Dr Helen Hodges
Research Officer, Wales Centre for Public Policy
Helen’s work at the Wales Centre for Public Policy cuts across both the Welsh Government and Public Services work programmes.
Helen holds a PhD in Criminology. Her research interests are around the use of administrative data to provide a robust evidence base to inform policy and practice, with her thesis demonstrating the utility of using Bayesian approaches in the context of risk assessment processes within the youth justice system.
She has previously worked in analytical roles in a range of public sector organisations using local authority, police and health data.
PhD in Criminology, Swansea University
Masters in Social Research Methods (Social Policy), University of Birmingham
Degree predominately in maths and statistics, Open University
Masters in Tourism and Leisure, Lancaster University
BSc (Hons) Sport, Administration and Science, Nottingham Trent University
Hodges, HR and Bristow, D (2019). Analysis of the Factors Contributing to the High Rates of Care in Wales. Available from: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/analysis-of-the-factors-contributing-to-the-high-rates-of-care-in-wales/
Collard, S, Hodges, HR and Worthington, P (2019). Responding to citizens in debt to public services. Available from: https://www.wcpp.org.uk/publication/responding-to-citizens-in-debt-to-public-services/
Hodges, HR (2018). Towards a Bayesian Approach in Criminology: A Case Study of Risk Assessment in Youth Justice. 10.23889/Suthesis.48027
Hodges, H, (2017). Is this normal? deciding which test of association to use: An example using youth offending service data. SAGE Research Methods Cases. 10.4135/9781526411372