Dulcie Vousden

DataKind UK

Dulcie is Data Science Lead at DataKind UK and has over 10 years of experience designing and analysing data-focused projects. Dulcie completed a PhD in medical biophysics at the University of Toronto and was previously a neuroscientist at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL.

13:35 - 14:20

Wednesday 12 May

What role does data science have in the social sector?

Drawing from DataKind UK’s nine years of experience supporting social change organisations to use data science, you’ll hear real-life case studies from charities, local government, and social enterprises across the UK. You’ll gain insight into how organisations like yours can use data science to improve their operations, understand their clients better, evaluate their services, and increase their impact. You’ll also hear about some of the tools and resources that DataKind UK use to help organisations frame their data challenges, scope projects and assess data ethics.

13:35 - 14:35

Monday 10 May

What is Data Science?

Data science is where maths, statistics, and computer science meet. It’s a broad church, but the end game is always the same: to get insight from data. DataKind UK has years of experience supporting social change organisations to use and value data science. This talk will introduce you to the basics of data science and what you might use it for in your organisation, as well as some key first approaches and ways to get started in order to find out more about your clients or beneficiaries, evaluate your services, or improve operational efficiency. For some organisations, data science can be transformative in how services are run, and the impact they have.