Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for February 2019

Life cycle: is it the end for Britain’s dockless bike schemes?

26 February 2019 - 2:02pm

CDRC researcher Oliver O’Brien used two datasets on the CDRC Data platform, as part of a significant data contribution for a Guardian newspaper online article looking at the recent rise and fall of dockless bikeshare systems in various English cities. Oliver was also interviewed for the article, and contributed commentary and insight into the success […]

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference 2018

14 December 2018 - 10:30am

On 11th December 2018 the Consumer Data Research Centre co-hosted the annual Oxford Retail Futures conference with the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. This year’s topic was ‘Understanding outcomes of data-driven research in retailing’. Conference contributions included research from six countries (The Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, Portugal and UK), […]

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Data Analysts User Group conference 2018 – videos now available

19 November 2018 - 3:06pm

On 26th October 2018 the CDRC sponsored and supported the 15th annual Data Analysts User Group Conference (DUG), at the Royal Society. This year’s conference was entitled “Analysis of Diversity and the Diversity of Analysis: Rising to the Challenges…” and looked to address the questions How do we deliver analytical results that treat diversity fairly […]

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CDRC Research Fellow post available with our Liverpool team

19 November 2018 - 10:49am

The CDRC Liverpool team have an exciting Research Fellow role available.  Based in the Geographic Data Science Lab the successful candidate will provide data science / analytics support to CDRC activities. Research projects will be focused on deliverables that are externally facing, and will likely be situated within the themes of health, housing, population or […]

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Dive into Data 2019 – UCL

09 November 2018 - 3:32pm

The CDRC at UCL are delighted to be supporting an exciting data challenge ‘Dive into Data’ in partnership with the UCL eResearch Domain and UCL Grand Challenges.  Open to UCL academics, researchers and masters students from all disciplines we are looking for novel and innovative ways to analyse and/or visualise our open or safeguarded consumer […]

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How Healthy are our High Streets?

02 November 2018 - 1:18pm

With the closure of many major high street names through 2018 with the loss of over 40,000 jobs the importance of understanding how our high streets are performing has never been more important.  With the Chancellor announcing £1.5bn high street relief along with the digital services tax in this week’s budget, the daily reports of […]

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2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme Winners Announced

30 October 2018 - 11:38am

The winners of the CDRC’s 2018 Masters Research Dissertation Programme were recently announced at the Data Analysts User Group (DUG) Conference. The CDRC-led programme provides the opportunity for students to work directly with an industrial partner and commercial datasets. This year, 20 students participated in the programme with the support of a range of partners, including Sainsbury’s, Shop […]

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Inclusive and healthy mobility – new webpage launched

19 October 2018 - 1:53pm

We have launched a new webpage for the ESRC-funded project ‘Inclusive and Healthy Mobility: Understanding Trends in Concessionary Travel in the West Midlands’. The project analysed 400,000 anonymised concessionary passengers to understand the sharp decline in bus boardings in the West Midlands Combined Authority between 2011 and 2016. The webpage provides findings and evidence on […]

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CDRC co-hosts Data Analytics, Innovation and the Impact on Business and Society event at Senate House

11 October 2018 - 3:59pm

As part of UCL’s Impact Series the CDRC in partnership with UCL Innovation & Enterprise and the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership  organised a networking event at Senate House, University of London yesterday (10/10/18). The event titled ‘Data analytics, innovation and the impact on business and society’ sought to bring together academics and businesses in […]

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Web Archives: A Tool for Geographical Research?

09 October 2018 - 11:48am

In this British Library blog article, Emmanouil Tranos and Christoph Stich from the University of Birmingham discuss their CDRC Innovation Fund project on exploring the evolution of the digital economy in the UK.

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