Rebecca Gatward joined the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in 2010 as a Survey Director. She is currently working on the Health and Retirement Study and Computer Assisted Interviewing projects. Rebecca has a Masters degree in Social Research Methods and Statistics from City University, London, UK. She has previously worked at the Central Statistics Office in Ireland and at the House of Commons in the UK. Prior to these short-term contracts she worked for 14 years as a Survey Researcher within the Social Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK, where she project managed a range of surveys varying both in subject matter and design. For a substantial amount of her time at ONS she was involved in the design, development and implementation of a national children’s mental health survey. She also specialized in development projects around the use of CAI (specifically using Blaise software) in the organisation.