Matthew Skermer

Senior Statistical Officer, Welsh Government

Matthew is working in the BOLD team to help evidence how linking data can bring better outcomes for vulnerable individuals, with a particular focus on looked after children. He joined Welsh Government in 2008 as a statistician, but shifted his focus in recent years towards operational research techniques and became a member of the Government Operational Research Service in 2023. Matthew has experience using statistics and systems modelling to help stakeholders in Welsh Government to make informed decisions during the COVID pandemic and Ukraine humanitarian response, and hopes to make use of some of these skills in his work with ADR as well as expand his statistical toolbox.