PROGRAMMES

We ask and answer bold research questions within seven tightly interconnected research programmes. 

DIGITAL

&

COMPUTATIONAL

SCIENCE

How can we leverage new and diverse digital data and exploit existing data alongside computational models to produce real-time and fine-grained demographic nowcasting

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT 

CLIMATE CHANGE

How can we link existing and new measurements of the social and natural environment with individual data alongside novel modelling approaches to understand demography, climate & societal change? 

INEQUALITY 

&

DIVERSITY

How can we apply the new LCDS approach to better understand, predict and study inequality and diversity?

SOCIOGENOMICS

Is behaviour and disease driven by nature, nurture or a combination of both?  What is the role of the social and natural environment?  Which new statistical models can we build?

CAUSAL

DEMOGRAPHY

How can we draw from new and classic data and a variety of methods to move from description to understanding the causality underlying demographic processes?

SOCIETY 

&

SUSTAINABILITY

How can we communicate and visualize demographic findings to ensure they are transparent and understood? How can we hold institutions accountable for reducing inequality & giving attention to diversity? 

ETHICS, TRUTH

& TRUST

How can we protect and monitor the ethics of data usage and increased linkage of data, ensure transparency, truth and public trust?