Local Economic Growth

This research stream investigates the role that external factors play in hindering business growth and is organised around the following themes:

  • Aspects of external finance
  • Telecommunication networks
  • Price volatility in the agricultural sector
  • Modelling the regeneration of the high street
  • The impact of the voluntary sector on regional economic growth

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Support for Vulnerable People

This research stream focuses on activity intended to support people at times of vulnerability to prevent further adversity. The focus is on the following areas:

  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Monitoring and evaluation of policy changes
  • The market for care and local authority procurement
  • Productivity and local variations
  • Integration of health and social care.

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Mapping Public Access to Green Infrastructure

Focussing on the provision of green infrastructure this research stream will generate a green infrastructure database that incorporates information on public accessibility and is directly compatible with the existing OS OpenData VectorMap District product.

Despite the recognised importance of green infrastructure there is no authoritative database that can be used by researchers in England to assess such provision on regional or national scales.

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Methodologies for Big Data Analytics

A programme of methodological research on the quality of data, analysis and modelling techniques for Big Data is an integral part of the Centre’s work. The methodological research programme will be informed by the needs of the original research programme and vice versa.

The focus will be on:

  • Techniques and methods on the quality, pre-processing and analysis of Big Data
  • Research on modelling and predicting complex and adaptive socio-economic systems

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Local Economic Growth

This research stream investigates the role that external factors play in hindering business growth and is organised around the following themes:

  • Aspects of external finance
  • Telecommunication networks
  • Price volatility in the agricultural sector
  • Modelling the regeneration of the high street
  • The impact of the voluntary sector on regional economic growth

Read More


Support for Vulnerable People

This research stream focuses on activity intended to support people at times of vulnerability to prevent further adversity. The focus is on the following areas:

  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Monitoring and evaluation of policy changes
  • The market for care and local authority procurement
  • Productivity and local variations
  • Integration of health and social care.

Read More


Mapping Public Access to Green Infrastructure

Focussing on the provision of green infrastructure this research stream will generate a green infrastructure database that incorporates information on public accessibility and is directly compatible with the existing OS OpenData VectorMap District product.

Despite the recognised importance of green infrastructure there is no authoritative database that can be used by researchers in England to assess such provision on regional or national scales.

Read More


Methodologies for Big Data Analytics

A programme of methodological research on the quality of data, analysis and modelling techniques for Big Data is an integral part of the Centre’s work. The methodological research programme will be informed by the needs of the original research programme and vice versa.

The focus will be on:

  • Techniques and methods on the quality, pre-processing and analysis of Big Data
  • Research on modelling and predicting complex and adaptive socio-economic systems

Read More