Consumer Data Research Centre

CDRC Data Partner Forum 2017 – Presentations Available

CDRC Data Partner Forum 2017 – Presentations Available

On Thursday 25 May 2017 the Consumer Data Research Centre hosted its annual Data Partner Forum at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.

The aim of the event was to bring together existing and potential data partners along with interested academics to discuss current and future research opportunities. Led by CDRC Directors, Professor Mark Birkin and Professor Paul Longley, the event had an excellent mix of attendees from both consumer related organisations and academia.

The programme included presentation sessions on ‘Business Analytics’ and ‘Cities’, as well as a poster session, breakout discussions and a concluding panel session.  The main sessions included short presentations by a number of our researchers discussing the ways in which they are utilising consumer related data to better understand and explain patterns of social behaviour.  A number of the presentations are now available to view and download:


The geography of domestic energy consumption – Anastasia Ushakova (UCL) and Ellen Talbot (University of Liverpool)


The propensity to cycle tool: from conception in the clouds to implementation on the ground – Robin Lovelace (University of Leeds)

Using Travel Smartcards to understand trends in concessionary travel in the West Midlands – Jens Kandt (UCL)


Quantifying the ambient population – Nick Malleson (University of Leeds)

Smart Street Sensor Project – Roberto Murcio (UCL)


The role of big data in health research: a case study of obesity – Michelle Morris (University of Leeds)

Should you be interested in attending the event next year, or wish to discuss ways in which your organisation can engage with the CDRC, please contact Paul Evans.


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