Associate Professor of Quantitative Policing & Crime Data Analytics

University of Leeds

Dr. Daniel Birks

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A computational social scientist with 20 years’ experience working with public sector practitioners and policy makers. Dan's research focuses on how data analytics can be responsibly harnessed to support evidence-based policy and practice and improve societal well-being. Dan is currently a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national centre for Data Science and Al, and inaugural co-director of LIDA: Societies, an interdisciplinary research community at the University of Leeds which seeks to deliver data science for public good. Most recently he became deputy director of the ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre, where he is leading research exploring how connected public service data can be used to support positive public-health outcomes in Bradford.

Fun fact about Daniel

Dan lived in Australia for 10 years. He still misses the weather (or lack of it!)

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