The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is committed to improving data on disparities affecting disabled people and this has become increasingly important in the face of a global pandemic.
In this seminar we explore, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people, looking at outcomes such as wellbeing, access to healthcare and impact on work, and comparing these to the outcomes of non-disabled people. We will also discuss mortality analysis, looking at the risk for disabled and non-disabled people, and present the results from the Coronavirus Infection Survey (CIS).
This work is part of a larger programme of work to improve data on disabled people’s lives, which we briefly outline and invite views.
- Catherine Putz, Indiana Sparkes, Senior Research Officers Census and Disability team
- Matt Bosworth, Senior Research Officer Health Modelling Hub
- Hannah Teare, Senior Research Officer COVID Analysis and Methods team
- Jonathan Laszlo Research Officer Coronavirus Infections survey, Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The main aim of the Census and Disability team is to shine more light on the prevalence of disability and outcomes for disabled people across society.
Prior to joining the team, Catherine worked in the Labour Force Survey / Annual Population Survey (LFS/APS) team as a programmer on the questionnaires, and as such has a good knowledge of how the data we currently use for much of our analysis is collected.
Prior to ONS, Indiana studied clinical and social psychology at university and has always been interested in the development of the brain and how people think and behave.
Since working at ONS, she has developed expertise in health and social surveys and disability analysis.
The main aim of the Health Modelling Hub team is to produce innovative insights into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic using linked survey, Census, and administrative datasets.
Prior to joining the ONS, Matt was a postdoctoral researcher at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (Cardiff University), where he also completed his PhD on the genetics of schizophrenia.
The main aim of the COVID Analysis and Methods team is to use the Coronavirus Infection Survey (CIS) to produce regular and ad hoc analysis to feed into central government decision making on the pandemic.
Hannah’s career as a social researcher in government has spanned several social policy areas within ONS and the Cabinet Office.
The Coronavirus Infection Survey (CIS) is a representative household survey which tracks COVID-19 infection and immunity in the community.
Prior to ONS, Jonathan worked in healthcare policy for Johnson & Johnson where he collaborated closely with patient organisations to provide training and resources to empower them to lobby for health system reform.
He completed a master’s in Social Policy and Research at University College London, where he specialised in research communication for instigating political change.
When they’re not plotting to break away into a European Super League, Jonathan is a huge fan of Arsenal F.
If you wish to attend please contact Doria Pilling or call her at 020 8992 4302.