Dr Bev Botting was appointed Head of Research and Statistics for the Archbishops’ Council on 13 February 2012. She joined the Church of England’s research team from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), where she had been Survey Outreach Officer for two and a half years, heading a survey research training programme for postgraduates and early career researchers.
Prior to that, Dr Botting was for a long time a statistician at the Office for National Statistics, variously majoring on child health studies, advising on the use of data for medical research, and leading on financial national social surveys.
Bev is a highly experienced and enthusiastic senior research manager and statistician with extensive project and staff management skills. She provides expert advice on record linkage and use of large national databases and is a published author and editor with experience of TV and radio interviews.