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Phil Rees Prof Phil Rees

Contact details

Room Miall 10.17
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

Email:
p.h.rees

Telephone:
+44 (0) 113 34 33286

Student hours:
Open, when in office

Short CV

Present position

  • Professor Emeritus of Population Geography

Previous posts

  • 2006-2008 Research Postgraduate Tutor, School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • 2001-2004 Head, School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • 1992-2002 Co-ordinator (part-time) ESRC/JISC Census of Population Programme
  • 1990-2009 Professor of Population Geography, University of Leeds
  • 1980-1990 Reader, University of Leeds
  • 1970-1980 Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 1966-1970 Research Assistant (part-time) University of Chicago

Qualifications & education

  • 1973 PhD Geography, Chicago
  • 1970 MA Geography, Cambridge
  • 1968 MA Geography, Chicago
  • 1966 BA Geography (Double First) Cambridge

Membership of learned societies

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
  • Chair, Population Geography Research Group, RGS-IBG, 2004-7
  • Chair, Third International Conference on Population Geographies, Liverpool, 2006
  • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
  • British Society for Population Studies
  • Regional Science Association,
  • British Section, Australian Population Association
  • European Association for Population Studies

Other details

Awards & honours

  • 2004 Commander of the British Empire
  • 1998 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1996 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of Adelaide
  • 1996 Gill Memorial Award, Royal Geographical Society
  • 1995 Hofstee Visiting Fellowship, Netherlands Inter-disciplinary Demographic Institute, Den Haag

Committee membership

  • Member, ESRC Research Resources Board, 2003-7
  • Member, Department of Health, Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation 2006-9
  • Member, UK Census Design and Methodology Advisory Committee, National Statistics, 2005-9
  • Member, National Population Projections Expert Advisory Group, National Statistics 2005, 2008 & 2009
  • Member, Academic Advisory Group, National Statistics 2001-9
  • Member, Scholarships Committee, University of Leeds 2006-08
  • Member, RAE Review Group 2, University of Leeds 2005-7