CDRC

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Geography

Abstract

Describe the proposed research in simple terms in a way that could be publicised to a general audience (up to 4000 chars)
Social science is concerned with understanding human behaviour patterns. These patterns are increasingly revealed through data which are captured by retailers and other commercial organisations. Example sources of these data include store loyalty cards, smart energy meters, mobile telephone logs, vehicle registrations and smart tickets for trains and buses. The data are not just interesting to academics, they can provide important insights for delivering health care, building houses or roads, and producing sustainable goods and services with reduced environmental impact. This project seeks to develop new approaches to social science research which are needed to exploit new sources of consumer data. The ethical use of data for the public good and protecting the privacy, confidentiality and personal rights of individual consumers is of paramount importance.
This research is different for a number of reasons, for example, because activities can be examined continuously and in real time. In the past, a social scientist might have studied 'typical' commuting flows from a residence to a workplace. Now it is much easier to look at multi-purpose activities or trip-chaining in a single day e.g. delivering children to school, going to work, visiting the gym, having a coffee and doing the shopping before returning home. It requires new methods from artificial intelligence and data science which the project will help to develop. These methods are recognised by governments and business as crucial to future well-being and economic prosperity because data are now so widespread and their content is so revealing.
The outcomes from the project will include novel publications appearing in the scientific literature, but the research will also help businesses and government to plan more effectively, and it will train the next generation of students and research professionals in the applications and analysis of new and emerging forms of data.

Planned Impact

The project will have impact on business at both an operational and a strategic level. CDRC's ladder of engagement provides multiple touchpoints between research and implementation e.g. supervision and advice for PhD and MSc projects, interns working with commercial partners, attendance at training courses and seminars, co-production and delivery of academic content, data challenges and project support. In essence, all of these provide mechanisms for new skills, methods and insights to flow more easily across the boundaries between universities and industry. A good example from Phase 1 would be outcomes from a PhD project analysing point of sale data and customer transactions (loyalty card data) for a major supermarket, ;leading to new understanding of space-time signatures for different micro-locations, with implications for store design and format optimisation for new or existing stores, and acquisition/ valuation of new sites.
At a more strategic level, we will offer advice to industry groups and trade organisations e.g. building on established relationships with the Demographics User Group, Strategic Location Association, Market Research Society and our own CDRC User Forum. We will also continue to host international visitors and delegations to maximise awareness of applications to extract greater value from consumer data assets e.g. groups from China, India, Malaysia and the Baltic States have all been hosted within the last 12 months.
We have educated many students through a new MSc programme in consumer analytics, most of whom have progressed to employment in business, and we plan to develop a new MRes programme to encourage upskilling of existing staff around more intensive research-based training and project work.
CDRC's thematic research priorities are strongly aligned to central government interests, especially in health and transport. Our work is especially relevant to local government needs e.g. in housing, transport and social care. We will continue to provide advice to government through written evidence (e.g. Industrial Strategy, UKRI Roadmap), verbal evidence (Social Media Select Committee), participation in expert reviews (Bean Review, UK Parliament, Scottish Parliament, Government Office for Science) and bilateral meetings (Department for Transport, HMRC). On occasion we will arrange joint events e.g. ONS Big Data Workshop. We will also continue to deliver specific tools which support policy e.g. the Propensity to Cycle Tool commissioned by DfT, HABITS (with Newcastle City Council) and SPENSER (ongoing development for the National Infrastructure Commission) and other outputs from joint research projects (e.g. Ipswich, Coventry, Oxford Councils supported by journey planning apps in CATCH!). Whilst above examples are all from Phase 1, we expect relationships of this type to continue and grow in Phase 2.
We also expect ongoing international impact as the UK continues to lead the world in exploitation of consumer data for research e.g. advice to the Sloan Foundation, NSF, German Data Forum, EU-Nectar, Chinese Embassy, Malaysian Communications and Media Commission, British Embassy (Washington), Chinese Office for National Statistics.
We will seek to influence public policy in a positive way e.g. by presenting our research in an interesting and accessible way (through events like Be Curious, Leeds Digital Festival); by the creation of new research, especially on the theme of lifestyle cohorts; by appearance at public events e.g. British Academy, Leeds Data Salon; and through media including TV, internet and print.

Organisations

Publications

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Description CDRC continues to benefit commercial and retail, governmental and policy, public, and academic stakeholders. Within the last 12 months, the CDRC has strengthened its research infrastructure by expanding its workforce and focusing on strategic development. The CDRC now has a full-time Centre Manager and a Research and Impact Manager, who oversee the newly-designed research management process, providing pre-, mid-, and post-project meetings to ensure CDRC projects maximise their potential. The Research and Impact Manager, along with the Business Development Manager, are also finalising a Business Development Strategy for the Centre, which will identify key strategic priorities for developing and sustaining external partnerships. The CDRC has also increased its number of data scientists, enabling the CDRC to grow and diversify the types of outputs and data products it generates. The CDRC has also focused its resourcing capacity, both of senior and more junior researchers, to harness data to answer vital research questions about COVID-19. In this way we have built both on pre-existing strengths as well as been flexible and responsive to new research priorities.
Since 2019, the CDRC has become host to a number of external datasets. These have come from: the National Market Traders Federation, which contains data on 750+ UK retail markets for use in spatial and statistical analysis; YouGov, which the CDRC has used to model localised food purchases and food poverty; and the Living Cost and Food Survey, which contains data on food, drink, and tobacco purchasing habits by local authority district level between 2008 and 2016. The CDRC has also been able to produce its own data products. These include: Robin Lovelace's stats19 R package and CycleInfraLnd R package, both of which emerge from his research into cycling infrastructure; Adam's Cube, a computer model/algorithm based on data from grocery retailer transactions for retailers between 2015 and 2017; SPENSER (a synthetic population estimation and projection model), which uses dynamic microsimulation to produce projections under different, user defined scenarios; a classification for English primary schools using open data, which examines how educational contexts can impact the curriculum for state-funded schools; and the e-food deserts index (EFDI), which is a multi-dimensional composite index which measures where neighbourhoods exhibit characteristics associated with food deserts across four key drivers of groceries accessibility. The fact that these data products are also research models, demonstrates the CDRC's importance as a research resource and ability to propagate new research questions. CDRC research has been recipient of national and international prizes, reflecting the CDRC's growing status as a provider of data expertise. Some examples of prizes include Professor Heppenstall's research prize from the International Society of Computational Economics prize for "outstanding work in the area of computational economics and general computational statistics" (2020), Professor Birkin's Royal Geographical Society Murchison Award (2019), and Professor William Young's research prize from Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2019 Most Downloaded Paper Awards (2019).
Our partnerships with external stakeholders also continue to be one of the CDRC's crucial measures of research power. Our new partnerships since 2019 include, Sainsburys, Procter & Gamble, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Cuebiq, Whythawk, Leeds City Council, Bradford City Council, Mortgage Industry Advisory Corporation Analytics (MIAC), and Improbable. Moving forwards the CDRC will pursue a strategic partnership with Leeds City Council, build on these pre-existing partnerships, and develop new relationships with external stakeholders. One of our new areas of research expertise includes our research response to COVID-19, leading to collaborations such as Emergent Alliance and RAMP, and individual research projects, for example on the data surrounding the prescribing of asthma inhalers during the pandemic. As this research area grows, there will be increasing overlap with the CDRC's pre-existing areas of interest, such as in retail and healthy lifestyles, which will allow us greater opportunity for research dissemination, while also enabling key research into how data can help society understand economic and social recovery in a post-COVID world.
Exploitation Route The CDRC has pre-existing relationships and appointments that open up opportunities for research dissemination in both academic and non-academic communities. The CDRC has begun to play an integral role in academic decision-making and networking. Professor Birkin will play a vital role in how consumer data research will feature as part of the larger funding landscape and skills provision. He has been invited to become a member of the Future Leaders Fellowship Core Panel, the ESRC Research Methods Development Grants Commissioning Panel, and has also been appointed the UKRI Future Leaders Panel Chair. This will ensure that data research forms a vital part of UKRI research areas of interest and strategic upskilling of researchers. The appointment of CDRC researchers to research groups and editorial boards will also provide opportunities. Professor Heppenstall has been appointed as the Co-Editor for the Handbook of Quantitative Geography, Consulting Editor for Geographical Analysis, as well as Associate Editor for Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. She has been invited to be the Keynote at SimSocFest, the AAMAS Principal Keynote Speaker on Agent-based modelling, as well as the Keynote speaker for the Women in Data Science, and has also been asked to join the EPSRC CDT in Geospatial Systems Advisory Board, Spatial Analytics and Modelling group, and to offer expertise to the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (Technical and Scientific Development Branch). Professor Heppenstall also holds an ESRC-Turing Fellowship, leading on three research projects, cementing our ongoing relationship with the Turing. Beyond the academic community, the CDRC's research power and data expertise has been recognised in the recruitment of Dr Michelle Morris as Advisor on the British Food Nutrition Panel, Professor Grant-Muller's involvement in the 1st Session of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Assembly, her appointment to the Voi advisory board, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), and the Department for Transport Scientific Advisory Council. CDRC researchers also inform local and national governments and policymakers: Dr Nick Hood has worked with Leeds City Council, and the CDRC is in the process of developing a strategic partnership with them. Strong contacts with external stakeholders provide ongoing opportunities for research dissemination. Professor Young has participated in a workshop led by Private Goodness, in collaboration with Accenture, Axis Workshops, and Innovate UK to explore how digitally enabled collaboration can support a sustainable and inclusive. As this makes clear, researchers at the CDRC play pivotal roles in disseminating data research to both academic and non-academic partners, and are acting consultants in data policy and decision-making due to their recognised expertise.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Retail,Transport

