Type of Fellowship: Specialist
Year of Fellowship: 2016
Youth Social Justice Fellowship supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Tim Hobbs is Head of Analytics at the Dartington Social Research Unit (DSRU), an independent charitable research organisation established in 1963. He is trained as a scientist but is not an academic: he works hard to put the best available data and evidence in the hands of local decision-makers in order to inform investment decisions in children's services and improve child outcomes.
Tim leads a passionate team innovating in analytics and data visualisation. He is responsible for implementing large-scale epidemiological surveys of child well-being to tens-of-thousands of young people and building data-systems and dashboards for those implementing portfolios of evidence-based and innovative practice, UK and internationally.
Prior to working at DSRU Tim worked as assistant neuropsychologist and a support worker in a range of settings, including forensic psychiatric institutions and brain injury rehabilitation units.
Tim holds a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences. He is recipient of the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award and the Kamerman and Khan Award from the International Society of Child Indicators.
Current principal role: Head of Analytics
Current principal organisation: Dartington Social Research Unit