What can Administrative data and Record linkage tell us about mental health?
|Dates:||28 February 2017|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:15|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Dermot O'Reilly|
Speaker: Dr Dermot O’Reilly, Queen’s University Belfast
Poor mental health has been identified as a major and increasing public health issue with significant economic and social impact. However, identifying and assessing the burden of poor mental health in the population is fraught with a range of definitional and methodological difficulties and researchers have been increasingly exploiting routine administrative data to provide further understanding of the distributions, antecedents and outcomes of those with poor mental health. This presentation will use examples from recent studies of mental health to illustrate some of the benefits, caveats and the frustrations associated with trying to turn administrative data to a research purpose.
Dermot is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and his core research interests focus on social factors that influence the health of people and the effective use of routine datasets to further understanding of the distribution and social causes of disease and its impact in society.
Dr Dermot O'Reilly
Organisation: Queen's University Belfast
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