Mark Elliot


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Centre Activities

  • Vice-Director with responsibility for teaching and learning

Research Interests

  • Confidentiality, privacy and disclosure
  • Attitudes research

Recent publications

  • (2024, Accepted) ‘Deriving longitudinal measures of paternal engagement in childcare.’ Journal of family issues with Norman, H and Vanchugova, D.
  • (2024, Accepted) ‘Deprivation effects on length of stay and survival of hospitalised COVID-19 patients in Greater Manchester’ International Journal of Population Data Science with Murphy, J., Ravindrarajah, R., Whittaker, W.
  • (2023) ‘Micro-macro multilevel analysis of day-to-day lifestyle and carbon emissions in UK multiple occupancy households.’, Sustainable Production and Consumption 39, 13-29, With Liu,T and Shryane, N.
  • (2023) ‘Federated learning for generating synthetic data: a scoping review.’, International Journal of Population Data Science 8 (1), with Little, C. and Allmendinger, R.
  • (2023) ‘Families of children with disabilities: income poverty, material deprivation and unpaid care in the UK’. Submitted to Humanities and Social Communications. 10 (1), 1-11, with Nicoricu, A.
  • (2023) ‘Why call it equality?” revisited: an extended critique of the EIGE index’ Social Indicators Research. 168, 389–408, with Schmid, C.
  • (2023) Using video cameras as a research tool in public spaces: addressing ethical and information governance challenges under data protection legislation. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. 6 (2), 145-155, With Benton, J., Evans, J., Mourby, M., Anderson, J., Hipp, J. A. & French, D.
  • (2023) ‘To Link or Synthesize? Effects on Data Quality’. Journal of Data and Information Quality. 15 (2), 1-20, with Smith, D. and Sakshaug, J.
  • (2023) Towards a Common Standard for Data and Specimen Provenance in Life Sciences. Learning Health Systems. .e10365. With Wittner, R., Holub, P., Mascia, C., Frexia, F., Müller, H., Plass, M., Allocca, C., Betsou, F., Burdett, T., Cancio, I., Chapman, A., Chapman, M., Courtot, M., Curcin, V., Eder, J., Elliot, M., Exter, K., Goble, C., Golebiewski, M., Kisler, B., Kremer, A., Leo, S., Lin-Gibson, S., Marsano, A., Mattavelli, M., Moore, J., Nakae, H., Perseil, I., Salman, A., Sluka, J., Soiland-Reyes, S., Strambio-De-Castillia, C., Sussman, M., Swedlow, J. R., Zatloukal, K. & Geiger, J.
  • (2023) ‘Automation on Twitter: Measuring the Effectiveness of Approaches to Bot Detection’. Social Science Computing Review. 41 (1), 181-200With Beatson, O., Gibson, R. and Cantijoch Cunill, M.
  • (2023) Do samples taken from a synthetic microdata population replicate the relationship between samples taken from an original population? UNECE worksession on statistical data confidentiality. September 2023 Munich, with Little C and Allmendinger, R.
  • (2023) Federated Synthesis UNECE worksession on statistical data confidentiality. September 2023 Munich, with Little C and Allmendinger, R.
  • (2022) ‘Comparing the Utility and Disclosure Risk of Synthetic Data with Samples of Microdata.’ In: Domingo-Ferrer, J., Laurent, M. (eds) Privacy in Statistical Databases. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13463. Springer, Cham. with Little, C., and Allmendinger, R. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-13945-1_17
  • (2022) ‘Measuring the effects of fathers’ involvement on risky behaviours in adolescence.’ Social Science Research 102749 with Vanchugova, D. and Norman, H.
  • (2022) ‘Attitudes to climate change risk: classification of and transitions in the UK population between 2012 and 2020’. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 9 (1), 1-15. with Liu, T. and Shryane, N.
