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Andy Newing Dr Andy Newing

Contact details

Room Manton 10.113
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
a.newing

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 36720

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Research overview

I am part of the Consumer Data Research Centre, an ESRC data investment.

Recent Student Projects supervised include:

Alexander Bland (2015) Identifying fuel and poverty characteristics through e.on consumer records and geo-demographic segmentation data (Sponsor: e.on via CDRC)  Further details

Thomas Berry (2015) Exploring the utility of the 2011 Work Place Statistics to help The Co-op better understand transient new store locations, worker flows and worker demographics (Sponsor: The co-operative foood via CDRC) – ESRC Prize Winner   Further details

Duncan Clayton-Stead (2016) An analysis of Argos concession store performance (Sponsor: Argos via CDRC) Further Details

Charlotte Sturley (2016) A proof of concept agent-based model of consumer store choice behaviour (co-supervised with Alison Heppenstall) (Supported by a major grocery retailer) - GIScience Research Group of the RGS-IBG Masters Dissertation Award Prize Winner

Rhiannon Thomas (2016) Geodemographic and Spatial Analysis of Leeds City Council's 'Bodyline' Gym and Leisure Centre membership to inform marketing strategy (Supported by Leeds City Council via LIDA)

Jayashree Rangaswammy (2016-17) Use of spatial interaction models for the Fire and Rescue Service: A study in feasibility and application (Supported by Kent Fire and Rescue Service)

Amanda Otley (2017) Developing an age specific community resiliance index for Leeds (Supported by Leeds City Council via LIDA). 

Presentations

Lead author and presenter except where denoted with *

‘Applied spatial modelling for retail location-based decision making and impact assessment: incorporating the spatiotemporal dimension.  Invited departmental seminar delivered to Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, 10th May 2017.

* Modelling the temporal variation in supermarket revenue estimates - co-authored presentation (delivered by Tom Waddington) at the CDRC Data Partners Forum, UoL, 25th May 2017.

‘Big data skills in the social sciences’. Invited speaker and panellist, University of Manchester, 14th October 2016

'Retail Demand Estimation and Location Modelling: Applications in Coastal Economies'. Paper presented in the ‘Spatial Analysis and Coastal Economies’ special session at the annual conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Newquay, 29th August -2nd September 2016.

'The CDRC Retail Masters Dissertation Programme: using workplace population statistics to understand store trading characteristics' Seminar presentation as part of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) seminar series: Retail Analytics, 9th June 2016, Leeds, UK.

* Refining spatial interaction model time-of-day fit in the grocery sector using observed consumer trading data for West Yorkshire, UK. Paper presented at the IGU Applied Geography Workshop, 8th-10th May 2016, Rhodes, Greece. [Presented by Tom Waddington]

 ‘Applied Spatial Modelling for Retail Applications: Incorporating the Spatiotemporal dimension’ Invited seminar delivered to the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, 8th February 2016.  

* ‘Electricity consumption and household characteristics: Implications for census-taking in a smart metered future’. Paper presented at the Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, Exeter, 7th – 10th September 2015.

* ‘Electricity consumption and household characteristics: Implications for census-taking in a smart metered future’. Paper presented in the special session “Exploiting new data for population research” the annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Exeter, 3rd September 2015.

'Applied retail modelling in tourist resorts - implications for service analysis and planning'. Paper presented at the Applied Geography IGU Workshop on 'Applied service analysis and planning', Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok, 11th - 13th May 2015. 

'Retail Modelling in Tourist Resorts: A case study of Looe, Cornwall' Paper presented at the GISRUK 23rd Annual Conference, University of Leeds, 15th - 17th April 2015. 

‘Developing insight from commercial data to support #Census2022’. Paper presented at the British Society for Population Studies annual conference: University of Winchester, 8-10 September 2014

‘Extracting value from near real time domestic energy consumption data in a post-census era’. Paper presented in the special session ‘The role of commercial data in #Census2022’ at the annual international conference of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London, 26th – 29thAugust 2014.

