Silvia Colonna

High Statistical Officer, Early Years, Mental Health

Silvia is responsible for the analytical work on Early Years research theme. In particular, she evaluates the Childcare Offer for Wales and the Flying Start projects. The analyses are conducted using education, health and socio-economic linked datasets in the SAIL Databank.  In addition, she also supports the development of the ADR Wales Mental Health priority by liaising with academics, policy officers and the ADR Wales team. Both her Early Years and Mental Health work are aligned with her professional and educational background having a PhD in developmental psychology from Cardiff University.