About us

CSDA was founded at AUT in 2016 by Rhema Vaithianathan and Tim Maloney and a second UQ site was established in 2019 as part of a five-year collaboration between AUT and The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.

At AUT, CSDA is  located in the School of Social Science and Public Policy, and CSDA at UQ sits within the Institute for Social Science Research.

The CSDA team fosters a vision of leveraging data science to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations.

CSDA values a collaborative approach, and we have worked with many domestic and international agencies in order to deliver cutting-edge research and social impact.

Contact details

Postal address
Private Bag 92006
Victoria Street West
Auckland 1142
General enquiries
Trish Marsters
(Coordinator)
09 921 9999 ext 7422
trish.marsters@aut.ac.nz
Media enquiries
Aimee Wilkins
(Director - Communications)
021 385 878
aimee.wilkins@aut.ac.nz
UQ enquiries
Phone: +61733467471
Email: issr@uq.edu.au
Web: CSDA at UQ

We’ve worked with:

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Meet the team

Meet the researchers and professional staff in the CSDA team.

Meet the team