Tara joined the ODI in September 2018 to work on OpenActive – the community-led initiative to help people in England get active using open data. Her role is to lead on the initiative’s engagement strategy, building an empowered community of data publishers and users in the physical activity sector.
Before joining the ODI, Tara spent 4.5 years as a Senior Consultant for Upshot, a performance management software solution designed to help organisations delivering and funding community based projects, manage, monitor and evidence their work, and prove their impact.
Tara has a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics, with a focus on gender in society. Tara loves literature and animals and plans to incorporate these into her work. With her goal of developing a lunchtime crossword club complete, her sights are now set on convincing senior management of the benefits of an office dog.