SHS Lead Analysts
Due to the number of topics covered in the SHS, it requires analysts in each policy area to be involved in the quality assurance, dissemination and development of the survey. This will ensure that full value is made of this resource from analysts across the Scottish Government, ensuring we are providing a evidence base suitable for local policy needs.
The SHS Lead Analysts are the key stakeholders in managing the policy requirements of the SHS, with their key responsibilities being:
- to co-ordinate questionnaire review for policy areas;
- to carry out analysis relevant to policy areas on request;
- to develop and quality assure publications and co-ordinate briefings;
- to provide expert, definitive advice to users on the most appropriate source to use for any particular statistical measure, and advice on interpretation and use of the data.
Generally speaking, there is a Lead Analyst responsible for each topic within the SHS. For further information on the topics covered within the SHS, please see:
To find out more information about the Lead Analysts, or to request help assistance, please contact the SHS project team in the first instance: