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Mr Richard Welpton

Richard Welpton
NameRichard Welpton
OrganisationUK Data Services
Job titleSecure Lab Manager
BioAfter graduating with a Masters degree in Economics, Richard Welpton began his career in 2007 in the UK Office for National Statistics Virtual Microdata Laboratory (VML), supporting academic and government researchers with business microdata, before moving to the UK Data Archive in 2010 to assist in establishing the Secure Data Service.  That service has now been fully integrated into the UK Data Service, and Richard now oversees the operations of the Secure Lab as a member of the Archive’s Information Security Management Group.  In addition, Richard has overall responsibility for statistical disclosure control of research outputs that are released from the Secure Lab environment, and ensuring that researchers are satisfactorily trained in this area. Richard has contributed to this subject, speaking at conferences such as the UNECE/Eurostat statistical confidentiality workshop, and contributed to ESSnet and DwB guidelines.  Richard also attends the UK Anonymisation Network and represents the Archive on statistical confidentiality matters.