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Emma Gordon

Director - ADR UK


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Dr Emma Gordon is the inaugural Director of the Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK) programme at the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), which has been running since 2018. Emma is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the programme and leads on the coordination of the partnership and engagement with senior stakeholders, to improve access and analysis of administrative data to inform policy decisions.

Emma joined ADR UK from HM Treasury, where she led the team supporting government economists and social researchers across government. Prior to this, Emma was Head of Health Analysis at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and at the start of her career was a post-doctoral researcher on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Emma is also co-director of the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN), a role she holds in partnership with Prof. Chris Dibben from the University of Edinburgh.