Meet the team

George Ploubidis, Study Director

George is a Professor of Population Health and Statistics, and his research interests are focused on inequality, poverty, healthy behaviours and mental health.






andrew-brown-1George Andrew, Cohort Maintenance Officer

George is the person responsible for keeping your contact details safe and up-to-date. He’s also part of the team that responds when study members contact us with a query.






matthew-brown-1Matt Brown, Senior Survey Manager

Matt is responsible for developing the questionnaires that we use to collect information about your lives. He also oversees the agencies who carry out the surveys and manage the interviewers.






meghan-rainsberry-1Meghan Rainsberry, Communications Manager

Meghan is responsible for providing NCDS members with information about the study. She puts together the mailings we send you every year, and keeps the website up to date.






The wider team

While you’ll probably hear from George P, George A, Matt and Meghan the most, there’s a whole team of people working on NCDS. Managing a study this big requires many different jobs – our team is made up of researchers, survey specialists, data managers, administrators and communications staff.

George P. works with David and Gabriella to oversee the study and decide what questions to ask you about your lives.

Matt works with Carole to put together the questions we ask you and the information we send you at each visit.

George A. works with Denise, Mary and Robert to make sure that your address and other contact information is secure and up to date, so we know how to get in touch with you. And Maggie and Joe take care of the information about your lives that you give us at each visit.

But the most important members of the study are you! We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you.