Job Title: WISERD Data Integration Co-ordinator
Institution: Cardiff University
Telephone: 029 208 75272
Scott’s research interests are GIS and quantitative human geography, particularly modelling socio-economic processes using techniques that are sensitive to spatial context. He has particular expertise in multi-level modelling, multivariate statistics, and visualization and has worked on projects in a variety of social science areas such as health, population studies and electoral studies, all within a GIS and spatial modelling framework. Scott has a special interest in housing and housing markets and is very familiar with the principal socio-economic and environmental data sets for Wales and the UK. He is currently researching innovation in data integration and data construction, and the mapping and spatial analysis of qualitative data.
Jones M, Orford S, (editors) People/Places/Policy: Knowing Contemporary Wales (Routledge) (Forthcoming)
Fry R, Berry R, Higgs G, Orford S, Jones S, 2012, ‘The WISERD Geoportal: A tool for the discovery, analysis and visualisation of socio-economic (meta-) data for Wales’ Transactions in GIS 16(2) pp 105-124 (Available here)
Orford S, 2011, ‘Book Review: Singleton, A. D., Educational opportunity: the geography of access to higher education’ Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 29(3) pp 569-570 (Available here)
Orford S, Borisyuk G, Rallings C, Thrasher M, 2011, ‘Changes in the probability of voter turnout when re-siting polling stations: a case study in Brent, UK’ Environment and Planning C, Government and Policy 29 pp 149-169 (Available here)
Berry R, Fry R, Higgs G, Orford S, 2010, ‘Building a Geo-portal for Enhancing Collaborative Socio-Economic Research in Wales Using Open Source Technology’ The Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education 2(1) pp 77-92 (Available here)
Orford S, Jones S, 2010, ‘Mapping Welsh neighbourhood types classified using attitudinal data in the national Living in Wales survey’ Journal of Maps 2010 pp 346-353 (Available here)
Orford S, 2010, ‘Toward a data rich infrastructure for housing market research: deriving floor area estimates for individual properties from secondary data sources’ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 37(2) pp 248-264 (Available here)
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G, 2009, ‘Electoral Salience and the Costs of Voting at National, Sub-National and Supra-National Elections in the UK: a case study of Brent UK’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 34(2) pp 195-214 (Available here)
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M, Borisyuk G, 2008, ‘Investigating differences in electoral turnout: the influence of ward level context on participation in local and parliamentary elections in Britain’ Environment and Planning A 40(5) pp 1250-1268 (Available here)
Orford S, Radcliffe J, 2007, ‘Modelling UK residential dwelling types using OS Mastermap data: A comparison to the 2001 census’ Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 31(2) pp 206-227 (Available here)
Orford S, Rallings C, Thrasher M, 2011, ‘Individual Electoral Registration and Electoral Administration’ (Available here)
Drinkwater S, Davies R, Orford S, Jones S, 2010, ‘Evaluation of the 2006-2011 Census Programme: Final Report for the Economic and Social Research Council’ Report to the Economic and Social Research Council
Clapham D, Buckley K, Mackie P, Orford S, Thomas I, 2010, ‘Young people and housing in 2020: identifying key drivers for change’ Report to JRF programme paper: Young people and housing
Davies R, Orford S, Jones S, 2009, ‘Heads of the Valleys (HOV) brief statistical summary’ WISERD Working Paper Series
Orford S, 2009, ‘WISERD Data Protocols & Policies’ WISERD Working Paper Series
This event, led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) explores opportunities around making use of census data. The event will include an introduction to what data is available; how data can be accessed; and how to make the most of census data. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other census data users and ONS analysts working on the census.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be hosting a lunch and networking event on 10 December 2013 in the Council Chamber, Main Building, Cardiff University.