Pamela Duncan is a data journalist and one of the main contributors to Irish Times Data, a blog dedicated to the analysis of some of the many datasets available to the newsroom. She can usually be found at her desk poring over spreadsheets, mapping data or building other interactive data visualisations. She has a strong interest in social affairs journalism and health-related stories and frequently uses the Freedom of Information Act to source her stories. Before joining The Irish Times she worked in the provincial press for a number of years and later wrote freelance articles for Time.com. She has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Limerick and a Bachelor of Arts degree from NUI Galway.