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School of Geography

Paul Norman Dr Paul Norman

Contact details


School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
p.d.norman

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 38199

Student hours:
tba

Research overview

Research interests

  • How can we monitor population change over time? Which of the demographic components of change accounts most for changes in population? Is this consistent across urban and rural areas? Which areas are losing population through out-migration?
  • Change in area deprivation characteristics over time. Are areas becoming more or less deprived over time or is it, once deprived, always deprived? If areas have become less deprived, is this the result of regeneration policy, gentrification or inner city revitalisation?
  • Change in social indicators over time. Are areas of high unemployment and poor health improving over time? Has right-to-buy had an impact on tenure mix in areas of public housing?
  • Are the inequalities in health along the deprivation gradient increasing or decreasing over time? What are the contributions of geographical and social mobility in any changes?

PhD Supervision

I welcome PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Population and health geography from methodological and applied angles in particular researching time-trends in demographic and health rates by population subgroups (e.g. ethnic groups) in relation to area type. Relevant data sources include censuses, surveys and administrative records. Methods may be mathematical, statistical and GIS

Presentations

Conferences

  • Champion T & Norman P (2008) The Population Dynamics of England’s Small Towns, 1991-2006. British Society for Population Studies, Manchester, September
  • Norman P & Boyle P (2008) Selective mobility: changing social & deprivation gradients of health. Virtual Microdata LS meeting, London, May
  • Norman P & Boyle P (2008) Using the Interaction Data from the SARs and the LS.  ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July
  • Norman P & Purdam K (2008) Geography of Unpaid Caring in England & Wales. Presented at Census Microdata: findings and futures, Manchester
  • Norman P (2008) Analysing changes in health over time using the UK Census. Presented at Leeds Social Sciences Institute, University of Leeds
  • Norman P (2008) Methods for Comparing 1991 and 2001 Population and Deprivation Distributions. ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July
  • Norman P (2008) The components for projection. What happens when international migrants settle? Ethnic group population trends & projections for UK local areas. Regional Health Intelligence Forum, December, York University
  • Rees, P, Boden P & Norman P (2008) What happens when ethnic groups settle? Population projections by ethnic group. UPTAP programme meeting, Leeds, March
  • Rees P, Norman P, Wohland P & Peter Boden (2008) Ethnic Group Population Trends and Projections for UK Local Areas. Stakeholder Meeting, GLA, City Hall, London, December
  • Tromans N, Natamba E, Jefferies J & Norman P (2008) Changing subnational fertility trends in England and Wales. British Society for Population Studies, Manchester, September

2007

  • Norman P, Simpson L and Tajar A (2007) Projecting small area populations by ethnic group: strategies for addressing data difficulties. Laria annual conference, Lancaster University, 28 March
  • Norman P, Stillwell J & Hussain S (2007) Propensity to migrate by ethnic group: 1991 & 2001. SARs User meeting, London, November
  • Norman P (2007) Demographic change at small area level: small area statistics to develop public policy. Presented at Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics, government consultation
  • Norman P (2007) Migration: a “common bugbear in epidemiological or ecological studies”. Presented at Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University
  • Norman P (2007) The micro-geography of UK demographic change 1991-2001. ONS UPTAP meeting, Southampton, November

2006

  • Norman P (2006) Challenges for creating a time-series of socioeconomic data. Presented at CSAP seminar, November
  • Norman P (2006) Methods to allow analysis of change over time at small area level using census, vital statistics and other administrative data, Presented at ESRC Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July
  • Norman, P. (2006) The micro-geography of UK demographic change 1991-2001 Phase 2: Changing area deprivation, Presentation at the UPTAP Seminar, LGA, London, 28 November.
  • Norman, P. (2006) The micro-geography of UK demographic change 1991-2001, Presentation at the UPTAP session RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 30 August - 1 September.
  • Norman, P. (2006) The micro-geography of UK demographic change 1991-2001, Presentation at UPTAP Inaugural Conference, Leeds, 30 March.
  • Norman, P. (2006) Vital statistics: an invaluable resource for health, Presentation at the Health Surveys User Meeting, July.
  • Norman, P. and Simpson, L. (2006) How small a population can be usefully projected? Presentation at the EAPS Conference, Liverpool, June.
  • Norman, P. and Simpson, L. (2006) Sub-district population projections by ethnic group: problems and solutions, Presentation at the BSPS Conference, September.
  • Norman, P., Boyle, P. and Brown, M. (2006) Which influences the self-reporting of health, country of birth or country of residence? (British analysis using individual-level data), Presentation at the International Population Geography Conference, Liverpool, June.
  • Simpson L, Norman P and Tajar A (2006) Population projections with an ethnic group dimension for small areas. European Association for Population Studies conference, Liverpool, June 2006
  • Norman P, Simpson S & Tajar A (2006) Projecting small area populations by ethnic group: challenges and solutions. Presented at BSPS conference, Southampton

