security and protection. In my role within the Cohort Maintenance Team in the CLS I will be leading on records management and legacy data programmes.

  • Gearoid Garvey Senior Operations Manager
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    Gearoid Garvey
    Senior Operations Manager
    Room number:
    202
    Tel:
    020 7612 6796
    Email:
    g.garvey@ucl.ac.uk

    Gearoid Garvey joined CLS as Senior Operations Manager on 8 January 2013.  He is responsible for managing the Cohort Maintenance Team  and will plan and manage the internal operational work required to ensure the secure and smooth day-to-day running of the operational aspects of the cohort studies.

    Gearoid has a corporate education and training background in telecommunications (Ericsson), but since 2003 has been working in health in the NHS – his last role was in leadership development for the NHS in  London.

  • Mary Ukah Cohort Maintenance Officer
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    Mary Ukah
    Cohort Maintenance Officer
    Room number:
    201
    Tel:
    020 7612 6669
    Email:
    m.ukah@ucl.ac.uk

    Mary is part of the Cohort Maintenance team responsible for ensuring that address information of the members of the BCS70 cohort is kept up-to-date and recorded accurately.  Her work involves tracing cohort study members who have moved, using a variety of specialist and publicly available sources of information.  She also assists our researchers in various ways including preparation of questionnaires and data cleaning. 

    Mary maintains a valuable communication link between the CLS and cohort members. This work is critical to the on-going success of these important studies as it enables cohort members to be successfully contacted and interviewed.