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Katie Davidson

Head of Data Science Hub
Department of Health & Social Care (Confirmed)

Katie is the Lead Data Scientist for the Department of Health and Social Care. She is responsible for developing the capability and infrastructure for data science in the department as well as delivering a programme of data science through the Data Science Hub. She has worked in the department in a number of analytical roles for over 4 years, having previously worked in oncology for a pharma company. She has an MSc in Data Science and a BSc in Management Sciences.

  • Developing tools for cross-sector NHS data linkage and analysis, AI and machine learning
  • Harnessing text analysis and use of social media data for predictive analytics in health
  • Analysing trends in healthcare demands to prepare for a crisis response
  • Exploring how Big Data can be harnessed to provide insights into healthcare and direct strategy for better service delivery