Tara is a Senior Consultant at the ODI, leading projects in a variety of sectors including health and physical activity, education, and arts, culture and heritage.
She joined the ODI in 2018 to lead the engagement team for OpenActive, a Sport England-funded initiative to help more people become physically active through open data. She has since led the Microsoft and ODI Education Open Data Challenge, and is the project lead for MediaFutures, a European Commission-funded project, supporting startups and artists to reshape the media value chain through responsible and innovative uses of data.
Prior to joining the ODI, Tara was a senior consultant at Upshot, a project management, monitoring and evaluation system. While there she consulted with and supported over 100 community organisations from across the UK.
Tara holds a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), with a focus on gender in society.