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Ben Margetts

Ben Margetts

Senior Data Scientist

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


My Portfolio Highlights

My New Track

Python Fundamentals

My New Project

Introduction to DataCamp Projects

My New Course

Introduction to Python

Quantitative pioneer, venturing into unexplored territories of data exploration.

My Work

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

DataCamp Course Completion

Take a look at all the courses I’ve completed on DataCamp.

My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office | May 2022 - Present

Data and Analytics Lead


Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office | Dec 2020 - May 2022

Lead Data Scientist


Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office | Mar 2020 - Dec 2020

Data Scientist


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust | Oct 2017 - Mar 2020

Data Scientist

In this role, I worked within the Digital Research Environment at GOSH, providing data analysis, statistical modelling, and app development solutions for clinical research projects. My role was split between directed clinical research and big data infrastructure projects, such as using generative adversarial networks to generate synthetic patient data with TensorFlow and Microsoft Azure. I also assisted with safeguarding patient data, writing data extraction scripts and structuring data flows from clinical systems using SQL.
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UCL | Jul 2016 - May 2018

SysMIC Mentor

In this part-time role, I provided support to students enrolled on SysMIC courses at UCL. These courses teach mathematical modelling and computer programming to life scientists. During my time in this position, I marked a number of projects on predator prey modelling, Lac-Operon modelling, and have travelled to various Universities to provide external support on Matlab programming courses delivered to their doctoral training centre students.

UCL | May 2016 - May 2018


During my time as a demonstrator at UCL, I demonstrated seasonly for the undergraduate module: "Dynamic Biological Systems". In this role, I provided support to students learning to write computer programmes in Python. This involved providing one-one support, debugging scripts, and advising on best coding practices.

Fire Tech Camp | Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


Taught Python to a class of young adults on a 1 week course.

My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Modelling Viral Infections in Immunocompromised ChildrenUCL | 2018
Master’s Degree, CoMPLEX - Modelling Biological ComplexityUCL | 2015
Master’s Degree, Systems BiologyUniversity of Surrey | 2014
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical ScienceUniversity of Portsmouth | 2013

About Me

Ben Margetts

PhD educated data scientist with experience in roles across the civil service, healthcare, and research sectors. I am interested in delivering real world impact from complex data sources and leading full-stack data teams to success.

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