  • (2022) ‘Wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a secondary data analysis’. Discover Social Science and Health 2 (1), 1-19 with Murphy, J.
  • (2021) ‘Investigating the impact of distance on the use of primary care extended hours’. International Journal of Population Data Science. With Murphy, J., Ravindrarajah, R., and Whittaker, W.
  • (2021) ‘Hospital length of stay for COVID-19 patients: Data-driven methods for forwards planning’. BMC Infectious Disease 21(1), 15 with Vekaria B., Overton, C., Wisniowski, A., Ahmad, S. Aparicio-Castro, A Cur- ran-Sebastian, J., Eddleston, J., Hanley, N., House, T. Kim J. Olsen, W., Pampaka, M., Pellis, L., Ruiz D., Schofield J., and Shryane N.
  • (2021) ‘Understanding political sentiment: Using Twitter to map the US 2016 Democratic primaries’ In U. Wengel (ed) A Handbook of Computational Social Science. Sage. With Loynes, N.
  • (2021) ‘Modelling Data Environments with PROV to assist Anonymisation Decision-making’ Proceedings of UNECE worksession on statistical data confidentiality. Poznan, Poland, December 2021 with Jarwar, A., Chapman, A, and Raji, F. Downloadable from:
  • (2021) ‘Generative adversarial networks for synthetic data generation: A comparative study’ Proceedings of UNECE worksession on statistical data confidentiality. Poznan, Poland, December 2021 with Little C., Allmendinger, R. and Samani, S. Downloadable from:
  • (2020) Length of Stay in ICU of Covid-19 Patients in England, March-May 2020. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(4). With Shryane, N., Pampaka, M., Castro, A.L.A., Ahmad, S., Kim, J.H., Murphy, J., Olsen, W., Ruiz, D.A.P. and Wiśniowski, A.
  • (2020) The Anonymisation Decision Making Framework 2nd edition: European practitioners guide. UKAN publications; Manchester. With Mackey, E., and O’Hara, K. M.
  • (2020) The impact of synthetic data generation on data utility Transactions on Data Privacy 13(1), 1 – 23; with Taub, J. and Sakshaug, J.
  • (2020, Accepted) The impact of synthetic data generation on data utility Transactions on Data Privacy with Taub, J. and Sakshaug, J.
  • (2019) ‘Predictors of attitudes towards same-sex relationships: Change over time in Britain’, Journal of Sex Research. 56 (9), 1101-1114; with Watt, L.
  • (2018). Using latent class analysis to produce a typology of environmental concern in the UK. Social science research, 74, 210-222. With Rhead, R., Elliot, M., & Upham, P.
  • (2018) ‘Does fathers’ involvement in childcare and housework affect couples’ relationship stability?’ Social Science Quarterly With Norman, H. and Fagan, C. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12523
  • (2018) ‘The Research Use Of Large-Scale Integrated data: An ethical quagmire?’, Research Intelligence, 134; Summer 2018, 26.
  • (2018) ‘Anonymous, Pseudonymous or Both? Implications of the GDPR for Administrative Data Research’, Computer Law & Security Review 34(2) April 2018 22-233 with Mourby, M., Wallace, S., Mackey, E., Gowans, H., Bell, J., Smith, H., Aidinlis S., and Kaye. J.
  • (2018) ‘Functional anonymisation: Personal data and the data environment’, Computer Law & Security Review 34(2) April 2018 204-221 with O'hara, K., Raab, C., O'Keefe, C.M., Mackey, E., Dibben, C., Gowans, H., Purdam, K. and McCullagh, K.,
  • (2017) ‘Policies and strategies to facilitate secondary use of research data in the health sciences’, International Journal of Epidemiology 46(6), 1729-1733, with Banner, N., Burton, P., Knoppers B. M. and Banks, J.
