Successes and challenges so far
The successes of the fellowships so far have been rooted in the multidisciplinary support we have provided to fellows and their sponsoring councils. We will update this blog to link to specific project examples as our cohort of fellows continues to deliver for councils. We will make sure to reflect on challenges faced, too.
Please take a look at the recent case studies of this data science fellows programme, for example the Camden Council case study highlights the benefits of combining a human-centred design approach with data engineering expertise – here understanding what housing officers need from data to best support them to direct residents to the services they need. This has been critical to framing the core data science challenge of value and to navigating a complex domain where very careful, iterative scoping of the problem is required so that an appropriate, ethical and information-governance conscious data solution is enabled.