About Us

About the NILS-RSU Project

Meet the team

Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Principal Investigator

Research Interests: Migration and mobility.

Dr Estelle Lowry

Research Fellow

Research Interests: bio-psycho-social modelling of health, health geography. Current work: health effects of social isolation, socio-economic determinants of obesity.

Prof Duncan McVicar


Research Interests: economics of the labour market, social policy, health and health behaviours. Current work: dynamic relationships between disability, employment and benefit claiming; the impacts of zero hours contracts on workers; and the health impacts of pollution.

Dr John Moriarty


Research Interests: development of social roles, particularly within organisations, and the outworkings this has for individuals’ mental health and wellbeing.

Dr Aideen Maguire


Research Interests: mental health, administrative data analysis

Prof Tony Gallagher


Research Interests: education

Research Support Unit NISRA

Provision of guidance on application process, variable information, accessing the safe setting, data pathways and Research Approvals Group.

Active Users

Dermot O'Reilly

Administrative health data research

David Wright

Administrative health data research

Michael Rosato

Epidemiology and Public Health

Alternative Datasets

Project News

Reopening of Secure Environment

Dear All   Following on from the easing of restrictions from the NI Executive, NISRA plan on reopening the secure environment to researchers from Monday 28th February 2022.   All researchers returning to the secure...

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Christmas Closures

The NISRA secure environment will be closing for the Christmas break on the week commencing Monday 20th December.   We plan to reopen on week commencing Monday 10thJanuary 2022.   Any booking requests for the week...

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The potential of NI Longitudinal Study for COVID research

On Tues 14th September 2021, we had our first seminar hosted by ARK on Covid-related research potential using the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study. It was an informative session and really useful to hear from perspectives outside...

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