Policy Lab

Policy Lab is bringing new policy techniques to the departments across the civil service, helping design services around people’s experience, using data analytics and new digital tools.

Data Dilemmas - how Open Policy Making can help us use data ethically

Ever heard the term ‘data science’? Nearly 40% of the population have never heard about it, and over 20% have heard the term but don’t know what it means. But we’ve all probably experienced it in one way or another. So over the last 18 months, GDS has been working to develop an ethical framework for the use of data science in government so that people feel confident to innovate with and use data.

On loan to Lab

I'm now over half-way through my time in Policy Lab, on loan from the Treasury to learn, employ and ultimately bring back new and innovative policy approaches. During my time at the Treasury I've learned a lot, about how policy …

Graphic design and policy making

For the last three years I have spent my time cycling in between Policy Lab in Westminster, the Government Digital Service in Holborn and London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle. I had decided that after 10 years in a fairly traditional civil service career path I wanted to do something more ‘creative’ and decided to do a part time Masters in Graphic Design.