Dr Bev Botting has been appointed Head of Research and Statistics in the Archbishops’ Council, following open recruitment, the Church of England announced on 19 December 2011. She takes up the post on 13 February 2012.
Dr Botting will join the Church from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), where she has been Survey Outreach Officer for two and a half years, heading a survey research training programme for postgraduates and early career researchers.
Prior to that, Dr Botting was for a long time a statistician at the Office for National Statistics, variously majoring on child health studies, advising on the use of data for medical research, and leading on financial national social surveys.
Dr Botting succeeds Reverend Prebendary Lynda Barley, who has recently taken up the role of Truro Diocesan Secretary and Canon Pastor at Truro Cathedral, already noted by BRIN at: