Meet the Team: Robin
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Generation Scotland has been enormous. Our plans changed dramatically, and I got a lot busier as Generation Scotland joined in the UK wide effort to produce timely research supporting the government response to the pandemic.
Longitudinal population studies like Generation Scotland provide an invaluable place to do research in situations like the pandemic. That’s because they hold data provided by their volunteers about their lives, how they are feeling and about many other topics both before and during the pandemic. As a result, I have an additional role as the Deputy Director of the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK LLC). We are creating a resource for researchers to access data from many different UK longitudinal population studies, to support COVID-19 research across the four nations.
When I am not busy with work, you can find me playing all kinds of games with my husband and son, going for long walks around Edinburgh or reading a good book.