 
Description During this award from the ESRC, the CDRC has four key areas of impact. These impacts occur within commercial and retail sectors, within Governmental organisations and decision-makers, within the wider public, and within the academic and professional data workforces. Retail continues to be one of the CDRC's key avenues into commercial impact. Dr Michelle Morris and Victoria Jenneson have worked closely with Sainsbury's and other leading retailers as part of their work on nutrient profiling. This work has created the opportunity for Jenneson to be seconded to the National Food Strategy team (DEFRA), to model potential food taxation strategies to improve public health and dietary sustainability and to inform recommendations for NFS part 2 report which will be developed in a Government White Paper. The next steps for Jenneson's research involve targeting key external stakeholders, including both retailing and trades organisations at both local and national levels, in order to assess how nutrient profiling models impact retail practices and stock purchases. CDRC supported the QuantiCode project, led by Ivana Kocanova, Muhammad Adnan, Georgios Aivaliotis, and Roy Ruddle, which worked with a major retailer to analyse how customers' transactions in convenience stores might inform in-store stocking policies. As a result of this intervention, the partnered major retailer has changed the types of products they stock. CDRC research has also been used to engage and influence local and national Government organisations and key decision-makers. It has done this by providing expertise to help solve national and local government challenges by partnering with and engaging local governments and their representatives and by providing tools and methodologies for modelling COVID-19. At a local level, the CDRC has worked with both Leeds and Bradford City Councils to inform key local decision-making. Dr Nik Lomax, Dr Nick Hood, and data science Intern Rizwana Uddin partnered with Leeds City Council to understand why GP Registers for Leeds counted 60,000 more people than the Office for National Statistics estimated to be living in Leeds. This will have implications both for city planning and data collection, such as the 2021 UK Census, and for the tracking of NHS patients and their inoculation status during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hood has also been able to provide a report to Leeds City Council focusing on population estimation data and funding entitlements, which can feed into consultations on the 2021 UK Census. Additionally, Professor Mark Birkin, Dr Stephen Clark, and Lomax have created a classification for English primary schools using open data, published in the journal Region, which examines how educational contexts can impact the curriculum for state-funded schools. Going beyond the statutory regulations in place that ensure state funded schools, these data offer promising new insights for local and national education policies. Data science intern, Tom Albone, along with seven other LIDA data scientists working in the Healthy Choices, Mental Health, and Life Choices/Aspirations research areas, have provided valuable research feedback to public and policy makers about the ActEarly: Holme Wood projects and other Bradford-based data science projects applying the "Holme Wood process. Providing an overview of the data science process being used and its importance in the policy-making context has led to increased interest in the project from stakeholders, which is especially significant as Bradford Council continue to invest in data services and repositories. Furthermore, data science Interns Alex Dalton and Tom Albone, working closely with Morris, used data from the Born in Bradford Better Start COVID-19 survey to investigate food inequalities. During the national controversy surrounding the provision of free school meals during the pandemic, their findings became the focus of a press release issued by Jo Pike, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Shipley Constituency, to Bradford's Telegraph and Argus newspaper. At a national level, the CDRC has used its data to inform key policymakers. Following on from the CDRC's SPENSER project (a synthetic population estimation and projection model), evidence provided by Lomax and Smith to the National Infrastructure Assessment about the impact of transport and housing constraints on the growth potential of UK cities was used in recommendations which were partially endorsed by UK Government. In February 2021, Lomax and Clark also used their research into consumer vulnerability to respond to the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) call for information on 'Algorithms, competition and consumer harm'. Their research, which highlighted that consumers are more vulnerable to marketing practices due to their personal traits such as age, health or household arrangements, will inform and enhance the CMA's analysing algorithms programme by helping to define consumer vulnerability with important geospatial modelling. However, the CDRC's ability to use data to solve national research questions has been evidenced most strongly in its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Intern Simon Leech has been seconded to Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK), in association with The Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in order to measure the impact of the pandemic on local authority resourcing and economic recovery. This demonstrates how the CDRC's research capacity is being used to generate impact on a national scale. The CDRC's use of population data to address key health concerns has enabled it to become integral to the COVID modelling being led by the Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) collective of researchers. RAMP, convened by the Royal Society, are a group of 70 independent researchers who aimed to assist pandemic modelling and to brief COVID-19 policymakers by mobilising effectively the UK's wider scientific modelling community. Birkin led the Covid-19 RAMP initiative workstream, connecting epidemic models to transport and urban analytics using CDRC and LIDA data and methodologies. Focusing on predictive analytics, the work conducted by RAMP will play a vital role in understanding and imagining different exit strategies for national and devolved UK lockdowns. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) and other policymaking groups. This has meant that important scientific findings and guidance have been made publicly available at rapid speed. The CDRC likewise forms part of Emergent Alliance, a consortium of partners that include IBM, Google Cloud, The Data City, Truata, Rolls-Royce and ODI Leeds, aiming to find new, faster ways of supporting the response to COVID-19 and subsequent global recovery. The CDRC's impact strengths within retail and commercial settings will be integral to this project, bringing together business and academic communities to influence decision-making for post-COVID recovery, both social and economic. Professor William Young has likewise provided an expert interview on how digitally enabled collaboration can support a sustainable and inclusive recovery from COVID-19 during a workshop led by Accenture, Axis & Innovate UK project. With more than 500 in attendance, composed of professional practitioners, policymakers and politicians, and industry and business representatives from around the UK, the CDRC takes prominence as a leading consultant in both COVID-19 rapid response and post-pandemic social and economic recovery. More broadly speaking, public health is one of the CDRC's key areas of research. Professor Alison Heppenstall and Dr Roger Beecham have also used CDRC data to explore patterns of asthma inhaler prescriptions in England at the GP level. This work has become extremely important due to an increase in inhaler prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it identifies practices which could be vulnerable to supply line shortages based on historical prescribing patterns and demographic factors. This research has implications for large policymaking organisations, such as NIHR, NICE, NHS, especially where NICE have recently changed their policy to suggest that asthma sufferers should be responsible for their own dosing, which itself threatens to transform prescription volume of inhalers. However, the biggest beneficiaries are the general public, and from April 2021 onwards the next steps will involve patient engagement and public dissemination of findings in order to ensure the public are aware of the practical changes for asthma sufferers that are implied by current and COVID-related prescribing practices. Birkin also participated in an event run by the Vulnerable Communities with the Government Office for Science. GO-Science are working with the British Academy to organise a workshop on factors affecting the prevalence of Covid-19 in different communities. The aim is to help identify and suggest ways to further understand and mitigate risks to vulnerable populations, and drawing on CDRC expertise demonstrates the clear impact potential both the CDRC staff and data repository have for impacting and improving the lives of the general public. The wider public have also been key beneficiaries of Dr Andy Newing's research with the CDRC. He has produced the E-food Desert Index, deposited within the CDRC data service for public use, to capture data on proximity, density and accessibility of retail supply, neighbourhood socio-economic and demographic characteristics and e-commerce availability and propensity at a neighbourhood level to identify potential food deserts. He has also produced an accompanying technical 'user guide' and interactive visualisation via CDRC maps, in order to make the data highly accessible to both researchers and the wider public. Local media outlets from across the UK reported on the index, highlighting its significance for the national population, and a bespoke version of the index has also been produced for Trust for London, who are a non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality in London. As a usable and accessible interface, and having only been deposited within the CDRC in late 2020, there is still an enormous amount of impact potential for the index. The CDRC is also impacting the broader public through an exerted effort to upskill the UK workforce. The CDRC prides itself on its commitment to developing a workforce able to use data skills with confidence. This creation of data-literate individuals is responsive to the national and global need for such skills, as highlighted in the UK Government's National Data Strategy. The CDRC has developed training schemes for Python, R, QGIS and data analysis skills. Between March 2020 and March 2021, the CDRC was able to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic and to deliver its usual training virtually. As a result, we saw a total of 161 participants across 5 training sessions, focusing on Postgraduate Researchers and data science interns, in order to continue our commitment to training and upskilling the next generation of data researchers. The training sessions also included participants from the public sector, including the NHS, and from the private sector, ensuring we are also providing continuous professional development for researchers interested in the application of data science. Our expertise has also been recognised through CDRC colleagues' appointments to advisory panels, in the public, private, and third sectors. Examples include Professor Susan Grant-Muller's attendance at the 1st Session of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Assembly, as well as her appointment to the VOI advisory board (2020), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), and the Department for Transport Scientific Advisory Council, all in 2020; Professor Birkin's participation in a consultation on Vulnerable Communities with Government Office for Science in 2021; as well as Morris's appointment as Advisor on the British Food Nutrition Panel in 2020, and Jenneson's secondment to the National Food Strategy team (DEFRA).
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advising on development of new electronic vulnerability index for Department for Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Index is under development, but intends to provide a consolidated approach for identifying vulnerable populations through their engagements with local authorities.
 
Description Beginner's Python 2-day Training Short course - Oct 2020 (48 attendees; tutor Fran Pontin)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Beginner's Python for Data Analysis Training course - March 2021 (28 attendees; tutor Fran Pontin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Department for Transport Scientific Advisory Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Intermediate R Training short course - Dec 2020 (35 attendees; tutors RH, EK and AC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to ArcGIS training course
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-arcgis/
 
Description Introduction to Data Science, Ethics and AI Training Course - 16th March 2020 (30 attendees, various tutors)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to QGIS training short course - Dec 2020 (18 attendees; tutor Rachel Oldroyd)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Introduction to R Training short course - Nov 2020 (32 attendees; tutors RH, EK, and AC)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Invited to become a member of the Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) Core Panel - Mark Birkin - 30th Jan 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Ivana Kocanova's intern project in collaboration with Sainsbury's (Quanticode): Influenced retialer's product portfolio (2019/20)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Joint UITP/EU committee of the regions
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Networking event with senior colleagues in Cabinet Office and Geospatial Commission - Mark Birkin - 16th Jan 2020
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Participation in a consultation on Vulnerable Communities with Government Office for Science - Mark Birkin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact CDRC Director Mark Birkin joined the Government Office for Science and the British Academy for a round table on factors affecting the prevalence of Covid-19 in different communities. The aim was to help identify and suggest ways to further understand and mitigate risks to vulnerable populations. Prof Birkin provided expert input on the following areas: 1. What does research tell us about the factors affecting vulnerable populations? 2. What do we know, and what don't we know about which populations and why? 3. How do we fill gaps in knowledge and why is it important for policymaking? 4. How do we turn data into evidence for policy making?
 
Description RAMP Rapid Review Group - Mark Birkin
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Birkin has contributed to the section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
 
Description Secondment to National Food Strategy team (Defra), modelling potential food taxation strategies to improve public health and dietary sustainability. To inform recommendations for NFS part 2 report which will be developed in a Government White Paper.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description TRAINING: Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R (25-26/04/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/geocomputation-and-data-analysis-with-r/
 
Description TRAINING: Intermediate R (19/07/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-r-3-copy/
 
Description TRAINING: Intermediate R, 23rd January 2020 (39 attendees, 16 from the private sector)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/intermediate-r/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to Data Science (5-6/12/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to Python for Data Analytics (14-15/11/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-python-for-data-analytics-2/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to Python for Data Analytics (2-3/05/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-r-3/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to QGIS (15/03/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-qgis-4/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to QGIS (17/10/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-qgis-4-copy/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to QGIS with Raster data, 24th January 2020 (commissioned by private company JBA Risk Management)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-qgis-with-raster-data/
 
Description TRAINING: Introduction to R (22/10/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description TRAINING: Spatial Analysis for Public Health Researchers (21/10/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/spatial-analytics-for-public-health-researchers/
 
Description TRAINING: Spatial Analysis for Public Health Researchers, 17th Feb 2020 (10 attendees)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/spatial-analytics-for-public-health-researchers-copy/
 
Description TRAINING: Tableau Workshop (27/06/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/tableau-workshop-3/
 
Description TRAINING: Transport Data Science with R (05/04/2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/transport-data-science-with-r/
 
Description TRAINING:Introduction to R (29/04/2019)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-r-3/
 
Description Theme Lead on Alan Turing Institute report on AI and Data Science in the Age of COVID-19
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Report will address the positive uses of artificial intelligence in policymaking during the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an aim of influencing future national policymaking.
 
Description UnHabitat inaugural assembly
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description VOI advisory board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description ADR UK Local Data Spaces Pilot Project (Simon Leech internship 2020-21)
Amount £15,500 (GBP)
Organisation Administrative Data Research Network 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description Alan Turing Project
Amount £357,700 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description CDRC
Amount £1,261,204 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S007164/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2024
 
Description Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy funding
Amount £510 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Health and Sustainability Diets Project
Amount £72,477 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Healthcare Workers: an in depth virological analysis and behavioural study during the outbreak
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_19082 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3)
Amount £6,144,270 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V004719/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 01/2026
 
Description IGD Healthy and Sustainable Diets programme evaluation
Amount £72,500 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Leeds for Life Conference Award
Amount £400 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Micromobility behaviour
Amount £104,000 (GBP)
Organisation World Resources Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 09/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Quantifying Utility and Privacy Preservation in Synthetic Populations (QUiPP)
Amount £408,611 (GBP)
Funding ID TPS2019\100019 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description RAIM
Amount £622,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2023
 
Description RAMP Continuity Network: Scientific Meetings, Rapid Review Group, and Policy Support for COVID-19
Amount £527,213 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V053507/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 07/2022
 
Description Raphtory: a practical system for the analysis of dynamic graphs
Amount £193,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 11/2020
 
Description Real-Time Advanced Data assimilation for Digital Simulation of Numerical Twins on HPC (RADDISH)
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description TRACK: Transport Risk Assessment for COVID Knowledge
Amount £1,374,632 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V032658/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description i3food: Information, Interventions and Inequalities in the UK food system
Amount £47,729 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T045027/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 10/2020
 
Title Data Collection - Local level estimates of food, drink and tobacco expenditure for Great Britain 
Description Expenditure estimates for individual commodities (n = 106) at the Local Authority District level (n = 380) in Great Britain for the years 2008 - 16 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Utilised by researchers as part of the PigSustain project, which uses a multi-disciplinary, integrated systems approach to model and assess the resilience of the UK pig industry historically, currently and in the future. 
URL https://springernature.figshare.com/collections/Local_level_estimates_of_food_drink_and_tobacco_expe...
 
Title E-food desert index 
Description A multi-dimensional composite index for GB capturing food desert-like characteristics at a neighbourhood (LSOA) level including proximity, density and accessibility of the retail supply side, neighbourhood socio-economic and demographic characteristics and e-commece availability and propensity. Accompanied by a technical 'user guide' and interactive visualisation via CDRC maps. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is a newly produced dataset which as had some interest from local media and which has generated two credible requests for further information, one of which may develop into a fruitful collaboration in relation to drivers of house prices. A bespoke version for London is also incorporated as part of: https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/topics/living-standards/ 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/e-food-desert-index
 
Title Grocery retailer transactions for all stores 2014-2017 (Adam's Cube, 2019) 
Description Seven dimensional SQL Server OLAP Cube containing item category level transactions, by loyalty card where available, for all stores over four years. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Research was able to be undertaken using a recordset of ~7.5 billion transaction records, without the need for high performance computing. 
 
