'Data Bites' at the Institute for Government


Data Bites is a series of events exploring the ways in which government can make better use of data, presented in a quickfire format. Each speaker is given eight minutes to talk, followed by another eight minutes to answer questions from the audience. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • 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 Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), on UK social science data infrastructure – what’s worked during the pandemic, what’s been a challenge, and lessons for the future.

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

To find out more and register, visit the Institute for Government website

When: Wednesday 5 May 2021, 18:00-19:20


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