Research

At the Centre for Social Data Analytics (CSDA) we use large, rich sets of data to complete research on significant social issues that concern policymakers worldwide.  Together with a range of international collaborators, our team of researchers delivers important new insights about what is happening right now, and why,  as well as developing data-driven solutions to be used by frontline services.

 

Our research projects in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and England include predictive risk models to support child welfare and homelessness decision-making, study of workplace wellbeing among trainee doctors and a pilot study of community comfort with the use of algorithms.

 

Recent articles have appeared in BMJ Open, Labout Economics, the American Journal of Public Health, and Pediatrics, covering topics including the economic costs of ethnic health inequalities, the labour market effects of activating sick-listed workers and cumulative prevalence of maltreatment among New Zealand children.