2005

  • Boyle P and Norman P (2005) Changing places and changing peoples, a longitudinal analysis of deprivation, migration and death. 11th International Medical Geography Symposium Fort Worth, July 2005
  • Fieldhouse E, Cutts D and Norman P (2005) Voter registration and its implications for estimates of turnout at the 2001 General Election. Political Studies Association Conference, Leeds University, April 2005
  • Norman P, Purdam K, Tajar, A and Simpson S (2005) Competing for your local councillor's attention: Geographical variations in representation for local authorities and wards in England. CCSR Seminar.

2004

  • Norman P (2004) CASWEB Census Area Statistics on the Web. CCSR/British Academy conference, Shanghai, China, June
  • Norman P (2004) Other Census Products: digital boundaries, individual data, interaction data. CCSR/British Academy conference, Shanghai, China, June
  • Norman P (2004) Using 2001 UK Census aggregate statistics. CCSR/British Academy conference, Shanghai, China, June
  • Norman P (2004) Why the census is important. MIMAS open day, June
  • Norman P (2004) Use of GIS to understand sociodemographic and economic change: a workshop. ESRC Research Methods Programme. Online: www.ccsr.ac.uk/methods/archive/gis/docsindex.shtml

2003

  • Boyle P, Norman P and Rees P (2003) Changing places: do changes in the relative deprivation of areas influence limiting long-term illness and mortality among non-migrant people living in non-deprived households? 10th International Symposium in Medical Geography, July 2003, University of Manchester
  • Norman P (2003) Applied Demography / Population-related geography: research topics and the research process. Seminar School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • Norman P (2003) Using lookup tables to link geographies: i. Creating consistent zones over time; ii. Converting between different geographies. 'Using GIS to understand socio-demographic and economic change', ESRC Research Methods Programme workshop, June 2003, University of Manchester. Online:
  • Norman P, Boyle P and Rees P (2003) Does migration maintain relationships between health and deprivation? An analysis using the ONS Longitudinal Study 1971-91. 10th International Symposium in Medical Geography, July 2003, University of Manchester
  • Norman P, Rees P and Boyle P (2003) Does it matter which estimation method I use to provide populations at risk in standardised mortality ratios? CCSR seminar December 2003.

2002

  • Dorling D, Mitchell R, Norman P and Shaw M (2002) The impact of migration on the changing geography of health in Britain. RGS-IBG Annual Conference, January 2002, Queen's University Belfast
  • Norman P (2002) Estimating a 1990-98 time-series of small area (ward) populations for use in standardised mortality ratios. Eastern Region Public Health Observatory conference 'Demography', October 2002, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge
  • Norman P, Boyle P and Rees P (2002) Does migration maintain relationships between health and deprivation? An analysis using the Census Longitudinal Study. 1st International Conference on Population Geographies, July 2002, University of St Andrews
  • Norman P, Boyle P and Rees P (2002) Does migration maintain relationships between health and deprivation? An analysis using the ONS Longitudinal Study 1971-91. Seminar School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • Norman P, Rees P and Boyle P (2002) Addressing the denominator: small area estimates for populations at risk. the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, January 2002, Queen's University Belfast
  • Rees P, Norman P and Brown D (2002) A framework for progressively improving small area population estimates. Joint meeting of the Royal Statistical Society and British Society of Population Studies, March 2002

2001

  • Norman P (2001) Achieving data compatibility over space & time: creating a consistent geography. Eastern Region Public Health Observatory conference 'Effects of Geography on Health Improvement', May 2001, Robinson College, Cambridge

Conferences

Organised

  • Co-organiser & Chair of CCSR/LARIA conference: 'Local health indicators from the Census', February 2005
  • Co-organiser & Chair of CCSR/LARIA conference: 'Migration statistics from the Census', June 2005
  • On the organising committee of the 3rd International Population Geographies Conference, Liverpool 2006