Title National Market Traders Federation - Registered Markets 
Description Database created as part of CDRC involvement in collaborative research with the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF). Contains data on 750+ UK retail markets for use in spatial and statistical analysis, including market location, ownership, operating days, type and number of stalls and occupancy by day of the week. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Whilst we are not directly aware of any publications that have originated from use of this dataset, it has been used by MSc students as part of independent project work raising awareness of the CDRC and in one case prompting an application for a funded PhD studentship for related research. 
URL https://data.cdrc.ac.uk/dataset/national-market-traders-federation
 
Title system dynamics model for the contribution of new micro level data in capturing transport related health outcomes 
Description A new system dynamics model of transport-health interactions that specifically includes the contribution and influence of new data forms. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Too early to say 
 
Description Born in Bradford - CDRC Internship 2020/21 (intern Tom Albone) 
Organisation Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR)
Department Born in Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris is supervising intern Tom Albone working on the project Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives in partnership with Bradford Institute for Health Research (Born in Bradford).
Collaborator Contribution BIHR is providing data for the project as well as a framework for community outreach and support.
Impact Blog series on Free School Meals in Dec 2020 and Jan 2021 (URL above) which received significant impact: The first blog receiving in the first 24 hours after release 3756 Impressions, 166 engagements (liked, retweeted, clicked for more info etc), and 112 read the article in full on the website. Case study from Tom will be forthcoming at the end of March 2021.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Bradford Opportunity Area and CAER Intern Projects 2019-20 (Holly Clarke) and 2020-21 (Bradford interns x7) 
Organisation Centre for Applied Education Research
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-Is Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall are co-supervising the project, Modelling the impact of school admission criteria on pupil distribution across the City of Bradford, and intern Holly Clarke. In collaboration with BOA and CAER. CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris is supervising Bradford intern Tom Albone (2020/21) who is looking at the impact of deprivation and inequality in health in the Bradford interns as part of a wider cohort of 7 Bradford-based interns. Former CDRC colleague Ning Lu is facilitating these projects with supervision and data access.
Collaborator Contribution Funding put up by BOA for the 6 month project and Bradford City Council has provided data and work placement for intern Holly Clarke to work on the data at their premises. Ongoing partnership in 2020/21 on the x7 Bradford intern projects which are exploring issues of deprivation, inequality, Covid-impact, mental health impact, and impact on education in the Holme Wood and wider Bradford areas.
Impact 10th Jan 2020 Bradford Opportunity Area workshop; hosted at the Wolfson in Bradford, attended by the interns and Holly gave a presentation on this project to much acclaim. She has also presented to the Dept for Education on her work to similar acclaim.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. (06/03/2019) 
Organisation YouGov
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded YouGov data for project 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. Application currently under review.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to YouGov data for project 310 - To understand the potential uptake of groceries home delivery and its link to the supply side. Project proposal form under review.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 312 - To gain an understanding of the health environment in the neighbourhood of the lettings (11/03/2019) 
Organisation AirDNA
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded AirDNA data for project 312 - To gain an understanding of the health environment in the neighbourhood of the lettings. Awaiting full project proposal form.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to AirDNA data for project 312 - To gain an understanding of the health environment in the neighbourhood of the lettings. Initial application only; full project proposal in progress.
Impact No Outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 355 - Medium-Long Term Impact of AirBnB on cities 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 355. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group. Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC safeguarded AirBNB data for project 355 also.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh data for project 355 - Medium-Long Term Impact of AirBnB on cities. Project underway.
Impact Approval of CDRC User Application 355 No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 357 - Are vegans and vegetarians healthier than other people? Analysis of the UK Women's Cohort Study 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department School of Food Science and Nutrition Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded UKWCS data for project 357 - Are vegans and vegetarians healthier than other people? Analysis of the UK Women's Cohort Study
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC safeguarded service for access to UKWCS data for project 357 - Are vegans and vegetarians healthier than other people? Analysis of the UK Women's Cohort Study
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application 373 - Every Digit Counts: Heuristic Thinking and Biased Reference Points 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Controlled Whenfresh/ Zoopla data for project 373 - Every Digit Counts: Heuristic Thinking and Biased Reference Points. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Secure Service for access to Whenfresh/Zoopla data for project 373 - Every Digit Counts: Heuristic Thinking and Biased Reference Points. Project underway.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CDRC User Application LEEDS003 - Re-Counting Crime: New methods to improve the accuracy of estimates of crime 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Synthetic Population data for project LEEDS003 - Re-Counting Crime: New methods to improve the accuracy of estimates of crime. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to Synthetic Population data for project LEEDS003 - Re-Counting Crime: New methods to improve the accuracy of estimates of crime. Project underway.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2020
 
Description CDRC User Application LEEDS005 - Isolation and Inclusion in a Post-Social Distancing COVID World (intern project DS application) 
Organisation Newcastle University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Processed and managed data access application and review process to CDRC Safeguarded Synthetic Population data for intern project LEEDS005 - Isolation and Inclusion in a Post-Social Distancing COVID World. Application approved by CDRC Research Approvals Group.
Collaborator Contribution Submitted application to CDRC Safeguarded Service for access to Synthetic Population data for project LEEDS005 - Isolation and Inclusion in a Post-Social Distancing COVID World. Project underway.
Impact No outputs yet - case study planned end of March 2021.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Co-operative Food partnership on climate change and disrupted supply chains 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Went through a selection process including an interview to be selected research partner for UKRI Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems programme.
Collaborator Contribution Supported successful funding application UKRI Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3)
Impact Funded grant UKRI Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Connected Places Catapult - Business Fellowship Scheme 
Organisation Transport Systems Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Paul Evans was appointed Business Fellow at the Transport Systems Catapult which is now named the Connected Places Catapult from January 2019
Collaborator Contribution Enhancing knowledge of the CDRC throughout the academic network and within mobility / transport related companies. CDRC related projects started as a result of the partnership. Opportunities to influence policy
Impact Connected Places Catapult / University of Leeds discovery day ONS Energy Data Visibility Discovery funding application ABM / Smart sensor project with CPC
Start Year 2019
 
Description Cuebiq - CDRC Internship 2020/21 (Interns Stuart Ross and George Breckenridge) 
Organisation Cuebiq
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This partnership is governed by CDRC Data Sharing Agreements on the LIDA Intern Programme for Cuebiq mobile phone data which is being used to track responses to Covid restrictions in the UK. CDRC Business Support facilitated the contract and DSA for this intern project, and CDRC Co-Director Ed Manley is the project PI who has been leading the project team (and providing mentorship and supervision to) CDRC interns Stuart Ross and George Breckenridge, with support provided by CDRC affiliates at UCL.
Collaborator Contribution Cuebiq have shared the data and their data infrastructure with the project team.
Impact One blog post published in January on the CDRC website (URL above) which explored mobility responses to the Government change to policy over Christmas travel and mixing 2020. Case studies expected from the interns at the end of March 2020.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cuebiq data sharing agreement 
Organisation Cuebiq
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution managed the signing of a data sharing agreement
Collaborator Contribution Provided anonymised location data
Impact https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/covid-for-christmas-analysing-patterns-of-christmas-mobility-in-the-uk/
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Elder Research
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Google
Department Google UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Iotics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Open Data Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Emergent Alliance - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Whitespace
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution University of Leeds is one of eight full members of EA, with Birkin sitting as a Director on the EA Board. The other full members represented on the Board are Rolls Royce, Google, IBM, Whitespace, Elder Research, Iotics and the ODI. Birkin has led in the design and administration of challenge statements, chairing the review panel which determines the focus and content of EA business.
Collaborator Contribution Eight full members and 49 associate members (March 2021) contribute resources voluntarily to project teams which deliver analytics and reporting to meet agreed challenges with importance for society, economy and policy. To date twelve challenges have been supported, with results reported from five which have been preserved online, presented as policy briefs and promoted through all forms of media.
Impact To date the Emergent Alliance has developed five products and services and addressed five challenges which are described on the EA website, details below: 1. Emergent Economic Engine - This app allows users to see how a shock to one sector of a national economy propagates throughout the national economic network and how it is eventually absorbed over time - essentially a 'what-if' type of simulation. 2. Emergent Alliance Chatbot - provides users with live international Covid travel advice, based on health and travel restriction measures. 3. Emergent Alliance Cookie Cutter - a labelling and data selection tool to help organise and manage Covid-19 infection datasets and anlyses. 4. International Travel Restriction Dashboard - shows users the entry limitations for foreign travellers for a selected country on the map, alongside any available travel destinations for that country. 5. DECISIONX:AIRBRIDGE - a platform aimed at policymakers and operational leaders in airport and airlines, which calculates and forecasts Covid-19 transmission risk along air-bridges (or travel corridors) between the UK and worldwide locations.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Exploring machine learning approaches for uncovering spatial and temporal patterns in large data sets - The Alan Turing Institute - Kevin Minors intern project (April-Sept 2019) 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-I Alison Heppenstall supervised Kevin Minors on the project, Exploring machine learning approaches for uncovering spatial and temporal patterns in large data sets, in partnership with CDRC and The Alan Turing Institute.
Collaborator Contribution Use of facilities, sharing of expertise and Turing Urban Analytics network.
Impact Intern Kevin Minors was successful in applying to be a data scientist with the Oakland Group in Leeds as a result of his internship.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Exploring machine learning approaches for uncovering spatial and temporal patterns in large data sets - The Alan Turing Institute - Kevin Minors intern project (April-Sept 2019) 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-I Alison Heppenstall supervised Kevin Minors on the project, Exploring machine learning approaches for uncovering spatial and temporal patterns in large data sets, in partnership with CDRC and The Alan Turing Institute.
Collaborator Contribution Use of facilities, sharing of expertise and Turing Urban Analytics network.
Impact Intern Kevin Minors was successful in applying to be a data scientist with the Oakland Group in Leeds as a result of his internship.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Generating a New Synthetic Population to Quantify Contemporary Urban Mobility - Telefonica - Ivana Kocanova intern project 
Organisation O2 Telefonica Europe plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-Is Nik Lomax and Nick Malleson supervised intern Ivana Kocanova on the project, Generating a New Synthetic Population to Quantify Contemporary Urban Mobility.
Collaborator Contribution Telefonica shared data for the project.
Impact Intern Ivana Kocanova presented project findings at the LIDA Showcase in Sept 2019.
Start Year 2019
 
Description How and why do General Practice registers and ONS population estimates for Leeds differ? - Leeds Health and Care Hub - Rizwana Uddin intern project 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Department Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-Is Nik Lomax and Nick Hood supervised intern Rizwana Uddin on the project, How and why do General Practice registers and ONS population estimates for Leeds differ?
Collaborator Contribution Leeds City Council Health and Care Hub shared data for the project.
Impact Intern Rizwana Uddin presented findings from the project at the Sept 2019 LIDA Showcase event.
Start Year 2019
 
Description IGD Health and Sustainability Diets Project 
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Gained funding from IGD for project potentially for 5 years for interventions at UK supermarkets on Health and Sustainability Diets of consumers
Collaborator Contribution Funded project and brought together UK supermarkets and research design
Impact Funded project starting 2021
Start Year 2020
 
Description ISEAL Alliance partnership on climate change and disrupted supply chains 
Organisation Iseal Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Went through a selection process including an interview to be selected research partner for UKRI Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems programme.
Collaborator Contribution Supported successful funding application Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3)
Impact Successful UKRI Healthy soil, Healthy food, Healthy people (H3) grant award
Start Year 2020
 
Description Improbable - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Improbable
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We reached out to Improbable to provide advanced expertise in software design and coding as an external partner to the RAMP consortium, with academic leadership and strategic direction to this partnership being provided by University of Leeds.
Collaborator Contribution Improbable have contributed two software engineers to work as members of the Urban Analytics team. They have developed an implementation of the REMUS simulator in OpenCL with a speed-up of 10,000x the base implementation facilitating advanced calibration and scenario optimisation.
Impact Improbable have contributed to papers (Rory Greig, Charlie Shenton - see RAMP entry); their OpenCL code appears in the RAMP github; and have blogged about the project - https://www.improbable.io/blog/improbable-synthetic-environment-technology-accelerates-uk-pandemic-modelling. Currently planning a joint workshop between Improbable and University of Leeds to co-design a new generation of simulation tools for scenario planning and resilience to support urban policy.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Institute for Grocery Distribution (IGD) 
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Signing an agreement with IGD to carry out research in the healthy and sustainable lifestyles area
Collaborator Contribution financial and expertise in the area
Impact to come in 2021
Start Year 2020
 
