David Martin, one of the UK Data Service Deputy Directors, has worked since 1996 on the design of census geographies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. He talks about the importance of the census as a foundation for our population statistics and boundaries, highlighting their relevance to monitoring Covid-19.
David Martin, Deputy Director of the UK Data Service, introduces our blog series on the 2021/2022 UK censuses, with a pertinent discussion of ‘why now?’
Janet Bowstead, one of our #DataImpactFellows, shares her thoughts on how the often-made distinction between “the science” and “the politics” is not as simple as it might appear and how decisions of scale are relevant to both.
Andrew Jones uses data from Understanding Society to explore the health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Christian Reynolds (one of our #DataImpactFellows) reflects on new data available in his research areas of food sustainability and waste, and how the Covid-19 crisis is changing how he will work going forward.
We’ve asked our #DataImpactFellows to write a post on the theme of ‘change’. Stuart Campbell reflects on the challenges and opportunities that the current crisis presents for the ways we work.
Colin Argus recently demonstrated various visualisations that he had created for Covid-19 mortality on Twitter. Here he elaborates on his approach to this work.