SCID Seminar: 27th April Phil Rees on “Macro and micro models for understanding change in population diversity at local and small area scales”

Presenter: Professor Phil Rees (Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Leeds)

Title: “Macro and micro models for understanding change in population diversity at local and small area scales”

Time: 13.00 – 14.15

Place: Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building (AL 2.012)

Bio: Philip Rees is Emeritus Professor of Population Geography at the University of Leeds. He is a leading authority on demographic accounting and projection methods for multi-state systems. From 1992 to 2002, he co-ordinated the ESRC Census Programme, which opened up access to secondary census data for academic researchers, making the UK a data-rich environment for social science research, being awarded a CBE in recognition. From 2003 to 2007, he was a member of ESRC’s Research Resources Board and helped set up the ESRC’s successful research programme on Understanding Population Trends and Processes (UPTAP). He was the principal investigator for the 2007-10 UPTAP project on Ethnic Group Population Trends and Projections for UK Local Areas which showed how much ethnic diversity in the UK will change by 2051 (Fig. 1). He led the Leeds team in the Demographic and Migratory Flows Affecting the Regions and Cities of Europe (DEMIFER) ESPON 2013 project, which produced forecasts of the national and regional populations of Europe under four policy scenarios and assessed how many people might be affected by climate change (Fig. 2). He directed the Strand 1 research within the N8 Research Partnership’s project on The impacts of demographic change in the functional economies of the North of England, which forecasts the impact of ageing on the demand for health care for local authorities and LEPs in northern England (Fig. 3). He continues to be active in conference presentations, journal paper writing and national advisory committees such as the Department of Health’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation for the NHS in England.