Meet the people at White Rose DTP

Professor Gwilym Pryce, University of Sheffield

Professor Gwilym Pryce, University of Sheffield

Gwilym Pryce is Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics and as well as Director of the Sheffield Methods Institute. He was born in 1970 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a steel worker and former miner. At age 7, he moved with his family to Goole, in North Humberside and completed his secondary education at Goole Grammar School. In 1988 he moved to Leeds to study Economics and Public Policy at Leeds Business School (LMU), from which he graduated with a First in 1991. After a year studying theology at Covenant College in the Midlands, he completed a MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick.

After a short stint at Aberdeen University researching capital charges in the NHS under the supervision of Professor David Heald, he was awarded an ESRC Research Fellowship in the Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies, University of Glasgow in 1995. He progressed to Lecturer in 1996, Senior Lecturer in 2003 and to Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics in 2006.

Dr Nick Malleson, University of Leeds

Dr Nick Malleson, University of Leeds

I’m am Associate Professor in Geographical Information Science in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. I have a PhD in Geography and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science (BSc) and Informatics (MSc). My main research interest is in developing spatial computer models of social phenomena and my focus, in particular, has been on crime simulation. Recently I have also become interested in how ‘Big Data’ can be used to learn about the movement and behaviour of people in cities.

I am also interested in other forms of spatial analysis (clustering methods, spatial statistics etc) and how new social data can influence research. We are currently exploring how geo-located social-media data can be used to learn about social systems.

Tel: 0113 34 35248

Email: n.s.malleson@leeds.ac.uk