Public sector bodies and services collect, produce, and process a huge range of data across many areas of activity. Crises such as Covid19 highlight the value of improved sharing of data between public bodies to deliver faster responses to regional challenges and better services. Our experts can help organisations deliver more public benefits from data sets.
A global light
Childlight is exploring how data can be used to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse. Professor Deborah Fry, Director of Data and Chair of International Child Protection Research, explains how data is used to create change, from prevention to building better responses and strengthening law enforcement, social welfare and education.
Using data to improve children’s lives
From assessing children’s access to health centres in Uganda to understanding adolescents’ use of social media in Kazakhstan, the Data for Children Collaborative employs data for all sorts of purposes. However, the ultimate goal is always the same - to improve children’s lives.
Data for schools-based intervention
Research fellow, Sarah Galey worked with Intensive Family Support Services to understand the network effect of school-based support systems. Sarah detailed a social network analysis of a geographically dispersed programme where services worked together, supporting professional development.
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Edinburgh Futures Institute
The EFI will be a global centre for multi-disciplinary, challenge-based DDI research, teaching and societal impact. The biggest challenges that the world faces are complex and interconnected. Solving them requires multiple orientations and understandings. EFI’s approach brings the arts, humanities and the social sciences into contiguity with data science, natural sciences and with medicine – to co-create deeply interdisciplinary models.
For more information contact:
Dr Kristy Docherty, Director of Public services, Sector Engagement Lead, Edinburgh Futures Institute.