Dr Linsay Gray

  • Senior Investigator Scientist (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537540
email: Linsay.Gray@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6918-5037


Dr Linsay Gray is a Senior Investigator Scientist at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit co-leading the Measuring inequalities workstream. She is on the Scottish Government project board of the Scottish Health Survey and is Vice President of the Public Health Epidemiology Section, European Public Health Association.

Linsay graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and thereafter undertook the MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She was appointed as a research fellow and completed her PhD at the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity College London (UCL) before joining the Unit.

Linsay leads and participates in a variety of collaborations with research groups in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is University of Glasgow PI for the GCRF ARISE Hub and was previously Principal Investigator on a programme of methodological work on longitudinal record-linked survey data funded by the MRC.

Markers of Esteem

  • Vice President, Public Health Epidemiology Section, European Public Health Association 2018-present)
  • Scottish Government project board of the Scottish Health Survey member (2012-present)
  • Royal Statistical Society International Conference board member (2016-2020)
  • Royal Statistical Society local group committee member and chair (2013-2020)
  • Archives of Diseases in Childhood editorial board member (2008-2019)
  • Keynote speaker at the Nordic Alcohol and Drug Researchers’ Assembly (2018)
  • Scottish Health Survey Consortium member (2004-2018)
  • Visiting Scholar at the Epidemiology Department of Columbia University, New York (2014-2016)
  • UK Clinical Research Collaboration Public Health Research Centres of Excellence Conference Scientific Committee member (2015) 
  • Scottish Finnish Swedish conference on Social Patterning of Health organiser (2014)
  • Society for Social Medicine conference Scientific Committee member (2014)
  • Chartered Statistician status awarded the Royal Statistical Society (commendation 2019)
  • Chartered Scientist status awarded by the Science Council (2015-present)

Research interests

  • Development of methodology for post-hoc addressing of non-participation in population-based studies
  • Health behaviours Inequalities within the context of national and international health surveys and major cohort studies
  • Lifecourse epidemiology
  • Novel use of record-linked data
  • Global health


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