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Dr Scott Orford

DrScottOrford.JPGRole: Reader and WISERD Data Research Co-ordinator, WISERD Hub

Institution: Cardiff University

EmailOrfordS@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 029 208 75272

Research Interests

Scott’s research interests are GIS and quantitative human geography, particularly modelling socio-economic processes using techniques that are sensitive to spatial context. He has particular expertise in multi-level modelling, multivariate statistics, and visualization and has worked on projects in a variety of social science areas such as health, population studies and electoral studies, all within a GIS and spatial modelling framework.  Scott has a special interest in housing and housing markets and is very familiar with the principal socio-economic and environmental data sets for Wales and the UK. He is currently researching innovation in data integration and data construction, and the mapping and spatial analysis of qualitative data.

Click here to view Scott’s official Cardiff University bio page

Publications

 

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Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.

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Featured Events
28 March, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Executive Boardroom, Visualisation Centre, Aberystwyth University

As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.

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26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.

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