Vicky Clayton

Data Science Manager

Vicky is a data scientist at What Works for Children’ Social Care. She assists the Centre in its mission of creating a better evidence base for Children’s Social Care.

Before joining the Centre, Vicky was a freelance data scientist specialising in natural language processing. Prior to this, she worked as a Behavioural Economist at Simetrica (a specialist research consultancy) and founded a youth charity.

Outside of work, Vicky is involved in a number of tech for goods projects and enjoys running.

ARTICLES

  • read more about Digging deeper into Covid innovations
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    Digging deeper into Covid innovations

    29 June 2021
    In this blog, Vicky Clayton, Data Science Manager, explores the changes made to multi-agency working arrangements in local authorities over the course of the pandemic.
  • read more about Ethics and machine learning in children’s social care
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    Ethics and machine learning in children’s social care

    22 February 2019
    Why we’re commissioning a review on the ethics of machine learning in children’s social care
  • read more about Why is the What Works Centre researching machine learning?
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    Why is the What Works Centre researching machine learning?

    8 February 2019
    We’re launching a call for local authority partners to work with us on a series of research projects relating to machine learning and children’s social care. We’re excited about this project, because for us it offers an opportunity to explore this topic in detail, and to help shine a light on an important area of […]