  • (2017) ‘Continuity and change in sexual attitudes: A cross-time comparison of tolerance towards non-traditional relationships.’ Sociological Review, 65(2); 1 –18 With Watt L. DOI: 10.1177/0038026116674887
  • (2016) Dictionary of Social Research Methods. Oxford University Press; with Fairweather, I. Olsen, W. and Pampaka, M. DOI: 10.1093/acref/9780191816826.001.0001
  • (2016) “The Anonymisation Decision-making Framework”, Data Protection Leader. 13(2) 7-10, with Mackey, E and O’Hara, E.
  • (2016) ‘Open Data or End User License: A Penetration Test.’ Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2016, pp. 329–348 With Mackey, E., O’Shea S., Tudor, C. and Spicer, K.
  • (2016) ‘Entropy Balancing: A maximum-entropy reweighting scheme to adjust for convergence error’ Quality and Quantity 50(4); 1781-1797 with Watson S.
  • (2016) The Anonymisation Decision Making Framework. UKAN publications; Manchester With Mackey, E., O’Hara, K. M. and Tudor, C.
  • (2015, accepted) ‘The Changing Social Data Landscape’ in Halfpenny, P. and Procter, R. (eds.) Innovation in Digital Research Methods. Sage with Purdam, K.
  • (2015, accepted) ‘Exploiting new sources of data’ in Halfpenny, P. and Procter, R. (eds.) Innovation in Digital Research Methods. Sage with Purdam, K.
  • (2015, accepted) ‘The Data Linkage Environment’ in Methodological Developments in Data Linkage; Harron, K. Goldstien H. and Dibben, C. with Dibben, C., Gowans, H. and Lightfoot, D.
  • (2015, Accepted) Assessing the structure of Environmental Concern within the UK, submitted to Journal of Environmental Psychology. With Rhead, R. and Upham, P.
  • (2015, accepted) Measuring Paternal Involvement in Childcare and Housework. Sociological Research Online. with Norman, H.
  • (2015, accepted) Measuring Disclosure Risk and Data Utility for Flexible Table Generators, at Journal of Official Statistics with Shlomo, N., Antal, L.
  • (2014) Attitudes: Ontology, Methodology, Impact. Sociological Research Online 19(1) with Voas, D and Park, A.
  • (2014) Sociological Theory or Psychological Types: A Case Study of Attitudes towards Relationships 19(1) Sociological Research Online 19(1). with Watt, L.
  • (2014) Which fathers are the most involved in taking care of their toddlers in the UK? An investigation of the predictors of paternal involvement. Communities, Work and Family 17 (2); 163-180. with Norman, H and Fagan, C.
  • (2014) ‘The dynamic risk of heavy episodic drinking on interpersonal assault in young adolescence and early adulthood’. British Journal of Criminology 54(6) with Lightowlers, C. and Tranmer, M.
  • (2014) ‘Environmental concern over time: evidence from the longitudinal analysis of a British cohort study from 1991 to 2008’ Social Science Quarterly with Melis, G. and Shryane, N. Out in online first print to follow.
  • (2014) The Development of Alcohol Consumption Patterns and Violent Behaviour among Young People in England and Wales: Secondary Analysis of the Offending Crime and Justice Survey. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. DOI: 10.4135/978144627305013516707 with Lightowlers C.
  • (2014) ‘The Social Data Environment’ in O’Hara, K , David, S.L., de Roure, D. Nguyen, C. M-H. (eds) Digital Enlightenment Yearbook 253-263 with Mackey, E.
  • (2014) Measuring Disclosure Risk with Entropy in Population Based Frequency Tables In proceedings of Privacy in Statistical Databases, Eivissa September 2014 With Antal, L and Shlomo, N.
  • (2014) A Scenario Analysis of Privacy Attacks either on or using Genomic Data. In proceedings of Privacy in Statistical Databases, Eivissa September 2014. With Samani, S and Brass, A.
  • (2014) A Graph-based Approach to Key Variable Mapping at Confidentiality and Privacy. 6(2) 81-115 With Smith, D.