Sam is a qualified social worker with over ten years' experience managing and working in adult social care services in hospitals and the community. Sam has worked in user-facing services for adults with a range of needs, including dementia, physical disabilities and long-term conditions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues, and adults with a history of offending.
Sam has an MA (Cantab) in Social and Political Science, an MA (with distinction) in Social Work from Goldsmiths College, and a qualification in Data Science from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, which encompasses R programming, regression modelling, and machine learning.
He is interested in the use of machine learning and natural-language processing, via tools like R and Python, as this could enable extraction of information from existing care data to help answer questions about the effectiveness of care interventions. Sam also enjoys using such tools to create interactive products that can increase public and professional understanding of such data. Sam has published research in the British Journal of Social Work and BMJ Open.