Anna Powell-Smith

Centre for Public Data

Anna is a public-interest technologist. At the Centre for Public Data, a new non-partisan research and advocacy organisation, she works to strengthen data provisions in policy, and campaign to fill gaps in important public datasets. Before that, she was chief product officer and senior developer at Flourish, a successful British data visualisation startup. Before that, she was the founding technical director at the University of Oxford's DataLab, which uses data to help doctors make better decisions. She has an MPhil in computer science from Cambridge, specialising in natural language processing, and worked in finance before becoming a developer.