Ms Abita Bhaskar
- Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
Abita Bhaskar graduated in 2007 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow and went on to do an M.Sc. in Statistics, also at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2009. Her Masters research was to investigate the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular admissions to hospital.
On graduating, Abita briefly worked for both NHS Lanarkshire and ISD Scotland before joining the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in November 2009 as a Survey Analyst for the Gender and Health team. She currently works as a Research Assistant within the Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations programme.
Abita has been involved in the data collection and analysis of the ALICE and FFIT studies, in addition to carrying out numerous other analyses within the team. These analyses often involved using external datasets such as the BHPS and the Scottish Health Survey, as well as data collected through participant studies within the unit (e.g. SEED, Twenty-07).