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Head of Research and Statistics appointed

The Archbishops' Council's newly appointed Head of Research and Statistics is Dr Bev Botting, who takes up the post on Monday, February 13th, succeeding the Revd Lynda Barley in the role.

Passionate about ensuring statistics and research are easily understood, Bev was a statistician at the Office for National Statistics for many years, variously leading on child health statistics, advising on the use of data for medical research, and leading on some of the country's large national social surveys; most recently Bev worked at the National Centre for Social Research, leading a programme to provide practical training in survey research for post graduates and researchers early in their career.

Dr Bev Botting said: "I am thrilled to be joining the Archbishops' Council and look forward to building on previous work using statistics to paint a picture of the Church community to inform debates and policy."

Dr Colin Podmore, Director of the Central Secretariat of the Archbishops' Council, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to recruit Dr Botting to this important role. Her experience and expertise will ensure that excellent research and statistics continue to play their crucial part in informing the work of the National Church Institutions."

Statistics from the Church of England are published online here.