BISG Breakfast with Micheal Sanders (Former Chief Scientist at BIT): Title: Can we use the scientific method to support society's most vulnerable young people?


Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:00am to 9:00am



Although great leaps have been made in the application of data and experimental methods to policy, and to education in particular, there is still a huge shortfall in the application of these methods to supporting the most vulnerable children in society - those in contact with, or supported by, social services. What Works for Children's Social Care is a UK based charity that aims to do just that. In this talk, Michael Sanders, executive director of What Works for Children's Social Care, will talk about their research - whether that's large scale randomised controlled trials, the use of machine learning and data science to predict outcomes for young people, or using behavioural science to help social workers make better decisions about the future.

Breakfast will be served. RSVP here. 

Michael Sanders is Executive Director of What Works for Children's Social Care, a UK non-profit that focuses on improving outcomes for young people and their families. He is also an Associate Professor of Public Policy at King's College London. Until 2019 he was Chief Scientist at the Behavioural Insights Team, leading their global research and evaluation practice, and at BI Ventures where he helped develop tech startups for social good, and was an Assistant Professor at Oxford University. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol, and completed postdoctoral studies at the Kennedy School.

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