Description LIDA & IGD collaboration 
Organisation Institute of Grocery Distribution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The team will evaluate interventions run by a number of different retailers and manufacturers in line with the IGD healthy and Sustainable diets programme.
Collaborator Contribution Funding and oversight of the group of retailers and manufacturers.
Impact This project has just started and outputs are forthcoming.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Leeds City Council Intern Project (Natalie Nelissen): Data Science for Low-Carbon Cities (2019/20) 12 months 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-Is Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall co-supervised intern Natalie Nelissen on the project, Data Science for Low-Carbon Cities.
Collaborator Contribution Data sharing from Leeds City Council and sharing of expertise. Also fed into project briefing for project proposal.
Impact Model on retrofitting the Leeds social housing stock now in use by Leeds City Council. Case study by the intern on the LIDA website.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Livestock, Environment & People (LEAP) Partnership Intern Project (Patrycja Delong) 2019/20 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-Is Michelle Morris and Stephen Clark are supervising intern Patrycja Delong in partnership with LEAP colleagues at the University of Oxford. Also providing the secure infrastructure for the data analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Funding for the project (6 months) as well as data from the retail partner and expertise on the data analysis.
Impact No outputs yet. Intern Delong took part in the LIDA insight workshop with the LEAP retail partner and feedback about the project was positive.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Partnership with Leeds City Council Public Health Team 
Organisation Leeds City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Liaising with Leeds City Council (LCC) to identify the magnitude and reasons for discrepancies between ONS population estimates and LCC data sets (GP registrations). Presentation of findings to LCC and delivery of a final report.
Collaborator Contribution Regular meet ups. Delivery of GP registration data. Contributing intelligence to the research process.
Impact Delivery of a research report to Leeds City Council.
Start Year 2019
 
Description PhD Studensthip (CDT) - Improving customers' service of a transit bus system with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence 
Organisation First Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD project to undertake within the Centre for Doctoral Training for Data Analytics and Society
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through the project and internship.
Impact No impacts yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description PhD Studentship (CDT) - Mathematical and Computational Modelling of World Data - UN and World Bank 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD project to undertake within the Centre for Doctoral Training for Data Analytics and Society.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through the project and internship
Impact No impacts yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description PhD Studentship (CDT) - Whole systems approach to obesity 
Organisation MoreLife
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD project to undertake within the Centre for Doctoral Training for Data Analytics and Society.
Collaborator Contribution Provided data and staff time to support the PhD student through the project and internship.
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Procter & Gamble 
Organisation Procter & Gamble
Department Newcastle Innovation Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a piece of work applying the methods developed within the grant to research questions generated by the partner. I am supervising an intern to undertake the research.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have funded an intern based at the UoL and are supply expertise and access to data sets.
Impact This internship is due to commence in April 2021 for 6 months.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) - Mark Birkin 
Organisation Alan Turing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds has contributed research leadership (including CDRC PIs Birkin and Lomax), software development and data analysis including use of microsimulation modelling algorithms and designs developed previously through CDRC. Birkin sits on the RAMP Steering Group which coordinates a scientific research programme for the pandemic working through the Royal Society, Isaac Newton Institute and other partners (further detail at 2 below if needed), and which has supported development of the REMUS simulator as a policy tool for building understanding of the diffusion of covid and its management through policy interventions. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with four partner universities (Leeds, Exeter, Cambridge, UCL) to develop the REMUS simulator, working with a leadership group of ten investigators and multiple post-docs and interns working pro bono. The Royal Society has provided support to this endeavour through formation of an academic steering group including multiple FRS and other scientists, with a professional secretariat providing administration and comms support.
Impact RAMP github account provides all code, data and dashboards developed by the team as open source: https://github.com/Urban-Analytics/RAMP-UA. Documentation/ outputs: Shaddick G, Malleson N, Abrams J, Batty M, Birkin M, Dennett A, Greig R, Jin Y, Lomax N, Milton R, Morrissey K, Shenton C, Spooner F (2020) A Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Epidemics. https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Lomax N, Morrissey K, Nur J (2020) Enhanced Population Estimates for Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation of Disease Spread, International Microsimulation Association, December 2020: https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Urban Analytics and Modelling the Pandemic, Australian Urban and Regional Information Network (AURIN) and Melbourne Centre for Data Science, September 2020: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/mcds/events/mcds-seminar-series-sep2020; Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics: Mathematical and statistical challenges in understanding the dynamics of infectious disease pandemics, Isaac Newton Institute, 10/11/2020 - https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20200710093009502; Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 2020, https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) - Mark Birkin 
Organisation The Royal Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Leeds has contributed research leadership (including CDRC PIs Birkin and Lomax), software development and data analysis including use of microsimulation modelling algorithms and designs developed previously through CDRC. Birkin sits on the RAMP Steering Group which coordinates a scientific research programme for the pandemic working through the Royal Society, Isaac Newton Institute and other partners (further detail at 2 below if needed), and which has supported development of the REMUS simulator as a policy tool for building understanding of the diffusion of covid and its management through policy interventions. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with four partner universities (Leeds, Exeter, Cambridge, UCL) to develop the REMUS simulator, working with a leadership group of ten investigators and multiple post-docs and interns working pro bono. The Royal Society has provided support to this endeavour through formation of an academic steering group including multiple FRS and other scientists, with a professional secretariat providing administration and comms support.
Impact RAMP github account provides all code, data and dashboards developed by the team as open source: https://github.com/Urban-Analytics/RAMP-UA. Documentation/ outputs: Shaddick G, Malleson N, Abrams J, Batty M, Birkin M, Dennett A, Greig R, Jin Y, Lomax N, Milton R, Morrissey K, Shenton C, Spooner F (2020) A Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Epidemics. https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Lomax N, Morrissey K, Nur J (2020) Enhanced Population Estimates for Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation of Disease Spread, International Microsimulation Association, December 2020: https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Urban Analytics and Modelling the Pandemic, Australian Urban and Regional Information Network (AURIN) and Melbourne Centre for Data Science, September 2020: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/mcds/events/mcds-seminar-series-sep2020; Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics: Mathematical and statistical challenges in understanding the dynamics of infectious disease pandemics, Isaac Newton Institute, 10/11/2020 - https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20200710093009502; Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 2020, https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) - Mark Birkin 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds has contributed research leadership (including CDRC PIs Birkin and Lomax), software development and data analysis including use of microsimulation modelling algorithms and designs developed previously through CDRC. Birkin sits on the RAMP Steering Group which coordinates a scientific research programme for the pandemic working through the Royal Society, Isaac Newton Institute and other partners (further detail at 2 below if needed), and which has supported development of the REMUS simulator as a policy tool for building understanding of the diffusion of covid and its management through policy interventions. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with four partner universities (Leeds, Exeter, Cambridge, UCL) to develop the REMUS simulator, working with a leadership group of ten investigators and multiple post-docs and interns working pro bono. The Royal Society has provided support to this endeavour through formation of an academic steering group including multiple FRS and other scientists, with a professional secretariat providing administration and comms support.
Impact RAMP github account provides all code, data and dashboards developed by the team as open source: https://github.com/Urban-Analytics/RAMP-UA. Documentation/ outputs: Shaddick G, Malleson N, Abrams J, Batty M, Birkin M, Dennett A, Greig R, Jin Y, Lomax N, Milton R, Morrissey K, Shenton C, Spooner F (2020) A Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Epidemics. https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Lomax N, Morrissey K, Nur J (2020) Enhanced Population Estimates for Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation of Disease Spread, International Microsimulation Association, December 2020: https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Urban Analytics and Modelling the Pandemic, Australian Urban and Regional Information Network (AURIN) and Melbourne Centre for Data Science, September 2020: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/mcds/events/mcds-seminar-series-sep2020; Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics: Mathematical and statistical challenges in understanding the dynamics of infectious disease pandemics, Isaac Newton Institute, 10/11/2020 - https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20200710093009502; Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 2020, https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) - Mark Birkin 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds has contributed research leadership (including CDRC PIs Birkin and Lomax), software development and data analysis including use of microsimulation modelling algorithms and designs developed previously through CDRC. Birkin sits on the RAMP Steering Group which coordinates a scientific research programme for the pandemic working through the Royal Society, Isaac Newton Institute and other partners (further detail at 2 below if needed), and which has supported development of the REMUS simulator as a policy tool for building understanding of the diffusion of covid and its management through policy interventions. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with four partner universities (Leeds, Exeter, Cambridge, UCL) to develop the REMUS simulator, working with a leadership group of ten investigators and multiple post-docs and interns working pro bono. The Royal Society has provided support to this endeavour through formation of an academic steering group including multiple FRS and other scientists, with a professional secretariat providing administration and comms support.
Impact RAMP github account provides all code, data and dashboards developed by the team as open source: https://github.com/Urban-Analytics/RAMP-UA. Documentation/ outputs: Shaddick G, Malleson N, Abrams J, Batty M, Birkin M, Dennett A, Greig R, Jin Y, Lomax N, Milton R, Morrissey K, Shenton C, Spooner F (2020) A Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Epidemics. https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Lomax N, Morrissey K, Nur J (2020) Enhanced Population Estimates for Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation of Disease Spread, International Microsimulation Association, December 2020: https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Urban Analytics and Modelling the Pandemic, Australian Urban and Regional Information Network (AURIN) and Melbourne Centre for Data Science, September 2020: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/mcds/events/mcds-seminar-series-sep2020; Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics: Mathematical and statistical challenges in understanding the dynamics of infectious disease pandemics, Isaac Newton Institute, 10/11/2020 - https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20200710093009502; Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 2020, https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) - Mark Birkin 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leeds has contributed research leadership (including CDRC PIs Birkin and Lomax), software development and data analysis including use of microsimulation modelling algorithms and designs developed previously through CDRC. Birkin sits on the RAMP Steering Group which coordinates a scientific research programme for the pandemic working through the Royal Society, Isaac Newton Institute and other partners (further detail at 2 below if needed), and which has supported development of the REMUS simulator as a policy tool for building understanding of the diffusion of covid and its management through policy interventions. Birkin has also contributed as section for urban analytics to the RAMP Rapid Review Group which has provided rapid peer review for research papers prior to evaluation by SAGE, SPI-M and other policy-making groups.
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with four partner universities (Leeds, Exeter, Cambridge, UCL) to develop the REMUS simulator, working with a leadership group of ten investigators and multiple post-docs and interns working pro bono. The Royal Society has provided support to this endeavour through formation of an academic steering group including multiple FRS and other scientists, with a professional secretariat providing administration and comms support.
Impact RAMP github account provides all code, data and dashboards developed by the team as open source: https://github.com/Urban-Analytics/RAMP-UA. Documentation/ outputs: Shaddick G, Malleson N, Abrams J, Batty M, Birkin M, Dennett A, Greig R, Jin Y, Lomax N, Milton R, Morrissey K, Shenton C, Spooner F (2020) A Dynamic Microsimulation Model of Epidemics. https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Lomax N, Morrissey K, Nur J (2020) Enhanced Population Estimates for Dynamic Spatial Microsimulation of Disease Spread, International Microsimulation Association, December 2020: https://www.microsimulation.org/conferences-and-workshops/microsimulation-modelling-of-policy-responses-to-covid-19/ Urban Analytics and Modelling the Pandemic, Australian Urban and Regional Information Network (AURIN) and Melbourne Centre for Data Science, September 2020: https://science.unimelb.edu.au/mcds/events/mcds-seminar-series-sep2020; Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics: Mathematical and statistical challenges in understanding the dynamics of infectious disease pandemics, Isaac Newton Institute, 10/11/2020 - https://www.newton.ac.uk/seminar/20200710093009502; Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, October 2020, https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen.
Start Year 2020
 
Description SPENSER - A Synthetic Population Estimation and Scenario Projection Model (2) - University of Southern California - Luke Archer intern project (April-Sept 2019) 
Organisation University of Southern California
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CDRC Co-I Nik Lomax supervised intern Luke Archer on the SPENSER project. Project created a Future Elderly projection model using the model created at the University of Southern California.
Collaborator Contribution Project created a Future Elderly projection model using the model created at the University of Southern California. Luke Archer spent a week at SoCal University on secondment receiving instruction in the code of the model.
Impact Luke Archer has since successfully applied to join the Leeds Urban Analytics team led by CDRC Co-Is Nik Lomax, Alison Heppenstall and Nick Malleson.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sainsbury's LIDA Strategic Partnership 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This collaboration uses retail transaction data to investigate dietary patterns that are associated with health and sustainability outcomes. My team have contributed both nutrition and data science expertise to this work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have contributed data and understanding of these data, alongside working knowledge of the business.
Impact Our research has contributed to Sainsbury's approach to promoting healthy and sustainable diets as part of their carbon net zero 2040 targets. Conference publications have been delivered and academic results papers are forthcoming,
Start Year 2017
 
