DSI Distinguished Seminar Series – The Value of Administrative Data for the Family Justice System – Tuesday 18th June
8th May 2019
On Tuesday 18th June the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research and the Nuffield Foundation Family Justice Observatory Data Partnership are delighted to welcome to Lancaster Professor Anna Vignoles and Judge Carol Atkinson, as part of the DSI Distinguished Seminar Series.
The Value of Administrative Data for the Family Justice System
Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge will talk about the value of administrative data, the current landscape and future potential, including the role of the Office for National Statistics and the Administrative Data Research Partnership. Anna will be followed by Judge Carol Atkinson, who will talk about the use of data in the judicial system from a real-world perspective, focussing on the opportunities and challenges to the use of evidence in practice.
About the speakers:
Anna Vignoles is Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge. She is an ESRC Council member and chaired the steering group for the ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review. She is also a trustee of the Nuffield Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the Sutton Trust. Anna has extensive experience of using large scale administrative data to study factors relating to pupil achievement and students’ outcomes from education.
Her Honour Judge Carol Atkinson is an alumnus of Lancaster University (Law – 1984) and the Designated Family Judge for East London and She was given a unique opportunity to create the new East London Family Court from scratch across four local county courts with a brand-new court building in Canary Wharf, London Docklands. East London now has the largest number of public law cases across the London region and across the country. They also take one half of all of London and Greater London private law and injunction cases.
When: Tuesday 18th June, 4-6pm, and followed by a wine reception
Where: Seminar Room A15, Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University