Dr Kakia Chatsiou

Senior Catalyst Project Research Officer
Department of Government
Dr Kakia Chatsiou
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I am currently working as a postdoctoral Senior Research Officer, at the Department of Government, University of Essex, at the Programme Evaluation Team (Catalyst Project), where I have been working with collaborators to acquire, process and analyse administrative data to support local authorities (such as Essex and Suffolk County Council, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service) improve the impact of programmes and interventions for the communities they serve. My research focuses in the areas of public administration evaluation, data science and artificial intelligence (text as data). I have worked as an evaluation and data compliance consultant with local authorities and voluntary sector organisations in the UK and have delivered training to policy makers on evaluation practices, text analytics and data sharing. Recent evaluation work includes the evaluation of the Essex Data Platform programme (Essex County Council) and she is currently supporting Essex Dementia Challenge Prize contestants evaluate solutions aimed at improving the life of people with dementia (Essex County Council). Her work can be seen in forthcoming editions of Local Government Studies and Research & Politics. My research focuses on how data can fuel positive changes to society and individuals and how challenges of ethics, privacy and safeguarding can be overcome through compliance and transparency. I am a member of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences ( and have represented the University at the Whole Essex Information Sharing Framework ( Working within Dr. Reinhardt’s team, I have also been working closely with local authorities and voluntary organisations to develop an Evaluation Toolkit, an easy to access and streamlined process that all policy makers and public programme commissioners can use to evaluate programmes and projects.


  • PhD in Computational Linguistics University of Essex, (2010)

  • MA in Computational Linguistics University of Essex, (2005)

  • BA in Greek and English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, (2004)


University of Essex

  • Senior Research Officer, Catalyst Project, Dept. of Government, University of Essex (20/2/2017 - present)

  • Lecturer (p/t), Computational Linguistics, Language and Linguistics, University of Essex (1/9/2009 - 31/12/2009)


Journal articles (1)

Yannitell Reinhardt, G. and Chatsiou, K., (2019). Using community education interventions to build resilience and avert crises: how accidental dwelling fires decreased in Essex County, UK. Local Government Studies, 1-19

Conferences (3)

Chatsiou, A., On the status of Resumptive Pronouns in Restrictive Relative Clauses

Skoufaki, S., Petric, B. and Chatsiou, K., (2017). British Students’ knowledge of polysemous academic English vocabulary

Chatsiou, A., (2009). Implementing a fragment of Modern Greek Grammar, using the Xerox Linguistics Environment (XLE)

Reports and Papers (9)

Chatsiou, K., Athanasiou, A. and Tingay, K., Persistently identifying Administrative data

Reinhardt, G., Chatsiou, A. and Ridler, L., (2017). Financial Benefits Review: Transformation Challenge Award programme, Essex County Council

Reinhardt, G., Chatsiou, A. and Ridler, L., (2017). Options Paper, Transformation Challenge Award (TCA) Programme Evaluation

Reinhardt, G. and Chatsiou, A., (2017). Parish Safety Volunteer Programme: Evaluation

Chatsiou, K., Bondy, V., Doyle, M., Sena, V. and Sunkin, M., (2017). Data Sources for Administrative Justice Research: a Preliminary Scoping Report (2017)

Reinhardt, GY. and Chatsiou, K., (2017). Parish Safety Volunteer Visits Evaluation: a Summary of findings from quantitative analysis of fire incident, police incident, House Safety Visit and Parish Safety Volunteer Visit data.

Reinhardt, GY. and Chatsiou, K., (2017). Transformation Challenge Award (TCA) Programme Evaluation Options Paper

Chatsiou, K., Sanderson, J. and Greci, C., (2015). Ethics and administrative data – guidance for researchers and ethics panels.

Reinhardt, G. and Chatsiou, A., (2010). Evaluating the Essex Data Programme: Data Collection and Data Management Plan

Thesis dissertation (1)

Chatsiou, A., (2010). An LFG approach to Modern Greek Relative Clauses

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