Nina Di Cara

University of Bristol

Hello! I’m a PhD student working on understanding if digital footprints are an effective way to track mental health. My broad interests are in mental health, data science, data ethics and citizen science.

I’m supervised by Professor Claire Haworth, Dr Oliver Davis and Professor Luke Sloan, based at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. My work is funded by a Data Science and AI PhD studentship from the GW4 MRC BioMed DTP. Before I started my PhD I was a safeguarding social worker, working with children and families.

Alongside my PhD I co-organise Data Ethics Club, which hosts fortnightly conversations about data ethics (join us!).


Apr 19, 2021 Our case study about the COVID-19 Community Response Map has been published today in IJPDS 🥳
Aug 5, 2020 An update about our Mood Music project has been published on the JGI Blog.
Jun 2, 2020 We've launched the COVID-19 Community Support Map
Jan 13, 2020 We've been awarded JGI Seed Corn funding for our Mood Music project!
Oct 30, 2019 Our guest post on the ONS Data Science Campus website is up with our analysis of their loneliness index data. See it here.