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Work Experience at LIDA – Alex Duley

I felt inspired to come to LIDA for my lower-sixth work experience placement, since I am intrigued by the use of data and to what extent it influences research and wider society. During the week, I have developed an understanding for how the data is analysed and, more practically, how it is put to use for business and study....

Predictive Data Analytics for Urban Footfall

Molly Asher (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics), Simon Brereton (Leeds City Council), and me have recently finished a project whose aim...

Funding opportunity – ESRC Innovation Fund

The Consumer Data Research Centre is pleased to invite proposals from UK-based academics for projects that will capitalise on our core consumer data sets, extend our network of partners, and drive forward substantive and innovative social science research across a broad range of disciplines...

Leeds Data Science Society wins Hiscox University Challenge

  Congratulations to the Leeds Data Science Society who have been announced the winners of the Hiscox University Challenge. The University of Leeds team fought off stiff competition from York and LSE to secure the trophy and a prize of £1000 for their society. All of the teams were set two challenges – the first...

Have the young returned to the polls?

  “Young people need to vote. They need to get out there. Every vote counts. Educate yourself too. Don’t just vote. Know what you’re voting for, and stand by that.” Nikki Reed, American Actress One of the oft cited phenomena from the recent 2017 United Kingdom General election has been the rise in...

Many heart attack patients prescribed beta-blockers may not benefit

Marlous Hall, University of Leeds People who have had a heart attack are prescribed a number of drugs, often for life. Our latest...

Fellowship awarded to Marlous

Dr Marlous Hall, Senior Epidemiologist in LICAMM and LIDA, has been successfully awarded a personal fellowship by the Wellcome Trust to research cardiovascular survivorship and co-morbidity using national electronic health record data. The award will allow her to research cardiovascular survivorship and co-morbidity on a...

What is research impact and why is it so important?

Rachel Oldroyd, UK Data Service Data Impact Fellow and Quantitative Human Geographer at the University of Leeds, shares her perspective on research impact. Impact – a word that is used so frequently in academic and non-academic circles alike,...

What does the Propensity to Cycle Tool tell us about Leeds?

Feature image: An artist’s impression of what York Road in Leeds could look like in the future with more supportive cycling infrastructure and policy.  Credit: James McKay (www.jamesmckay.info) A new online tool reveals the areas and routes in England that have...

Leeds Digital Festival at the University

With Leeds being home to the largest digital sector outside London, the University is celebrating its contribution with a series of events during Leeds Digital Festival 2017. “The future success of the digital industries depends on a strong pipeline of talented students...