Symposium Schedule

Centre Symposium and Launch Event

Dates: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th June 2015

Location:  Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool 

The symposium has now taken place but the rationale behind the event and slides for some papers presented are provided here. 

Introduction:The symposium will be based around recent research and challenges in spatial demographics research. It will be based around key research themes and each theme will be include contributions by staff from the Centre, while one or two external speakers will reflect on their own work as well as wider issues about the theme. Some themes also include a speaker focusing on the policy context. The core themes will include: 

  1. Demographic change
  2. Small-area estimation
  3. Migration and ethnic diversity
  4. Population profiles and long term change 
  5. Health
  6. Future opportunities 

1. Demographic change               

2. Small-area estimation             

  • Small area estimation for Official Statistics: development and estimation of population characteristics; Phil Clarke (Office for National Statistics)
  • Spatial microsimulation and small area estimation; Paul Williamson (UoL)
  • Small area estimation of health outcomes; Karyn Morrissey (UoL)
  • Multivariate generalized structure preserving estimation; Li-Chun Zhang (University of Southampton) 

3. Migration and ethnic diversity            

4. Population profiles and long term change     

5. Health            

  • Prosocial place and health; Rhiannon Corcoran (UoL)
  • Using geographical variation in policy implementation to evaluate impacts; Benjamin Barr (UoL)
  • Modelling how vector-borne diseases spread through animal populations; Matthew Baylis (UoL)
  • Health and work in older age; Nicola Shelton (University College London) 

6. Future opportunities               

  • Inferences about populations using populations; Simon Maskell (UoL)
  • Panel: Challenges and Prospects in Spatial Demographic Research; Panel members