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Kerry Albright

Chief, Research Facilitation&Knowledge Management

Kerry leads and coordinates the research facilitation and knowledge management activities of the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. This includes oversight of research and knowledge products such as quality assurance and research ethics procedures, oversight of the annual 'Best of UNICEF Research' exercise, commissioning of systematic reviews, evidence briefs and research scans, advising on development of research outreach and uptake strategies, strategic liaison with HQ Divisions, Regional and Country Offices and other partners. She contributes to governance of the research function in UNICEF globally, the identification of knowledge gaps, improved use of research and evidence in policy and programme design and capturing research impact. Previously with DFID, Kerry is a senior professional with 20 years of experience in international development, development communication, evidence-informed policy development and analysis, innovation systems, and research-policy linkages.
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Introductory Training on Research Management and Methods for the UNICEF Zambia country office

Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Date: 09 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017


In an era of increasing dependence on data science and big data, the voices of one set of major stakeholders – the world’s children and those who advocate on their behalf – have been largely absent. A recent paper estimates one in three global internet users is a child, yet there has been little rigorous debate or understanding of how to adapt traditional, offline ethical standards for research involving data collection from children, to a big data, online environment (Livingstone et al., 2015). This paper argues that due to the potential for severe, long-lasting and differential impacts on children, child rights need to be firmly integrated onto the agendas of global debates about ethics and data science. The authors outline their rationale for a greater focus on child rights and ethics in data science and suggest steps to move forward, focusing on the various actors within the data chain including data generators, collectors, analysts and end-users. It concludes by calling for a much stronger appreciation of the links between child rights, ethics and data science disciplines and for enhanced discourse between stakeholders in the data chain, and those responsible for upholding the rights of children, globally.


5 Questions with Kerry Albright, Chief of Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management at Innocenti (05 Jul 2018)

Kerry Albright asnwers 5 questions about her work at UNICEF, her experience at the Evidence for Children roundtable event in New York, ...


Closing the Gap on Child Well-Being: Kerry Albright on the new Evidence Mega-Map


Ethical research for children

UNICEF is committed to ensuring that all research, evaluation and data collection processes undertaken by UNICEF and its partners are ethical.


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