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.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Department for Transport Scientific Advisory Council
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 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 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 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 Alan Turing Project
Amount £357,700 (GBP)
Organisation Alan Turing Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
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 06/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Leeds for Life Conference Award
Amount £400 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Micromobility behaviour
Amount £104,000 (GBP)
Organisation World Resources Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 10/2019 
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 10/2019 
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 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 10/2019 
End 03/2021
 
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 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. 
 
Description Bradford Opportunity Area and CAER Intern Project (Holly Clarke), 2019-20 
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 No outputs yet.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 II Annual Partner Engagement Event presentation 
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 Ph.D. project research. The presentation entitled "Inequalities in cycling participation in England".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eugenividal.github.io/slides/all_cycling.html#1
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 British Society for Population Studies annual conference 
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 British Society for Population Studies annual conference which included attendees from academia, local government and charities. The talk sparked questions and discussion regarding future directions for the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 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'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 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 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 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 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 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 What does supermarket loyalty card data reveal about food purchase behaviours? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This blog article summarises the work presented at the FENS conference. It is an accessible format for the general public and industrial partners to access and understand our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2019
URL https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/news-archive/what-does-supermarket-loyalty-card-data-reveal-about-food-purcha...
 
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 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