Consumer Data Research Centre

Archive for January 2018

Launched now! Masters Research Dissertation Programme 2018

18 January 2018 - 9:56am

We’ve launched this year’s Masters Research Dissertation Programme. A host of retailers, businesses and organisations have provided details of projects and are now inviting applications from potential Masters students to carry out research on a range of exciting topics. The programme offers an excellent opportunity to work directly with an industrial partner and to link […]

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Co-funded PhD studentships available now!

15 January 2018 - 2:46pm

ESRC UCL, Bloomsbury, East London Doctoral Training Partnership Co-funded PhD studentships at the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) The Consumer Data Research Centre have two co-funded PhD studentships in quantitative social science based in UCL’s Department of Geography. The awards will be administered through the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership. Projects are available working with ARUP […]

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Building your skills set; building your future

15 January 2018 - 11:55am

The CDRC offers a range of training courses aimed at enhancing capacity in data analytics and data visualisation methods.  We have a number of courses coming up over the next few months in Leeds and London. If you’re looking to grow your skills set in these areas, consider booking now as places are filling fast. […]

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Waste Not Want Not: Food Waste Papers Make Popular Reading

10 January 2018 - 9:33am

Two papers on food waste by Professor William Young, Co-Investigator of the Consumer Data Research Centre, were among the most downloaded from Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal at the end of 2017, suggesting a renewed interest in issues surrounding sustainability and responsible consumption among food industry customers. The result of a collaboration with supermarket giant Asda […]

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CDRC GISRUK Data Challenge

08 January 2018 - 9:51am

The CDRC are collaborating with GISRUK 2018 to host a data challenge that has a particular focus on Brexit. Entrants are encouraged to get their submissions in to be in with a chance of winning a £500 prize. Challenge We invite researchers intending to register as GISRUK 2018 conference delegates to develop  a novel analysis or visualisation of CDRC […]

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CDRC’s team winners of department annual xmas quiz

13 December 2017 - 1:32pm

Staff and students from the Consumer Data Research Centre, based in the UCL Geography department have won this year’s departments annual xmas quiz! Three circles, following a late arrival into the quiz hall, quickly settled using the only remaining table, to join about 30 other quiz teams, in what were very challenging rounds of questions. […]

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Propensity to Cycle Tool Hackathon

22 November 2017 - 9:54am

A hackathon was organised by Robin Lovelace and the rest of the PCT team to allow ‘advanced users’ to play around with the tool and come up with ideas for its future development. This follows the desire expressed by the team that the open source nature of the tool will increase its usefulness (Lovelace et […]

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Can activity self-tracking decrease health and social inequalities?

09 November 2017 - 3:24pm

Dr Chris Till discusses his new project which will use self-tracked data to assess demographic differences in activity patterns.

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Public Health England’s new interactive FingerTips website features CDRC data

08 November 2017 - 10:45am

Following the successful launch of the CDRC indicator ‘Access to Healthy Assets and Hazards’ (AHAH), the overall index of how healthy neighbourhoods are has been incorporated into Public Health England’s ‘FingerTips’ Wider Determinants of Health Data Resource. The data resource compiles various indicators by Public Health England that are supplied to Local Governments to aid […]

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CDRC research presented by Cluttons 

03 November 2017 - 3:54pm

The research analysis from one of this year’s Masters Research Dissertation student was presented to professionals at an event hosted by the leading residential real estate agent Cluttons. The event, ‘Unlocking London’s Migration Patterns’, brought together professionals from the public and private sector to delve into the factors impacting upon London’s migration patterns.  Research conducted […]

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