21st Nov 2018 PGRG Blog #15 Nik Lomax In our paper “Estimating the outcome of UKs referendum on EU membership using e-petition data and machine learning algorithms“, recently published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, we use novel e-petition data and machine learning algorithms to estimate the Brexit leave vote percentage for UK parliamentary constituencies. … More Mapping Brexit votes using novel e-petition data and machine learning
15th November 2018 PGRG Blog #14 Lili Xiang Attending the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education (GoE III) was really a memorable and inspiring experience for me. I am a final year PhD student from the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a geography teacher and form … More The family get together for education geographers
12th November, 2018 PGRG Blog #13 Jacob Fairless Nicholson Jacob Fairless Nicholson is a postgraduate researcher in his third year at King’s College London. His work charts the geographies of ‘Black education spaces’ in London 1960-1990. Jacob visited the three-day Third International Conference on Geographies of Education at Loughborough University (Monday 3rd September to … More Impressions from the Third International Conference on Geographies of Education
July 23rd, 2018 PGRG Blog #12 Kate Botterill Sophie Cranston We are delighted to announce a series of exciting sessions sponsored by the PGRG at the 2018 RGS-IBG annual conference in Cardiff. A question PGRG members are often asked is what is population geography? People often mistake population geography for demography, the statistical analysis of changing … More So, what is population geography?
July 2nd, 2018 PGRG Blog #11 Nissa Finney It was recently remarked to me that I am the first female Chair of the RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group. I was struck by this comment and turned to the archives of the Research Group in Area and the Royal Geographical Society files of AGM minutes to … More Where are all the female population geography professors?
June 21, 2018 PGRG Blog #10 Lisa Thalheimer Extreme weather and migratory events have been topics of great interest for decades. In recent years, extreme weather events such as droughts or floods often result in widespread displacement. The 2011 drought in East Africa – a region, which has historically been using migration as coping strategy … More Extreme Weather Events And Population Movement In The Era Of Climate Change
The FamilyTies project: Family ties, internal migration and immobility Feb 17, 2018 PGRG Blog #9, February 2018 Clara H. Mulder Population geographers have played an important role in gaining understanding of migration patterns, processes and outcomes. However, despite a growing research attention to inter-generational care and geographical distances between family members, the role of ties … More Family ties, internal migration and immobility
PGRG Blog #8, December 2017 Spatial Strategies Supporting Complex Human Systems: A Health and Aged Care Case Study By Dr Hamish Robertson Introduction In the 21st century population ageing represents a very complex ‘problem’ with which various human systems (political, economic, health) continue to grapple. The geography of ageing is dynamic and the epidemiological complexity … More Spatial Strategies
PGRG Blog #7, December 2017 An introduction to Population Geographies: lives across space by Holly Barcus and Keith Halfacree review – a much needed social perspective on population geography Review by Dr Laura Prazeres University of St Andrews Population Geography has become ever more relevant within our global society and this book provides a comprehensive … More December Book Review
PGRG Blog #6, December 2017 Tony Champion Newcastle University The latest annual update on geographic mobility in the USA was released on 15 November 2017 by the Census Bureau. It shows a continuation of the long-term decline in mover rates, giving the within-US one-year address-change rate as 10.6% for 2016-17, the lowest since the Current … More The decline in US internal migration continues