Geographies of Social Welfare research projects
Members of the Geographies of Social Welfare research programme are currently engaged in the following research projects.
The list below may also include a small number of archived projects. In due course, these will be listed separately.
- Exploring the links between the geographies of crime and health
- A summary of this project will be online shortly.
- Geographical epidemiology: air quality and public health
- This research investigates the importance of air pollution as a risk factor for strokes for coronary heart disease and stroke, by making extensive use of GIS technology and spatial data analysis.
- Geographies of domestic violence
- In England each year over 50,000 women and children are forced by violence to leave their homes and move to a refuge. This small-scale project contributes to research into the geographies of fear, looking in some depth at the spatial aspects of domestic violence in parts of southern and eastern England.
- Methodologies for the analysis of spatial data
- Since the late 1980s there has been a broadening of the field of spatial data analysis and a gathering together of many methodological threads within what has come to be called Geographic Information Science (GISc). This research brings together GISc and spatial statistics as a way of understanding the modern field of spatial data analysis.
- The geography of crime and disorder: offences, offenders and victimization
- A number of projects fall under this broad heading and currently involve collaboration with colleagues at Cambridge in Geography as well as the Institute of Criminology. The methodological orientation of all this work is quantitative (spatial analysis, spatial modelling and using GIS for data management and display) because research typically uses large police recorded crime datasets.