Roger Halliday

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Roger Halliday, Chief Statistician, The Scottish Government and Interim CEO of Research Data Scotland
Roger Halliday is the Scottish Government’s Chief Statistician. He started as Chief Statistician in November 2011 worked as the Chief Data Officer in Scottish Government up to March 2020 when he took a role leading the Government’s Covid Analysis Team.   He qualified with a degree in statistics in 1993 from St. Andrews University and joined the Government fast stream as an assistant statistician. He worked for various UK Government Departments and at the Scottish Government in a number of statistical and policy making roles. He currently leads Research Data Scotland, which was established in 2020 to enable innovation in the public good through access and linkage of data around people, places and businesses. He became an honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow in 2019.
Roger Halliday
Chief Statistician
  • Organisation
    Scottish Government