Vilma has been a member of the CLS Research Data Team since 2015. She is responsible for the curation and management of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the Early Life Cohort – Feasibility Study (ELC-FS). Previously she managed the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Vilma is the team’s technical lead and primarily works on the team’s software development (Python) for data and database management (PostgreSQL), especially automating and standardising processes across the CLS cohort studies. She also has line management duties.
Before joining CLS, Vilma worked on a variety of population-wide surveys. She has a PhD in Survey Methodology from the University of Essex and has taught programming (R, Python, SQL), survey design and statistical analysis.