CPC Director to Chair Demography session at Big Data, Small Area Symposium

14 November 2017 - CPC's Director Professor Jane Falkingham has been invited to Chair the demography session 'Small area denominators and confounders' at the Big Data, Small Area Symposium at The Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London.

This two-day international Symposium will celebrate thirty years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit that has become nationally and internationally recognised for research into environment and health. The Unit has produced over 200 peer reviewed publications, are currently working on over 20 research projects and is based at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

Jane, who is Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences and Professor of Demography and International Social Policy, aswell as Director of CPC at the University of Southampton, has a long and successful career of studying demographic change and its consequences for the distribution of social and economic welfare. Her current research projects include the CPC, funded to examine the drivers and consequences of population change; the EPSRC Energy for Development, aiming to enable a step-change in collaborative research and project development addressing the energy needs of rural communities in developing countries; the Liveable Cities Programme grant, a five-year programme of research to develop a method of designing and engineering low-carbon, resource-secure, wellbeing enhanced UK cities.

The Demography session being chaired by Jane on the first day of the Symposium will follow the Keynote welcome by Professor Sir Mark Walport, SAHSU, Introduction by Professor Paul Elliott and Public Health England Introduction by Professor John Newton. It will feature:
- What future for the Census? - Professor Dave Martin
- Using mobile phone data - Professor Andrew Tatem
- SAHSU approach to population modelling and confounder control - Dr Daniela Fecht

For further information about the Symposium, including the full programme, please visit the Small Area Health Statistics Unit Symposium webpage.

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