‘Using big data from electricity smart metering to support geodemographics and small-area profiling’. Paper presented in the ‘Spatial Analysis and Geodemographics’ strand at the annual conference of the Regional Science Association International: British and Irish Section, Aberystwyth, 19th-21st August 2014.

‘Transforming Small Area Socio-Economic Indicators through Big Data’. Invited presentation delivered to the Market Research Society Census and Geodemographic Group’, GfK NOP, London, 19th November 2013.

'Using Geographic Information in collaboration between industry and academia: modelling visitor demand for application within store location planning' Paper presented at AGI GeoCommunity ’13: ‘Open for Business’, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 17th-18th September 2013. 

'Demonstrating the potential for collaboration - modelling seasonal demand for applications within retail store location planning'. Invited presentation at the ESRC Retail Breakfast Meeting, Royal Society, London, 2nd August 2013.

'Progress in modelling small-area tourist demand for use in retail location planning' Paper presented at the 53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, 29th - 31st August 2013.

Progress in modelling non-residential (tourist) demand for retail store location planning' Paper presented at IGU Applied Geography and Spatial Modelling conference, Hilton Hotel Leeds, 29th May - 2nd June 2013

'Modelling non-residential demand for store location planning - a case study of visitor grocery expenditure in Cornwall'. Paper presented at GISRUK 2013, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 2nd - 5th April 2013.  Awarded a competitive bursary from the Quantitative Methods Research Group of the RGS-IBG.

'Estimating Tourist Demand in Retail Location Models'. Presentation at ESRC RIBEN Student Showcase Event, SAÏD Business School, Oxford, 25th January 2013.

'Estimating seasonal visitor demand for use in retail location modelling'. Presentation at a Colloquium on Spatial Analysis hosted by the Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 9th - 10th January 2013.

'Modelling regional and local tourist spend for store location planning'. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International, Wollongong, Australia, 5th - 7th December 2012.

'Using GIS for Supermarket Store Location Planning. Invited Sixth form lecture delivered to the Cambridge and District branch of the Geographical Association, Cambridge, 9th October 2012. 

'Visitor expenditure estimation for grocery store location planning'. Paper presented at the 32nd International Geographical Congress, Cologne, Germany, 26th - 30th August 2012.

'Visitor expenditure estimation for grocery store location planning'. Paper presented at the 52nd Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia, 21st - 25th August 2012.

'Exploring small-area demand for grocery retailers in tourist areas' Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science (organised by EIRASS), Renaissance Imperial Riding School Hotel, Vienna, Austria, 9th-12th July 2012.

'Using GIS for Supermarket Site Location - Estimating the impact of tourism'. Presentation delivered for Staffordshire Teachers of Geography, Staffordshire County Council, Stafford, 8th March 2012.

'Using GIS for Supermarket Site Location - Estimating the impact of tourism'. Presentation delivered for the North Staffordshire Branch of the Geographical Association, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, 7th March 2012.

'Estimating tourist demand in retail location models'. Presentation delivered to MSc Geography students at Ningbo Normal University, Ningbo, China, 12th December 2011.

'GIS for Human Geography - Site location planning in retail'. Presentation delivered at Post 16 Student GIS Enrichment Day, King Edward VI Five Ways School, Birmingham, 17th November 2011.

'Estimating tourist demand in retail location models'. Paper presented at the 17th European Colloquium on Quantitative and Theoretical Geography (ECQTG), Harokopio University, Athens, Greece, 2nd - 5th September 2011.

'Estimating tourist demand in retail location models'. Paper presented at the 51st Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 30th August - 2nd September 2011.

'Initial approaches to estimate tourist demand in retail location models'. Presentation as part of the PhD session at the 3rd Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE) , Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK, 4th - 7th July 2011.

'Estimating seasonal variations in UK food spend'. Presentation as part of the 'Reporting Research' session at the Geographical Association 2011 Annual Conference, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 14th - 16th April 2011.