Reader and Research Data Co-ordinator
Cardiff University

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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.


Administrative Data Research Centre Wales (ADRC)
About the Centre The main aim of ADRC WALES is to create a world-class administrative data research centre, that is widely known for its ability to access, link and make safe use of data for high quality research. Our work will be underpinned by a robust Governance framework
Research Team:
Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Katy Huxley (Cardiff University), Dora Pouliou, Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), Ian Rees Jones (Cardiff University), Chris Taylor (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), David Blackaby (Swansea University)
Implications of Spatial & Temporal Variation in Service Provision for Inequalities in Social Outcomes
Overview The proposed study will carry out analysis of existing secondary sources of quantitative data in order to investigate levels of social capital within communities in relation to changing levels of provision of key public services. The proposed study will build on
Research Team:
Gary Higgs (University of South Wales), Mitch Langford (University of South Wales), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Nicholas Page (University of South Wales)
Wales Housing Research Network
The Welsh Housing Research Network brings together researchers and research organisations in Wales in the field of housing. Researchers are exploring housing issues via a multitude of disciplines ranging from the social sciences and economics to architecture and health.
Research Team:
Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Philip Murphy (Swansea University), Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Paul Milbourne (Cardiff University)
WISERD DataPortal
The WISERD DataPortal is a web application that enhances a researcher’s ability to search, discover, map and download socio-economic research data related to Wales. The aim is to encourage the re-use and re-purposing of existing data. Who developed it? The WISERD DataPortal
Research Team:
Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Ian Harvey (Cardiff University), Samuel Jones (Cardiff University), Catriona Dickson (Cardiff University)
Young People and Housing: Identifying Policy Challenges and Solutions for 2020
Funding : £119,000 The project was centred on young people and housing and had the following aims; to determine the profile of the housing system in 2020 to ascertain young people’s housing aspirations and how they fit with the current housing system and the system likely to
Research Team:
Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Peter Mackie (Cardiff University), Ian Thomas (Cardiff University), David Clapham, Kelly Buckley
Change in Alcohol Outlet Density and Alcohol-Related Harm to Population Health
Overview The research sought to directly address the NIHR commissioning brief by firstly developing a new method of measuring alcohol outlet density in Wales using Geographical Information System (GIS) methods which include a more realistic and robust measure of population
Research Team:
David Fone, Scott Orford (Cardiff University), Frank Dunstan, Chris Webster, Shin Lee, Narushige Shiode, Sarah Rodgers, Ronan Lyons
Mapping the interview transcript: identifying spatial policy areas from daily working practices
Article in the Area journal. Abstract An interview transcript can be a rich source of geographical references whose potential are not always fully realised in their conventional analysis. Geo-referencing techniques can be used to assign a spatial footprint to place names,...
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WISERD Data Portal Webinar
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015 we demonstrated the new version of the WISERD Data Portal (WDP) with the participation of an exemplar Civil Society organisation, focussing on how the Portal could be used by third sector organisations for Civil Society...
Data & Methods | November 2015