Description Secondment to National Food Strategy Team at Defra 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Undertaking 4 month secondment with Defra National Food Strategy team to model potential taxation strategies to improve population diet in terms of health and sustainability outputs. Supported my Dr Michelle Morris in an advisory capacity.
Collaborator Contribution Supervision of the project including expertise in policy, environmental sustainability and networking with expert advisors and industry stakeholders. Defra also provided financial support through payment of researcher salary during secondment period.
Impact Activity is still ongoing. Results will feed into recommendations within part 2 of the National Food Strategy report. These will be developed into a Government White Paper, committing policy actions.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Telefonica 
Organisation Telefonica S.A
Department Telefónica UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Data Scientist Internship projects to work with the data
Collaborator Contribution Data provided - origin destination anonymised and aggregated for Leeds region
Impact tbd
Start Year 2019
 
Description University of Curitiba 
Organisation Federal Technological University of Paraná
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have acted as external examiner to student activity at the university. The University of leeds has signed an MOU with UTFP.
Collaborator Contribution UFTP have supported data collection activities to better understand incentives for behavioural change.
Impact Two student thesis, publication.
Start Year 2018
 
Description WUN network 
Organisation Chinese University of Hong Kong
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Determination of a joint research agenda. Hosting a student for an internship. Hosting a planned joint international workshop. Financial support to travel for joint events.
Collaborator Contribution Determination of joint research agenda. Hosting a planned joint international workshop. Financial support to travel for joint events.
Impact this collaboration is multi-disciplinary, involving disciplines including transport, population health studies, sustainability experts, behavioural experts.
Start Year 2020
 
Description WhytHawk - CDRC Internship 2020-21 (Seb Heslin Rees and Simon Leech) 
Organisation WhytHawk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This partnership is governed by CDRC Data Service user agreements under project LEEDS004 for WhytHawk data on the rented commercial housing stock in the UK. CDRC admin processed this application for this intern project, and CDRC Co-Director Nik Lomax is the project PI who has been leading the project team (and providing mentorship and supervision to) CDRC interns Simon Leech and Seb Heslin-Rees, with support provided by CDRC Research Software Engineer Dustin Foley.
Collaborator Contribution WhytHawk have provided the data for this collaboration.
Impact No outputs yet, but a project case study will be forthcoming from intern Seb Heslin-Rees in April 2021.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Whythawk data sharing agreement 
Organisation WhytHawk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Managed the process of signing a CDRC data sharing agreement
Collaborator Contribution Provided business property level data
Impact n/a
Start Year 2020
 
Description Whythawk data sharing agreement 
Organisation WhytHawk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Managed the process of signing a CDRC data sharing agreement
Collaborator Contribution Provided business property level data
Impact n/a
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaboration on UK micromobility 
Organisation Voi Technology
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in the use of new and emerging data forms, knowledge of links between micro-level data and health outcomes.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions related to VOI assets and research support.
Impact The collaboration has taken the form of a shared research activity, using new and emerging data forms to create understanding around the wider impacts of e-scooter use.
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaboration on micromobility 
Organisation University of California, Davis
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint development of research bid(s) and staff resource/expertise for joint research outputs.
Collaborator Contribution Joint development of research bid(s) and staff resource/expertise for joint research outputs.
Impact Two conference abstracts prepared and research proposal under development. Main disciplines involved: transportation studies, behavioural science, marketing, modelling.
Start Year 2019
 
Description collaboration on transport-health research 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Further development of software. Led workshops and large research proposal
Collaborator Contribution Use of modelling software and contribution of expertise to joint proposals, engagement with workshops.
Impact Multidisciplinary, involving epidemiology and transport studies. Workshop outputs from two events.
Start Year 2018
 
Title SPENSER version 1 software & code 
Description This software comprises the packages which make up version 1 of the SPENSER ecosystem. The software are open source and allow users to create bespoke population projections. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Used to produce population estimates and projections for the EPSRC funded Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium https://www.itrc.org.uk/ Used in the OxCam Arc analysis which is engaging local authorities, planners and industry https://www.itrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/arc-main-report.pdf 
URL https://www.itrc.org.uk/highlights/popnation-predicts-household-distribution-to-incredible-level-of-...
 
Description "Discovery Day" with the Connected Places Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact "Discovery Day" with the Connect Places Catapult - workshop to agree focus and priorities for strategic collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A briefing for parliament 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nik Lomax was invited by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology to give a talk at a closed briefing for parliamenarians entitled Unpacking migration: regional diversity and impact on public services. There were questions from parliamentarians and government advisors and follow up requests for information. An edited video is being developed for the POST website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://post.parliament.uk/unpacking-migration-regional-diversity-and-impact-on-public-services/
 
Description A scoping study for an independent repository of gambling industry data, conducted for Gamble Aware 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact We were asked to undertake a scoping study for an independent repository of gambling industry data by Gamble Aware, a grant-making charity using best-practice in commissioning, including needs assessment, service planning, evaluation and outcome reporting to support effective, evidence-informed, quality assured prevention of gambling harms. The repository will house with operator data and allocate funds for research in to gambling related harms. Our report formed a key piece of evidence in the set up of the repository.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://about.gambleaware.org/media/2036/gambleaware-report-29-august-2019-final.pdf
 
Description AI- Building a Future for the Urban Analytics Blueprint, Bristol - Mark Birkin - 16th Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC PI Mark Birkin was a speaker at the event. 70 attendees.
Impact - delivered the Blueprint (i.e. strategy document) for development of the Urban Analytics Digital Twin, in combination with the Turing and UKRI-SPF. Further funding allocated to this strategy in March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ATI Workshop stakeholder meeting and research meeting, Oxford - Mark Birkin - 16th-17th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 12 people. Outcome - successful proposal for £250K extension funding for AI, demographic change, land-use and sustainable development (partnership with Newcastle and Oxford).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Alison Heppenstall featured in CARTO's guide to the top 50 Twitter accounts for Spatial Data Science - 8th May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I Alison Heppenstall was featured in CARTO's list of top 50 Spatial Data Science Twitter accounts to follow, leading to increased numbers of Twitter followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://carto.com/blog/spatial-data-science-twitter-guide/?utm_content=91103882&utm_medium=social&ut...
 
Description Applied Urban Modelling - Mark Birkin (Nov 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mark Birkin and Dr Nik Lomax joined colleagues from the Alan Turing Institute to present the work of the RAMP Urban Analytics and Modelling Group in a session on spatial modelling as rapid response to mitigate the pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Artificial Intelligence Task Force - International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The IAAO are the professional members Organization of government assessment officials- those who do mass appraisal of property markets for tax and other purposes
https://www.iaao.org/

This task force looking to assess the validity of using AI for these appraisals by the professional community. Findings will be translated in to practice for valuation offices around the world. Results will be presented at international conferences and in white papers published on the IAAO website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iaao.org/wcm/About/Committees/wcm/About_Us_Content/Committees.aspx
 
Description Attendance at the UK Nutrition Research Partnership forum on Advancing Dietary Intake Assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at a virtual forum to discuss the fundamental challenges to dietary intake assessment research methods. I increased awareness of the potential utility of supermarket loyalty card transaction data as a source dietary monitoring, this sparked discussion of how novel data sources can be used to compliment more traditional dietary assessment methods. The forum aimed to develop a network of researchers committed to improving dietary assessment. I have agreed to participate in further workshops, and the outputs will be published in a UK Nutrition journal.
Networking at the event also led to follow up discussions with researchers at the Quadram Institute about the need for open dietary data, including product nutritional information, for the implementation and monitoring of policy. There is potential for this to lead to further collaboration with the Quadram Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Attendance at the monthly Turing Urban Analytics group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Monthly meeting and exchange of ideas about research funding and development of ideas for the Turing Urban Analytics programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Blog post for Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post for the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK website about a trip to New Zealand to present preliminary findings from my PhD at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Queenstown and attend a workshop at the University of Christchurch, Canterbury. The blog post enabled me to share some of my PhD activities with a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bci.leeds.ac.uk/2019/07/29/attending-the-18th-international-imgs/
 
Description Blueprint event (Newcastle) - Mark Birkin - 11th-13th April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Workshop of 90 people, including presentation from CDRC PI Mark Birkin.
Outcome & impact - follow-on event in Bristol (16th October). Charisma Choudhury introduced to Phil Blyth (Chief Scientific Advisor in Department for Transport) leading to Charisma's successful Future Leaders application (awarded March 2020) on Next Generation Travel Activity and Behaviour Models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Book launch, UCL cloisters; Mark Birkin attended (19/02/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 50 people. Networking event with City Scientists, CDRC partners and members of other sites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Budapest Visit: AI as a Bridge between Hungary and the UK, Mark Birkin (14/03/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 people including British Ambassador, Deputy Minister of State for Innovation (Head of Digital Economy Department). Data science policy development (how UK government & private organizations build, incentivize, promote, internationalize and measure data science/ AI as a tool in their products & services: key local insights, case studies. "Ecosystem Shepherding": Explore how Hungarian AI stakeholders could collaborate with UK partners and identify how they could improve their service offering. What can Hungary's 6 Digital Innovation Hubs offer to UK partners?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description CDAS Partner Engagement 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I gave a short presentation about my PhD research "Cycling and socioeconomic disadvantage" for the rest of CDT students, supervisors, and Industry Partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eugenividal.github.io/slides/all_cycling.html#1
 
Description CDRC Blog Post: "COVID for Christmas? Analysing patterns of Christmas mobility in the UK" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Topical blog post written on analysing Cuebiq smartphone mobility data in the context of UK COVID-19 'lockdown' restrictions across Christmas 2020. Posted on the CDRC and LIDA websites. Included in the LIDA researcher bulletin for Feb 2021 and mentioned at the Jan 2021 LIDA Seminar Series. Promotion reached 10,650 recorded impressions on Twitter, with 485 recorded engagements and 179 full-article reads at the last count. These crossed national researcher communities following retweets from researchers at UCL, University of Cambridge and elsewhere. Response to the blog post was positive and lays the groundwork for future plans to write and publish a journal paper with similar themes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/covid-for-christmas-analysing-patterns-of-christmas-mobility-in-the-uk/
 
Description CDRC Data Partner Forum 21st May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Annual Data Partner Forum event hosted at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics by CDRC-Leeds on 21st May 2019 with an invite list of >150 partner representatives from industry and the public sector. Event comprised of presentations and lightning talks delivered by researchers at the cutting edge of consumer data research into urban analytics, consumer behaviour and decision making, and health and wellbeing. Mingling sessions for industry partners to engage with researchers. Event was followed by a buffet for collaborators and partners.
Impacts:
Attendees subscribed to the training course mailing list following the event resulting in more bookings
Notable industry attendees:
? Uber, Head of North
? Sainsbury's.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cabinet Office Meeting - Mark Birkin - 16th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 120 people. Networking event with senior colleagues in Cabinet Office and Geospatial Commission including Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Dowden.
Outcomes included invitation to follow-on event, Royal Society, March 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Case Study featuring CDRC research with Asda in Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - May 2019 - William Young 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I William Young's research partnership with food retailer Asda formed the basis of this case study in the Nexus CBI report on the 'Changing Nature of R&D'. The case study looks at the benefits of academic and industry research collaboration. Nexus also produced a video about the research collaboration to minimise food waste amongst Asda shoppers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cbi.org.uk/media/2697/innovation-rd_.pdf
 
Description Christchurch NZ workshop with GeoHealth Lab - Mark Birkin, Michelle Morris and others - 28th-29th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 12 people. Joint funding proposal to NZ Government (Catalyst scheme), not successful but seeking further opportunities for collaborative work. GeoHealth have particular expertise with Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with extreme relevance to ESRC Big Data Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Clarion Data Analytics Roundtable lunch - Mark Birkin was speaker - 5th Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 10-15 people. Managing Directors of leading tech companies with interest in healthcare sector, and UoL
Built awareness and promoted partner interest especially in CDRC intern programme and CDT-DAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference presentation (European Transport Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "A TRANSPORT AND HEALTH POLICY TOOL UTILISING NEW GENERATION DATA" was presented at the European Transport Conference in Dublin, Ireland in October 2018. This was in a session on 'Big Data' alongside two other related papers. The session was attended by approximately 40 people (standing room only in the room), who were fully engaged in the discussion session, with a number of attendees following up individually after the session. The wider ETC event attracts around 1000 attendees from across Europe (and beyond), from consultancy, academia, and government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://aetransport.org/en-gb/past-etc-papers/conference-papers-2018?abstractId=5934&state=b
 
Description Conference presentation (POLIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to the POLIS conference in Manchester, UK in November 2018 entitled "The role of new track and trace data in supporting planning and decision making at the
interfaces of transport, health and the environment - The Newcastle city case study". Polis is a network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. The session included 8 related papers on "DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING" and approximately 60 attendees who engaged in the question and answer sessions, as well as number of individuals who followed up personally following the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.polisnetwork.eu/publicdocuments/download/2461/document/the-role-of-new-track-and-trace-d...
 
