About Us

Warwickshire Observatory is the home for information and intelligence about Warwickshire and its people. We provide a centre of excellence in research, data collection and analysis, supporting evidence-based policy-making across the public sector in Warwickshire.

If you ever need to know any facts or figures about Warwickshire and its residents, we’re the people to ask….

The Team

Andy Davis

Andy is the Manager of the Observatory and has been working for the County Council since 1996. As well as managing the team and being a first point of contact for new work into the Observatory, he is Treasurer of LARIA (the Local Area Research & Intelligence Association)

Spencer Payne

Spencer is the Corporate Research Manager and manages the research team within the Observatory.  His role also involves developing the evidence-based culture within the authority and ensuring the key messages emerging from the Observatory’s analysis inform the authority’s decision making processes.

Paul Larcombe

Paul is the Corporate GIS Manager, responsible for joining up the way we manage geographical information (GI) across the Council and developing a GI Strategy.  This post also manages the GIS/Information team.

Gareth Wrench

Gareth is the Senior Public Health Intelligence Analyst and he manages the Public Health Intelligence team within NHS Warwickshire as well as being the Public Health link into the Warwickshire Observatory.  He is currently leading on a number of projects including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health.

Louise Boffey

Louise is a Research Officer whose recent work includes contributing to and jointly coordinating the production and promotion of the Quality of Life 2010 Report.  Other work at the moment includes updating the Locality Profiles and analysing surveys – these currently include one jointly conducted by the Police and the Rugby Area Team and one for the Children, Young People and Families Directorate at the County Council.

Jemma Bull

Jemma works as the Research Officer for Crime and Community Safety primarily focusing on research and analysis of community safety trends.  She has been leading work on the Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment.

Renata Conduit

Renata is our Corporate Consultation Officer, and is responsible for coordinating consultation activity across the organisation.  This involves managing the Consultation Hub, the Ask Warwickshire project, promoting standards and advising on consultation issues.

Dave Gardiner

Dave works as a Research Officer in the team focusing on consultation. His role is to work with customers, partners and other key stakeholders to develop and implement survey methodologies, and analyse and report survey findings.

Kate McGrory

Kate is the Observatory’s Economic Research Officer and she leads on economic research and analysis. Her recent projects include analysis for the Local Economic Assessment, the Warwickshire Blueprint and the Child Poverty Needs Assessment.

Laura Payne

Laura is a Warwickshire Community Safety Partnership Analyst and supports the four Community Safety Partnerships by providing problem-solving analysis and using analytical techniques to identify trends and patterns in crime and disorder. Laura will be involved in helping to produce the Strategic Assessments for each Partnership.

Rosie Smith

Rosie works as one of the Research Officers in the Observatory. Her main focus is on Census and health related research. Recent work has included the development of a series of district level Teenage Pregnancy profiles.

Nina Bobe

Nina is a Strategic Planning Monitoring Officer. Nina  has previously been responsible for land use monitoring and for writing the MWDF Annual Monitoring Reports. She is currently working on developing the Local Information System for Warwickshire, with Adam Bolton.

Jonathan Moules

Jonathan is the GIS Analyst Programmer and helps develop systems for disseminating and accessing geographic information.

Derek Tate

Derek works as the Corporate GIS Data Administrator. In the role he manages the Council’s Geographic Information (GI) database.

Paul Kingswell

Paul supports all aspects of Public Health Intelligence in his role as the Public Health Intelligence Analyst.  This involves contributing to the Director of Public Health Annual Report and Borough/District profiles, Needs Assessments, pseudonymisation implementation and responding to data requests from both internal and external sources. He is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in Health Informatics.

Gemma McKinnon

Gemma is a Trainee Public Health Intelligence Analyst who has recently joined the Warwickshire Observatory after graduating from Coventry University. During her time at with the Observatory she will be involved in various projects such as producing Sexual Health/Teenage Conception Profiles, GP Profiles, BPAS monitoring and gathering customer feedback.

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