Stormy cliffside with walker

Name: Dr Will Ball

Job Title: Chancellor’s Fellow

What does your job at RGU involve?

I’m a population health researcher, focused on health inequalities research that can be translated into policy. I’m a quantitative researcher using large-scale data from a variety of administrative and survey-based sources.

What attracted you to come to work at RGU?

The University is making some clear commitments and investment into developing research capacity. The Chancellor’s Fellowship programme is a great opportunity to be supported to develop myself as an independent researcher.

If you weren’t doing this job, what, in an ideal world, would you like to do for a living?

If I couldn’t do research, I think I would like to work in human rights law.

What’s your favourite place in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire?

St. Cyrus beach is a stunning place that isn’t as well-known as it should be. I think the North East of Scotland is a really underestimated area, but quick access to the mountains and sea is a real highlight for me.

Best holiday you’ve had and why?

I visited a friend working in Zambia. We got the opportunity to go on safari and spotted Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Hyenas and Leopards in their natural habitat.

Favourite TV show?

The Wire

Favourite band/music?

The Arctic Monkeys

If you’re going to a restaurant and could only have one thing to eat (one course), what would it be?

Anything Mexican

If you were in charge of the university for one day, what’s the first thing you would do?

Pin annual salary increases to at least the level of inflation