Dr Kakia Chatsiou

Senior Research Officer
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Dr Kakia Chatsiou
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I am currently working as a postdoctoral Senior Research Officer, at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. I am a computational social scientist working at the intersection of social policy analysis, public administration and evaluation. My research interests centre on resilience and the role of public policies and institutions at different levels of governance in shaping it. I am also interested in applying machine learning and natural language processing techniques to the analysis of public policy. My research focuses in the areas of public administration, policy 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). My work can be seen in Local Government Studies and in forthcoming editions of 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 (


  • PhD in Natural Language Processing 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, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (10/7/2019 - present)

  • Senior Research Officer, Dept. of Government, University of Essex (20/2/2017 - 9/7/2019)

  • 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. 45 (3), 394-412

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 (10)

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

Reinhardt, G. and Chatsiou, K., Analysis of Accidental Dwelling Fires in Essex (2009-2017)

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

Grants and funding


Ecosystem services from restoration of European flat oysters

University of Essex

Evaluation project to help Essex County Council and its Dementia Challenge finalists prepare evaluation plans for the business cases they will submit to ECC as part of the Challenge.

Essex County Council

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