Description DT Hub - Digital Twin Talks Series - Mark Birkin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin delivered a session on Demographic Twins for 'What if?' Scenario Planning for the Digital Twin Hub Talks series at the Centre for Digital Built Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Science Careers with Amazon - Leeds Data Science Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Former CDRC PhD students (Ning Lu and Amanda Otley) hosted a careers event for Leeds Data Science Society in collaboration with Amazon - audience undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Science Perspectives (Turing conference) - Restricting price and location-based food promotions: an algorithmic approach to apply Nutrient Profiling across the retail product portfolio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This poster presentation was delivered to an interdisciplinary data science audience and demonstrated how data science han be applied to tackle real world challenges that impact multiple businesses and third sectors in addition to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Data Scientist Intern Presentations at The Alan Turing Institute (12/03/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The third cohort of data scientist interns travelled down to University of Leeds partners at The Alan Turing Institute in London in order to present on their first round of projects before an audience of data scientists and Turing industry partners. The topics of the presentations ranged from urban analytics, consumer store card data and its applications, and origin-destination data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Data Scientist Intern Seminar - Urban Analytics & Consumer Data (21/02/2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Attendees heard from 5x data scientist interns working on predominantly urban analytics based projects using simulations, agent based modelling and sensor data. Attendees were from across faculties and some reported interest in putting forward a project for the 2019/20 round of intern projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-data-scientist-intern-seminar/
 
Description Department for Transport Workshop - Mark Birkin - 10th April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 20 people. Workshop at Turing Institute with Department for Transport on mobility, land use modelling, planning and uncertainty. Including Mark Ledbury (Head of Transport Appraisal) and Amanda Rowlatt (Chief Analyst).
Outcomes - follow-on workshop on uncertainty. Collaborative discussion ongoing regarding research collaborations and possible data exchange (e.g. DfT Hackathon, Jan 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development of policy briefing paper around data challenges to implementing HFSS promotions legislation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Policy brief outlining data-related challenges to implementing, enforcing and monitoring new legislation to restrict HFSS food promotions in England. Sets out recommendations for action for improving the effectiveness of policy on public health. The policy briefing document has been shared on twitter by @policyleeds, and on LinkedIn, where is has received attention from food industry representatives sparking further engagement. The brief has also been shared with network contacts from the food industry, industry representative bodies, government organisations and academics. It led to an invitation to speak at a seminar with researchers at the University of Oxford. It also led to a 4-month secondment with the National Food Strategy Team at Defra, working on modelling for potential taxation strategies to improve population diets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/167285/
 
Description Discovery Day with Connected Places Catapult - Mark Birkin speaker - 9th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Scoping the priorities for collaboration. Event held at Nexus, Leeds. Mark Birkin was Speaker.
40 people.
Scoped 3 projects for further investment.
Follow-on meeting with Head of Data Science and senior colleagues in Sekforde Street on 19th February.
CDT data science intern with CPC in Bucks District Council. Seeking resource and funding for joint projects in sustainable consumption, intelligent mobility and land-use planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description E-Food Desert coverage - Basingstoke Gazette (Jan 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regional coverage of the E-Food Desert Index - quotes Andy Newing, uses screenshot of CDRC Maps and links directly through to the EFDI Map.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/18998021.basingstoke-e-food-deserts-struggling-get-food-del...
 
Description Ed Manley - Conversation Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CDRC Co-Director Ed Manley co authored an article on 'England's contact-tracing system needs better data handling to beat COVID-19' - originally published on the Conversation, also republished on Yahoo News.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/englands-contact-tracing-system-needs-better-data-handling-to-beat-covid...
 
Description European Colloquium in Quantitative and Theoretical Geography presentation - Exploring Administrative Data for use in City Specific Geodemographic Classifications in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International quantitative geographers attended Amanda's talk to learn of new work carried out in collaboration with Leeds City Council and Transunion UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European Nutrition Society FENS - poster presentation: Variation in fruit and vegetable purchasing patterns in Leeds: using novel loyalty card transaction data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation of collaborative work with Sainsbury's. This was shared at an international conference that attracts nutrition delegates from all sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/696/program-app/submission/139470
 
Description European Nutrition Society FENS Poster presentation: Compliance with the Eatwell guide: a case study using supermarket transaction records in Yorkshire and the Humber 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at an international conference that is attended by nutritionists from all sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/696/program-app/submission/139482
 
Description European Nutrition Society FENS Presentation: Validation of an automated online 24-hour recall (myfood24) using nutrient biomarkers provides similar results to a traditional interviewer administered recall 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation sharing research results from a project that is in collaboration with University spin out company, Dietary Assessment ltd.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Expert Data Advisor: JBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I am an invited expert on the JBC panel advising on data and methods used to analyse COVID data. This feeds directly into the SAGE group and government policy on COVID.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/joint-biosecurity-centre
 
Description Expert Focus Group on food waste interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited and took part in a Expert Focus Group facilitated by Strategic Communication at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia for Australia Government CRC Program to explore viable approaches and key models about evaluating the multi-layered influence of social media campaigns in altering people's beliefs, attitudes, knowledge about, and in particular behaviours toward food waste reduction. In short, the central question was: How to measure the impact of social media campaigns/communication on changing people's behaviours to reduce food waste?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Expert interview for workshop by Accenture, Axis & Innovate UK project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Expert interview for workshop on sustainability of virtual events. Facilitated by Private Goodness, in collaboration with Accenture, Axis Workshops, and Innovate UK to explore how digitally enabled collaboration can support a sustainable and inclusive recovery from COVID-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Food and Drink Sector Council Nutrition Working Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I have been invited to participate in the Food and Drink Sector Council Nutrition working group. At a meeting in February I presented possible options for data sharing across the food sector to contribute towards digitising the food system and informing the National food strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Free School Meals through a local lens - Bradford (blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Second in a 2-part blog series which arose from work of CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris with LIDA interns Alex Dalton and Tom Albone on the marked demand and take-up of free school meals in the Yorkshire & Humber and in particular the Bradford area: an indicator of the deprivation in the Bradford area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/free-school-meals-through-a-local-lens-bradford/
 
Description Free School Meals: a National Necessity (Blog) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This blog received in the first 24 hours after release 3756 Twitter Impressions, 166 engagements (liked, retweeted, clicked for more info etc), and 112 read the article in full on the website. The blog arose from work of CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris with LIDA interns Alex Dalton and Tom Albone on the marked demand and take-up of free school meals in the Yorkshire & Humber and in particular the Bradford area: an indicator of the deprivation in the Bradford area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/free-school-meals-a-national-necessity/
 
Description GISRUK Conference "From data to decisions" (Newcastle) - Mark Birkin Chaired Panel on open geospatial data - 25th April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 150 people.CDRC PI Mark Birkin chaired panel session on geospatial data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GISRUK Keynote - Mark Birkin (July 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin delivered a keynote presentation on Urban Analytics: Progress and Prospects at GISRUK 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description GeoMed - Presentation: Variations in colorectal cancer survival by socio-economic status 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Interdisciplinary presentation at an international conference sharing research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Global Marketing in a Disruptive and Complex Environment - Special Session Organization and Presentation - 2021 AMA Winter Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion on the role of the marketing discipline in dealing with uncertainty and disruption. Sparking developments in new academic research and opening new frontiers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ama.org/events/conference/2021-ama-winter-academic-conference/
 
Description Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A guest lecture to Postgraduate students in School of Earth and Environment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation on a research project to master students on consumer behaviour & sustainable consumption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture to postgraduate students in Leeds University Business School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HABITS final event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The final event involved speakers from the UK and internationally and was used to demonstrate the HABITS tool, in addition to disseminating the main project findings. It generated a lot of questions and discussion afterwards, which continues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description HE Academy Video - Mark Birkin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin recorded a presentation on Re-thinking delivery models for quality Higher Education for all which was broadcast on the Advance HE youtube channel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNyVH_Oo8Oo&feature=youtu.be
 
Description ICDAM conference presentation - Identifying dietary patterns using novel supermarket transaction data. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference oral presentation to diet and activity methods academics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.icdamportal.org/icdam2020.html
 
Description ICDAM conference presentation - poster: Nutrition analytics using supermarket transaction data: identification of changes in UK meat consumption patterns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.icdamportal.org/icdam2020.html
 
Description ICDAM poster presentation - myfood24, an online 24h recall is valid for diet measurement in healthy and clinical populations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Poster pitch presentation at international conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.icdamportal.org/icdam2020.html
 
Description ICMS Workshop - Mathematical modelling and COVID-19 - Mark Birkin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mark Birkin participated in a workshop for the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences on Mathematical modelling and COVID-19: How can modelling inform a response to the current COVID-19 resurgence?

This workshop aimed to bring together people working on modelling the COVID-19 epidemic in the UK to discuss how modelling has and continues to inform policy decision making around this epidemic.

Prof Birkin provided information on Robust Epidemic Models with Urban Simulation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://media.ed.ac.uk/playlist/dedicated/51612401/1_qaw8vh3c/1_x5u2bwen
 
Description IDSAI Seminar - Mark Birkin (Dec 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin delivered a keynote presentation on Urban Analytics: Progress and Prospects at the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IGD Healthy and Sustainable diets working group update 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Update to the IGD Healthy and Sustainable diets working group regarding the intervention framework we have developed and our ways of working
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Improving lives through place-based urban analytics, Wolfson Centre, Bradford - Mark Birkin - 10th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 120 people including representatives from DfE, Bradford Council, local businesses and community.
Outcome - successful proposal for £200k funding via Turing Institute for place-based analytics of retail and service provision.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Innovation workshop at Leeds with Highways England - Mark Birkin - 7th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preparing the ground for highways of the future. Innovation workshop at Leeds. UoL and Highways England exploring opportunity to build strategic partnerships.
Around 15 people in industry attending. It was workshop format.
Sandpit-based activity to identify research priorities and funding proposals. No defined projects arising as yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical Geography Symposium (New Zealand) - Mark Birkin - 30th June-6th July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 150 people. Disseminating research and building awareness amongst international audience of health and lifestyle strand of CDRC. Presentations by CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris and PhD student Vikki Jenneson and Fran Pontin.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical Geography Symposium - Engaging with policy, business and academia: lessons from The Economic and Social Research Council Obesity Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk was part of a session regarding cross sector collaboration. There was interesting panel discussion with each of the speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical Geography Symposium - Identifying neighbourhood determinants of non-compliant food establishments in England and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk reached a wide audience of stakeholder, many from academia internationally an local Policy makers from new Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical Geography Symposium - Supermarket loyalty card transactions in population dietary surveillance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk presented new research with an industrial partner. It generated much discussion about the content and also how we accessed such novel data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical Geography Symposium - Variations in colorectal cancer survival by socio-demographic characteristics and area type. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk generated interest and discussion regarding sociodemographic differences in survival from colorectal cancer in a UK setting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Medical geography Symposium - Physical inactivity; determining the demographic and geographic factors using smartphone data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk generated discussion regarding the sociodemographic determinants of physical activity in a UK setting using a novel data source.
Following on from this Fran Pontin has carried out a research visit to the University of canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity - Objectively measuring the effect of the built environment on physical activity: a systematic review and framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This poster presentation reached an international audience specifically interested in physical activity interventions. It generated much discussion and has led to new research networks generated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity - Tackling obesity with big data: a new data reporting framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk brought the concept of Big Data to a diet and activity research conference. It generated much discussion about what is now possible. New research connections have been made following this talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Investigating obesity in the UK - what data can I use? Michelle Morris panellist on webinar - 27/03/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Michelle was one of a panel of academics and professional practitioners who each spoke to time on what data can be used to investigate obesity in the UK. The audience of ca. 60 persons online was made up of other academics, local council and professional practitioners. Audience reported that the websinar introduced them to datasets of which they were previously unaware; and that content shared was of interest and would be instrumental in helping them to explore and move the fight against obesity forward in their own roles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited webinar hosted by CLOSER and the UK Data Service. Investigating obesity in the UK - what data can I use? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 150 delegates from a range of organisations dialled in to join this webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.closer.ac.uk/event/investigating-obesity-uk-data/
 
Description Jo Pike Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Jo Pike, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for the Shipley constituency, used research by interns Tom Albone and Alex Dalton as the basis for a press release on the range of eligibility of free school meals in Bradford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description LIDA Data Scientist Intern Seminar (28/01/2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 28/01/2021 a 10 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A, was given virtually to a little under 50 individuals. The audience included LIDA interns, external partners and local academics. The purpose of the talk was to show the gap in the current understanding of post-Covid-19 impact on individuals and households, and to demonstrate how this project aims to help fill in gaps in our understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-series-28th-january-2021/
 
Description LIDA Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented the current status of my internship project at the LIDA seminar series, which are available to watch by anybody virtually through the LIDA website. This was the first opportunity I had to present my work to a potentially much wider audience and have a permanent recording on the LIDA website.

