About

I’m a freelance data strategist, product manager and user researcher

I'm a freelance data strategist, product manager and user researcher

I’ve worked at the Cabinet Office, Nesta and the Government Digital Service.

I’ve helped government departments to release open data and have run an accelerator programme to help startups and entrepreneurs to use it. I’m interested in how data can be used for social good and how social organisations can become more data driven through using collaborative and human centred design approaches. 

I’m also a trained product manager and have designed a data science literacy service for Government.

Although my current interest is in quantitative data, I started my career as a qualitative researcher and more recently have applied these skills to user research. 

ed@edparkes.co.uk