Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for July 2019

Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards (AHAH) v2 Data Resource

01 July 2019 - 6:41pm

The Geographic Data Science Lab are proud to announce the latest release of their data resource, “Access to Health Assets and Hazards” (AHAH). AHAH is a multi-dimensional index for Great Britain measuring how “healthy” neighbourhoods are derived from data on: Access to retail outlets (fast food outlets, pubs, off-licences, tobacconists, gambling outlets) Access to health […]

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference – call for papers

25 June 2019 - 10:20am

Understanding the impact of emergent technologies on retail business models, processes and places The Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, is holding its annual Oxford Retail Futures Conference in Oxford on 10 December 2019. This year’s topic is ‘Understanding the impact of emergent technologies on retail business models, processes and places’. Background Traditional forms of […]

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CDRC Data Partner Forum 2019

22 May 2019 - 9:02am

On Tuesday 21 May 2019 the Consumer Data Research Centre hosted its fourth annual Data Partner Forum at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. The aim of the event was to celebrate the Centre’s achievement over the last five years and spotlight our research and partnership strengths. Led my Co-Director Professor Mark Birkin who introduced […]

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

26 February 2019 - 10:34am

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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