Dr Paul Williamson

Senior Lecturer Geography and Planning

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    My research interests lie in the broad area of population analysis, with a particular focus on small-area (sub-regional) estimation, classification (geodemographics) and population projection. Previously funded work of relevance includes the analysis of the dimensions of social segregation at various spatial scales (ESRC); a critique of the limitations of geodemographic classifications (ESRC); projections of long-term school enrolments (Liverpool LEA); geodemographic analysis of the social composition of GP patient lists (NHS); the assessment of alternative methods of sub-national estimation (Australian Research Council); and the creation of small-area population microdatasets via the synthesis of extant macro- and micro-datasets (ESRC).

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    Business and Local Government Data Research Centres (Big Data)

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    February 2014 - November 2020

    Innovations in Small Area Estimation Methodologies

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    January 2016 - December 2018

    Population change and geographic inequalities in the UK, 1971-2011

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    February 2015 - July 2016

    The creation of a national set of validated small area population microdata.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    July 1998 - December 2001

    Creating a unified practice superlist: stage 1

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    January 2007 - March 2007

    Income imputation for small areas.

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    February 2000 - October 2001

    Microsimulation modelling in the UK: bridging the gaps

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    April 2008 - September 2009

    Research Collaborations

    NATSEM

    External: University of Canberra

    Visiting Research Associate - Small area estimation, forecasting and statistics

    Prof Ann Harding

    External: University of Canberra

    Australian Research Council funded research into small-area population estimation, with Williamson named as co-application. Collaboration involved two three-week collaborative research visits to NATSEM.