A Social Sciences Week event

  • How did data from online teen relationship forums help the Alannah & Madeline Foundation develop a social media campaign that prevents online abuse?
  • What happened when a team of social scientists and data scientists collaborated with the Melbourne not-for-profits to visualise social impact through data analytics?
  • How are Swinburne researchers and the Red Cross working together to identify and map community resources for crisis response?

In this lunchtime webinar, researchers from the Swinburne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society and the Social Innovation Research Institute share practical insights from recent interdisciplinary research partnerships with industry that brought social scientists and data scientists together for social impact.

Want a practical guide to bringing social science and data science together for social impact? Look out for Farmer, J, McCosker, A, Albury, K, Aryani, A (2022, in press) Data for Social Good: Non-Profit Sector Data Projects. Palgrave Macmillan.


  • Professor Kath Albury
    Program Leader, Digital Inclusion, Social Innovation Research Institute
    Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Swinburne Node
  • Professor Anthony McCosker
    Deputy Director, Social Innovation Research Institute
    Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Swinburne Node
  • Dr Yong-Bin Kang
    Senior Data Science Research Fellow, Dept of Media and Communication
  • Dr Frances Shaw
    Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society

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