Data Bites #19: Getting things done with data in government

Wednesday 5 May 2021
18:00 - 19:20 (BST)
Online (via Microsoft Teams)

UBDC Director Professor Nick Bailey will speak at this Data Bites event from the Institute for Government.

Better use of data is key to more effective government. Across government, teams are doing fascinating work with data. But those projects don’t get the attention they deserve.

At this event, the speakers will present their data projects in an exciting, quickfire format. Each set of speakers has eight minutes, followed by eight minutes of questions from the audience.

The speakers are:

  • Mark Green, Senior Lecturer in Health Geography at the University of Liverpool, on Local Data Spaces: helping local authorities tackle the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Nick Bailey, Director of the Urban Big Data Centre, on the Urban Big Data Centre’s research
  • Michaela Benzeval, Director of Understanding Society at the University of Essex, and Gemma Schwendel, Senior Analyst at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, on producing and using real time data about the impact of the pandemic on household income, and on the lives of low-income families
  • Catherine Bromley, Deputy Director of Data Strategy and Infrastructure at the ESRC, on UK social science data infrastructure – what’s worked during the pandemic, what’s been a challenge, and lessons for the future.

The event will be chaired by Gavin Freeguard, associate at the Institute for Government.

Questions will be taken virtually during the event via the integrated event chat.