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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 Ethics and machine learning in children’s social care
    Blog

    Ethics and machine learning in children’s social care

    22 February 2019
    A few weeks ago we launched 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. Machine learning and other forms of predictive analytics are already being used in practice and so our aim with these projects is to explore – […]
  • read more about Why is the What Works Centre researching machine learning?
    Blog

    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 […]