There were several questions during the session and I did receive a follow up query afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-series-25th-february-2021/
 
Description LIDA Seminar Series Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was to present recent analysis on the relationship between COVID-19 spread and mobility patterns and restrictions during the Christmas period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-series-16/
 
Description LIDA Seminar Series Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented at the LIDA Seminar Series on my Local Data Spaces Project, a collaboration with ADR-UK, ONS and JBC. This presentation was watched by 50 participants, and was real received, sparking questions post-presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/f44c4a942d38498eb17c3593726633981d
 
Description LIDA Seminar Series Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was to display the outputs and methodology used as part of a research endeavour focused on utilising the newly available Whythawk dataset to construct a model for understanding the spatial distributions of commercial areas across England and Wales. The presentation was part of the LIDA Seminar Series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/event/lida-seminar-series-16/
 
Description LIDA Seminar Series Presentation [14/01/21]: "Analysing COVID-19 Mobility Responses through Passively Collected App Data" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A 15-minute public talk I gave as part of the LIDA Seminar Series on 14th January 2021. The talk introduced my joint 6-month LIDA Data Scientist Internship research project with fellow intern Stuart Ross, analysing mobility responses during COVID-19 lockdowns with Stuart Ross. In the talk I addressed the nature of mobility under COVID-19, the various aggregate data sources available, as well as calls from the public health literature to monitor NPI effectiveness. I also presented initial findings from an innovative way to make home/work assignments from smartphone GPS data, using a field containing private IP addresses. Choropleth maps of London boroughs and their proportions for home and work assignments over a week in January 2020 were presented. Questions from enthusiastic audience members were addressed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/f44c4a942d38498eb17c3593726633981d
 
Description LIDA Showcase Sept 2019 - presentations by CDRC Co-Is 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I Alison Heppenstall gave a presentation on 'Simulating the City' as part of the Urban Analytics theme. CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris gave a presentation on 'Compliance with UK dietary recommendations: a case study' as part of the Health and Lifestyle theme. Interns Alex Coleman, Rizwana Uddin and Ivana Kocanova all presented on their intern projects in the lightning talks section of the Showcase. Industry attendees were interviewed during and after the event and some reported change in views; some reported on the value of working with CDRC researchers on their projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Digital Festival 2019 - Host for x3 events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC ran three public-facing workshops in collaboration with Leeds Digital Festival, April 2019: Introduction to R, Geocomputation with R and Introduction to Python for Data Analytics. Each event had an attendance of between 15-45. Significant attendance from industry partners such as SkyBet and NHS Digital which led to attendance from these organisations at other CDRC training workshops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Leeds Turing Community Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The activity was a University of Leeds Turing meeting where all matters relating to the Alan Turing Institute were discussed in context of activities at the University and that impact it. I gave a presentation on the work done so far and proposed direction of my Turing funded Act Early project. Since this was very early on in my internship, the project was really only at a conceptual stage.

There were some questions about it during the meeting, however the impact was really just to update the Turing community at Leeds about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MHCLG - Mark Birkin - 3rd Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meet with Chief Scientific Adviser (Alan Penn) in Ministry for Housing etc; Chief Planner also at the meeting.
Outcome - possible advice to SPF bid on Places and working towards a research proposal in exploiting consumer data for monitoring/ analysis/ prioritisation in MHCLG Towns Fund (£3.6bn govt investment).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mark Birkin - Emergent Alliance Media Activity (April 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC PI Professor Mark Birkin's involvement in establishing the Emergent Alliance featured in a variety of publications including Radio 4 Today Programme, Computer Weekly, Yorkshire Post, Derby Telegraph, UK Authority, Business Live, Street Insider, The Business Desk, Venturebeat, Data Quest India, Analytics India, Hindu Business Line, Maddyness, ZDNet, Start Up Round, Sabah (Turkey), Gerente (Spain), Smart Cities, IT Brief (NZ), Smart Cities World, The Entrepreneur Fund, Datanami, Asian Aviation, Aviation News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/rolls-royce-creates-new-alliance-help-kickstart-businesses-r...
 
Description Mark Birkin - Financial Management Article (Aug 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC PI Prof Mark Birkin interviewed and quoted providing advice to CFOs on how to improve scenario planning. Audience 35k+ CFOs, CEOs, board members, financial executives, management accountants and business strategists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.fm-magazine.com/news/2020/aug/coronavirus-recovery-pushes-cfos-to-improve-scenario-planni...
 
Description Mark Birkin - JISC Article (June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC PI Prof Mark Birkin guest wrote an article on 'Modelling the future: how the power of data will forge a post-COVID road to recovery' for jisc.ac.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/modelling-the-future-12-jun-2020#
 
Description Mark Birkin - JISC Videos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin recorded a series of short videos on the importance of modelling in a pandemic for JISC to use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Mark Birkin - NCUB Collaboration in Crisis Report (Aug 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC PI Prof Mark Birkin interviewed and featured in the National Centre for Universities and Business 'Collaboration in Crisis' Report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.ncub.co.uk/reports/collaboration-in-crisis
 
Description Mark Birkin - Wall Street Journal (May 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC PI Prof Mark Birkin participated in media interview and was quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal commenting on the value of researchers outside medicine in fight against Covid-19.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.wsj.com/articles/researchers-outside-medicine-have-a-new-focus-covid-19-11590584816
 
Description Mark Birkin/Nick Malleson - Improbable Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC PI Prof Mark Birkin and Co-I Dr Nick Malleson quoted on their work on the Royal Society's RAMP pandemic modelling project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.improbable.io/blog/improbable-synthetic-environment-technology-accelerates-uk-pandemic-mo...
 
Description Maurice Bloch Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact collaborative visit to the Institute for Health and Wellbeing and Urban Big Data Centre Glasgow to discuss joint research activity. As part of this I delivered the Maurice Bloch seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting at the eResearch Centre, University of Auckland - Mark Birkin - 10th-12th July 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Share experience especially around visualisation and immersive tech.
Outcome - follow-on workshop around 'eAtlas' concept planned in Singapore (March 2020) - postponed due to coronavirus but will be rescheduled by videolink in the first instance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with British Library Director and Minister - Mark Birkin - Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meet with British Library Director (Roly Keating) and Minister of State (DCMS, Matt Warman).
General discussion of digital and urban agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Melbourne Centre for Data Science & AURIN - Mark Birkin (Sep 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Mark Birkin joined colleagues from the Alan Turing Society and the Royal Society to discuss the work of the UK's Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/events/melbourne-centre-for-data-science-seminar-series-special-event-joi...
 
Description Methodological Assurance Review panel - UK Census 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The purpose of the review panel is to:
Provide external, independent assurance and guidance on the statistical methodology underpinning 2021 census estimates and those based on administrative sources,
Identify significant gaps and risks in methods and make suggestions for mitigation, Review admin data methods and contribute to their continuous improvement. This work will feed directly in to the design and delivery of the 2021 Census. Data from the census are used by government and industry to inform policy and make decisions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020
URL https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/about-the-authority/committees/methodological-assurance-revie...
 
Description Mobile World Congress in LA - Mark Birkin speaker - 19th-25th Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC PI Mark Birkin represented Turing as speaker at Applied AI forum and several other roundtable events. 8,000 people at the event.
Closed form workshop with 25 mobile phone partners (Vodafone, Telefonica, Telstra, Sprint).
Invited presentation to Strategy Directors (20 people).
Overview of data science and telcos, 150 people.
Panel session (60 people) on safe and ethical AI.
Impact - proposals for further work and data sharing with Telenor, STC, Turkcell, Telus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description National Digital twin Day, Westminster Event - Mark Birkin - 9th Sept 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC PI Mark Birkin attended the National Digital twin Day, Westminster Event to celebrate achievements of CDBB's Digital Framework Task Group, engage with industry on delivering the Roadmap and sharing benefits of digital twins. 120 people. Met with key individuals in the Centre for Digital Built Britain, National Infrastructure Commission and Digital Framework Task Group. Follow on event scheduled for 31/03/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ice.org.uk/eventarchive/national-digital-twin-day/programme
 
Description Nexus Careers Event - with presentations from CDRC affiliates - 25th Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC PhD student Amanda Otley organised a careers event for industry representatives from Nexus and Leeds University and Leeds Data Science Society students to come together to discuss future careers for data analysts and scientists. The event was attended by ca. 70 people and interns Caitlin Chalk, Tom Richards and Vijay Kumar gave presentations on their first intern projects 2019/20.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nexus-and-leeds-data-science-society-event-tickets-85481552625
 
Description Nik Lomax - Article in UK Construction Online - New tools bring unique insights for policymakers and planners - April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CDRC Co-Director Nik Lomax's research into how his demographic modelling on the ITRC project is helping policymakers and planners make better decisions was featured in the UK Construction Online news website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/features/unique-insight-infrastructure-planning/
 
Description Nik Lomax - DAFNI project blog article - 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC Co-Director Nik Lomax and colleague Andrew Smith's work on the DAFNI project (linked with Nik's SPENSER project) features in this blog: looking at ways in which local authorities, businesses and industry can focus funding to cope with the infrastructure demands arising from projected opulation growth in UK cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dafni.ac.uk/projects/dafni-hosts-population-forecast-model/
 
Description Nik Lomax Conversation Article: What's Happened to UK Migration since the EU referendum? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article solicited by The Conversation by CDRC Co-Director Nik Lomax, an online news publication directed at academia and business, pressing academic articles. The article stems from his work on population migration since the EU referendum. As at 21/02/20, the article has been shared 54 times on Twitter and 193 times on Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/whats-happened-to-uk-migration-since-the-eu-referendum-in-four-graphs-12...
 
Description Northern Data Forum event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Paul Evans delivered a short presentation to data leaders from businesses across Leeds City Region. The event was hosted in Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/news/northern-data-forum/
 
Description Online CDRC Blog Post about Hybrid Working and Experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote an online blog post for the CDRC website- all about my experiences hybrid working, and the use of the Safe Room in LIDA to do so. This was an experience piece, but feel it shed a light on the ways to use a Secured Research Environment and the restrictions imposed using the Safe Room and changes to working practices needed to facilitate this. This piece also helped people understand how the Data Scientist Interns have used remote working to build relationships and is a good piece for people to understand the ways this year has differed from typical work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/my-perspective-on-hybrid-working-the-new-normal/
 
Description Panel participation - The Role of International Marketing in Encouraging Responsible Production and Consumption - Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Panel participation to discuss an emerging consumer theme in International Business Research. This is the premier international business Journal in the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.aib.world/events/2020/
 
Description Panellist at US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation GEOINTegration Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel held to discuss COVID-19 and geospatial analysis, involved discussion with panellists and attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Panellist at agent-based modelling webinar on infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel presentation led to discussion of the use of data in agent-based modelling for urban analytics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Poster presentation at GEOMED conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation of preliminary PhD findings at the GEOMED conference in Glasgow in August 2019 attended by academics and public health professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Powering business with postgraduate research - Leeds Data Science Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PhD Students (Ning Lu and Amanda Otley) hosted a one day conference with Nexus (University of Leeds) aimed at highlighting the potential of postgraduates to industry partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at Consumer Data Research Centre Seminar Series (Riz Uddin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presenation of project results. Sparked debate about the issue and how it is applicable to other forms of local authority planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Queen Mary University - 3rd April 2019 - Mark Birkin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 20 people; presentation and discussion. Potential collaborations with Queen Mary, including Raphtory project now funded by Turing on mobility and network science (CDRC Co-I is Susan Grant-Muller is researcher on this project).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at eICDAM (International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivery of an online presentation on the data-related challenges to feasibility of implementing new legislation to restrict HFSS product promotions in store.
The presentation highlighted a mis-match between the data needed to apply the UK Nutrient Profiling Model and the data available to retailers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at patient-public group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation of preliminary findings from my PhD research to the Bowel Cancer Intelligence UK Patient-Public Group. This enabled me to share my findings with a wider audience, answer questions and gain feedback from members of the group which could influence the direction of my future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the International Medical Geography Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of preliminary PhD findings at the International Medical Geography Symposium 2019 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The talk sparked questions and discussion about future directions for the research. Members of the audience also expressed interest in potential future research visits and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation for the Social and Political Sciences Research Group from the Institute for Transport Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a 30 minutes presentation (20+10 Q&A) about my second paper "Do disadvantaged people really cycle less? Explaining socioeconomic inequalities in cycling based on the English National Travel Survey" for the Social and Political Sciences Research Group from the Institute for Transport Studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://eugenividal.github.io/slides/Presentation_paper2.html#1
 
Description Presentation to the Royal Statistical Society - Alison Heppenstall and Nik Lomax - 5th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the Royal Statistical Society - Alison Heppenstall and Nik Lomax - 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Regional science association presentation: Place-Specific geodemographic classifications: Justification and exploration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This talk shared new research findings and led to new discussion and debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Robin Lovelace - Conversation Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC researcher Robin Lovelace had an article on 'Cities must act to secure the future of urban cycling: our research shows how' originally published in the Conversation, republished on the news section of Yahoo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/cities-must-act-to-secure-the-future-of-urban-cycling-our-research-shows...
 
