United Kingdom
DataKind UK launched in April 2013 as DataKind's first Chapter. It is an independently-run charity that upholds DataKind's vision of using data in the service of humanity. DataKind UK is a charity registered in England & Wales (No. 1154213) Company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales (No. 08462148)
Our Team
Nicole Holgate
Nicole is DataKind UK’s Communications Officer and ensures the world knows as much as possible about their work and impact. She has been working as a charity communicator for more than six years, with a background in literature and journalism. Before joining DataKind she worked for homelessness fundraiser Church Homeless Trust, and also volunteers for Sunday Assembly London. In her spare time she enjoys singing in a choir and cycling around London.
Dulcie Vousden
Dulcie oversees our data science support initiatives, providing technical oversight for our Office Hours, DataDive, and DataCorps programmes, and working directly with charities to understand their data science needs. Before joining DataKind UK, Dulcie completed a PhD in medical biophysics and neuroscience at the University of Toronto, Canada and was most recently a scientific researcher at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL. She has over 10 years of experience designing and analysing data-focused projects and is excited to empower social change organisations to increase their impact using data!
Giselle Cory
Giselle oversees the running of DataKind UK, empowering our community of volunteers in their use of data for social good. Giselle has spent over a decade working in social change organisations: from Government (Cabinet Office and Treasury), to national charities and think tanks. Highlights so far include being a leading contributor to a progressive change in childcare policy and later successfully campaigning for further childcare funding for working families. Prior to joining the team at DataKind UK, Giselle was a longtime core volunteer. Giselle believes that smart, responsible data collection and use can help the social sector tackle some of the UK’s biggest challenges. With an undergraduate degree in Maths and Physics, Giselle is a lover of lifelong learning, having since gone on to study as a mature student and earn a Diploma in Economics and a Masters in Computational Journalism. Giselle is currently trying their hand at creative writing on the side.
Suzy East
Suzy is in charge of making sure DataKind UK events go off without a hitch, and ensuring that our thriving UK community of volunteer data scientists is happy and engaged. New to the Data for Good movement, Suzy has previously dabbled in data in the adtech industry. More recently she worked with food and farming charity Sustain, campaigning for a fairer food system (avoid mentioning food waste or recycling around her unless you have a few hours to spare). She studied languages at university and has spent time working or studying in France, Spain, Chile and Brazil.
Laura Kim
Laura has her hands in almost everything internally at DataKind UK to make sure things run smoothly and efficiently. Prior to this, she has had over 10 years' experience specialising in operations for the not for profit sector, most recently as Head of Operations and EA at 38 Degrees, an online campaigning organisation. Laura is passionate about how technology and data can make the world a better place and she’s super excited to learn more about the power of data science within the third sector.
April 23, 2020
Celebrating our volunteers (remotely!)

By Nicole Holgate, Communications Officer, DataKind UK I began my new role as Communications Officer at DataKind UK in the middle of February. One of the many things I was excited about was working with the community of volunteers who lead their charity support services through committees and events. I ...

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April 17, 2020
A DataKind UK First — A Virtual DataDive

By Suzy East, Project Manager, DataKind UK Around the beginning of March, with four weeks to go until our Spring DataDive, Coronavirus was not the distant threat it had been in January. By the middle of March, with just two weeks until our event, it was clear that we had ...

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December 26, 2019
Using Data Science to Improve Mental Health Services for Diverse Communities

By Jamie Rickman, DataKind UK Volunteer DataKind UK teamed up with Mind in the City , a local branch of the national mental health charity. Our findings brought into focus the formidable challenge of delivering mental health services to diverse local communities and showed how basic data science techniques can ...

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December 18, 2019
DataKind UK Ethics Committee: Our First Year in Review

By Nick Sorros, DataKind UK Ethics Committee Ethics is an increasingly important topic in the area of data. From Amazon’s sexist hiring algorithm to Google’s racist photo tagging system and Northpointe’s biased recidivism scores, there are plenty of examples lately of technologies built around data that are causing harm. And ...

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