Amanda is the Community Engagement Manager at the Open Data Institute (ODI), working with Dr Tom Heath, Head of Research. She is primarily responsible for managing the dissemination activities of the ODI's EU funded FP7 research projects; which include DaPaaS (data as a platform and service) and ODM (OpenDataMonitor). Amanda will be primarily responsible for the delivery of DaPaaS work package six: impact creation, as well as supporting Saltlux in work package five: use cases.
Before joining the ODI, Amanda worked in policing and government, and she holds a BA Hons in Criminology. She discovered her passion for open data when working with police forces throughout the country to release open crime and justice data, developing the national crime mapping website, Police.uk and its data site Data.police.uk.