I’m Nina, a PhD student at the University of Bristol. My current research focus is in Mental Health Data Science.

I originally did degree in Mathematics before going on to work in child protection social work where I gained an MSc in Advanced Relationship Based Social Work Practice. My social work interests are related to relationship-based social work and systemic family therapy in the context of child protection, especially on issues around mental health and domestic abuse.

Right now for my PhD, I’m researching how to use machine learning and natural language processing to understand how our mental health is represented on social media, as well as how to ensure our use of data science tools doesn’t contribute to racial and social bias.

I believe in using science and research to address social inequality, promote all peoples’ right to healthy, happy lives and find new ways to help society using the combination of maths and social science. Get in touch if you feel the same way, I’d love to chat!

email: hello@ninadicara.co.uk