The geography and dynamics of affluence and deprivation in the UK

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My research explores the dynamic processes which maintain and change the spatial concentrations of poverty in the UK, and how these dynamics altered over the period 2001-2012 through changing economic conditions.

I will investigate how selective migration by income contributes to observed spatial patterns of poverty; the relative incidence of transient and persistent poverty; the relationship between persistent poverty and local labour market conditions; and the role of housing costs in driving changes. The research will use a number of complementary methods including the creation of longitudinal datasets from government administrative data on welfare benefits.

I have a BA in Physics and an MSc in Applied Social Studies, both from the University of Oxford. I have previously worked in social care with young people and disabled adults, and as a researcher in criminology, health and local government.

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Centre for East London Studies Seminar: 'Towards an understanding of the changing nature of deprivation in East London', February 2017