Description Robin Lovelace's paper on 'Walking and cycling to work linked to fewer heart attacks' received coverage on ITV, daily mail and various local media publications - Dec 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I (first grant) Robin Lovelace's research into walking and cycling to work decreasing the risks of heart attack was featured by ITV on 19th Dec 2019 and its imact led to it being picked up by other news and media channels as well including Daily Mail.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-19/walking-and-cycling-to-work-linked-to-fewer-heart-attacks/
 
Description SFI Science Summit - Mark Birkin (Nov 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mark Birkin delivered a keynote presentation on Epidemiological Modelling - New Dimensions and Opportunities for Ireland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SPIN Press Release - Susan Grant Muller 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I Susan Grant Muller features in media coverage of the Ford £100,000 Micromobility Research Fund in the UK. Featured in Automotive World and Clean Technica.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/spin-launches-uks-first-micromobility-research-fund/
 
Description Sainsbury's Sustainability conference: launching carbon net zero targets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I was invited to attend this conference hosted by Sainsbury's as some of our work was used to inform their carbon net zero 2030 strategy. I had some engaging discussions on the nutrition team stand during the networking elements of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Speaker and award winner at Royal Geographical Society event - Mark Birkin - 3rd June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC PI Mark Birkin spoke at the event of ~250 attendees and received the Murchison Award for Pioneering Contributions to Urban Analytics (see awards section).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Cambridge Symposium for AI for Social Good - Mark Birkin - 24th May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 100 people including visiting delegation from Singapore. CDRC PI Mark Birkin presented.
Follow-on meeting with colleagues from National University of Singapore (Victor Li, Jacqueline Lam).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.energy.cam.ac.uk/news-and-events/Events/symposium-on-ai-for-social-good
 
Description Statistics User Forum discussion with ONS, London. - Mark Birkin - 27th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Office for National Statistics on behalf of Statistics User Forum (SUF) roundtable on researchers' access to microdata. 20 people.
Outcome - ONS intending to formalise a research users group bringing together admin data and other New and Emerging Forms of Data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Student workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshops to masters students on marketing analytics (using R).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustrans Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Approached by Sustrans Director following POLIS presentation to give Webinar to Sustrans employees on incentivisation schemes and use of new and emerging data forms. Employees logged in at sites across the UK, with many follow up questions both on and off line.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustrans Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Supported the organisation of a Sustrans internal team event (Research and Monitoring) at the Institute for Transport Studies. Arranged presentations from colleagues that would be of interest to Sustrans and Frances Hodgson gave presentation on Habits related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk delivered at Turing Institute Urban Analytics monthly seminar about the importance of data for policy-making 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation to academics and business representative as part of the Urban Analytics network at the Alan Turing Institute. The talk covered data-related challenges to implementation of new policy to restrict HFSS food promotions in store by location and price, under the UK Nutrient Profiling Model. It highlighted complexities of the model and a mis-match between data needed to apply the model and data available to retailers. The talk enforced the importance of aligning policy with the data landscape for effective implementation and monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk to the University of Leeds Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I shared lessons learned working with industry to these fellows embarking on their own industry collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/102020/professional_development/873/michael_beverley_innovation_fellowsh...
 
Description Turing Institute Trustees Meeting - Mark Birkin - 3rd March 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact 20 people. To promote 'Social and Cultural World' to the Trustees of the Turing Institute.
Impact - goal to ensure long-term embedding of social, cultural and humanities as central elements in the national institute for data science and AI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Turing workshop on reproducibility 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-organiser of the "Reliability and reproducibility in computational science: Implementing verification, validation and uncertainty quantification in silico" workshop.

As a result of this event, I discussed methods with Prof Peter Challenor (Exeter) and wrote and submitted a Turing grant on Uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/reliability-and-reproducibility-computational-science
 
Description Twenty times more English children could cycle to school with better transport planning - March 18th 2019 - Robin Lovelace 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC former Co-I (grant one) Robin Lovelace submitted this article to the online media channel The Conversation and it was shared 1.1k times over Facebook and 59 times over Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/twenty-times-more-english-children-could-cycle-to-school-with-better-tra...
 
Description UCL i-sense Research Group Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gave a 40-min presentation + Q&A session to senior academics and policymakers connected with the UCL i-sense research group on Fri 04/12/20. Audience present included prominent UCL Professors in Computer Science (Prof Ingemar Cox) and Nanotechnology (Prof Rachel McKendry), alongside multiple research staff from the EPSRC i-sense project. Lengthy engagement with policymaker professionals present included Dr Mike Short CBE - the Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for International Trade - who was previously Vice President of Telefonica (O2) for 17 years. Purpose of the talk was to introduce the field of mobile phone mobility data 2005-2020, and to discuss the literature review foregrounding our LIDA Data Scientist Intern project examining Cuebiq data in relation to UK Covid-19 Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention ('NPI') compliance. Discussed in detail applications of the Cuebiq mobility data relating to Covid-19 NPI assessments and UK mobility data sources. Email discussions followed with Dr Mike Short CBE at DfT and future talks planned with the group for when we have empirical results to present. Current SAGE (Prof Dame Anne Johnson) and Independent SAGE (Prof Deenan Pillay) members are i-sense group members also but were not in attendance during the talk on this occasion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) ActEarly Workshop, Bradford - Mark Birkin - 26th Sept 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) ActEarly Workshop, Bradford.
Opportunity for academic, practice, policy and community partners to share ideas and plan projects, and also provide a creative space to support learning and evaluation of City Collaboratories. CDRC PI Mark Birkin attended. Follow-on event on 10th January at the Wolfson in Bradford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKRI FLF Core Panel meeting - Mark Birkin - 29th-30th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact CDRC PI Mark Birkin was invited to become a member of the Future Leaders Fellowship Core Panel College by Sir Mark Walport of UKRI.
The FLF scheme aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK.
Appointed for 2 years initially, with opportunity to extend.
70 people.
Ensured awareness of consumer data agenda in £900M Future Leaders programme and funding allocation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UKRI Panel discussion - Mark Birkin - 10th June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact UKRI Panel discussion, Leeds. Sir Mark Walport visited the University. Presentations by CDRC PI Mark Birkin and LIDA researchers in the afternoon, followed by a Panel discussion in the evening. Raised awareness of consumer data research to Chief Exec of UKRI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Using Data Science to Improve Public Outcomes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a webinar presented to a cohort of professionals involved in various related projects in and around the Blackpool area.

It was an update on the ActEarly: Holme Wood project, with presentations by all the interns involved in the "Holme Wood Process".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Vikki Jenneson: Poster Presentation at FENS 2019 conference in Dublin Oct 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation using PhD partner, Sainsbury's, transaction data to look at fruit and veg consumption and compliance with Eatwell guide recommendations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.fens2019.org/
 
Description Visit of Baroness Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Dept of Culture, Media and Sport - 24th Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 20 people. Discussion of advances in AI for Health Care and Medicine including opportunity to promote the importance of consumer data as an element of 'multi-modal' data for medical diagnosis and care.
Outcome: ongoing collaborations, possible opportunity for resources e.g. relating to NHS-X investment strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar - Digital Health Initiatives in the COVID-19 Crisis and Their Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This webinar which I co-chaired reached digital health researchers and professionals from around the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.isdh2020.org/programme
 
Description Webinar - Future of Digital Health in the Post-COVID-19 Era 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar which I opened with an overview of an earlier webinar reached digital health professionals internationally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.isdh2020.org/programme
 
Description Webinar for Business community in Leeds, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nik Lomax was invited as a panel member to talk about AI for the business community based in Leeds and Manchester. There was extensive conversation about the role of AI and digital twins, follow up emails and connections through professional networks (e.g. Twitter, Linkedin).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.panintelligence.com/predictive-analytics-myths-separating-bi-tool-facts-from-fiction/
 
Description Webinar: Using Data Science for Public Good in Holme Wood and Bradford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Updates on the ActEarly: Holme Wood projects and other Bradford-based data science projects applying the "Holme Wood process."

- An overview of the data science process being used and its importance in the policy-making context. Topics such as community engagement, data challenges, and use of open source data
- Presentations by 7 Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) data scientists who are working on the current Holme Wood projects (Healthy Choices, Mental Health, and Life Choices/Aspirations) and 4 additional Bradford-based projects.

The outcomes were that a number of requests for a recording of the video were made so that updates could be shared with people who were invited but not able to attend. Furthermore a data repository for Bradford was announced and demonstrated in the session.

I had a number of questions to answer during the webinar and afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description What the UK population will look like by 2061 under hard, soft or no Brexit scenarios - 30th May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conversation media Channel got in touch with CDRC Co-Director Nik Lomax to ask for an article on Brexit. Shared 228 times over Facebook and 32 over Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/what-the-uk-population-will-look-like-by-2061-under-hard-soft-or-no-brex...
 
Description William Young's research was the focus of a video produced by Nexus in collaboration with Asda - 14th May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact https://twitter.com/nexusunileeds/status/1128240539705454592. CDRC Co-I William Young's research was the main feature in a video released by Leeds University, Nexus, in collaboration with his research collaborator Asda. The subject was his research on helping Asda to gain insight into customers' behaviours in an effort to tackle food waste. The tweet releasing the video on 14th May 2019 was shared widely and made a number of impressions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/nexusunileeds/status/1128240539705454592
 
Description Workshop on modelling crime demand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to engage policymakers (police) to understand their requirements for a police demand tool. I am involved in this as a Co-investigator, solicited for my expertise in ABM and demand modelling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop onnecting LIDA and Retailer expertise - 5th Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Outcome: CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris now sits as an advisor on the British Food Nutrition Panel by invitation of the Director of Nutrition at the retailer (Judith Batchelor). Disucssions over formalising a training partnership with the retailer (contracts currently under negotiation).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop with DEFRA regarding digitising the food system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This meeting/workshop involved members of the Food and Drink teams at DEFRA and collaborators from Sainsbury's. Animated discussions took place about how more novel sources of data could be made available for research and policy makers to better understand the food system. Follow on projects are planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop: Connecting LIDA and Retailer expertise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This workshop showcased collaborative research between the University of Leeds and Sainsbury's. Engaging discussions took place and plans for future work made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Yorkshire Post article: Snacking habits of first year students at University of Leeds revealed in study - 13/04/2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CDRC Co-I Michelle Morris and researcher Stephen Clark's research (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/assessing-diet-in-a-university-student-population-a-longitudinal-food-card-transaction-data-approach/916E78B5B7F4F261F9FC3DA2CA39594C) in partnership with Edge & Refresh into the snacking habits of first year Leeds University students was picked up by the Yorkshire Post in this article after the paper was released online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/education/snacking-habits-first-year-students-university-leeds-revea...
 
Description conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact around 20 academicians and practitioners attended the talk and the talk sparked questions and discussions afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description workshop on New and Emerging Data Forms 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact workshop on the role of new and emerging data in the transport sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019