is senior lecturer in social statistics. His research focus is statistical confidentiality. He founded the internationally renowned Confidentiality and Privacy Research Group (CAPRI) in 2002, and has managed numerous research projects within CAPRI remit (six of which have been carried jointly with computer science colleagues with funding variously from EPSRC, ESRC and the Office for National Statistics). He is one of the key international researchers in the field of Statistical Disclosure and has an extensive portfolio of research grants and publications in the field. Last year his field defining book “Statistical Confidentiality” (written jointly with George Duncan and JJ Salazar) was published too much acclaim.
Professor Elliot collaborates widely with non-academic partners, particularly with national statistical agencies (e.g. Office for National Statistics, US Bureau of the Census, Australian Bureau of Statistics) where he has been a key influence on disclosure control methodology used in censuses and surveys and where the SUDA software developed in collaboration with colleagues in Computer Science in Manchester is currently employed.