I’m a research associate in the Centre for Criminological Research based in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield. I’m working on the “Long-term impacts of ‘Thatcherism’: crime, politics and inequality” project.
I am finishing a PhD in human geography based at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield. My thesis is entitled ‘A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis of Health Inequalities and Health Resilience’. I’m supervised by Dimitris Ballas and Liddy Goyder. I was funded by a scholarship from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council Public Health and am part of the Building Economies and Resilient Societies (BEARS) network.
- Co-convenor of Sociologists Outside Academia, a group of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and advisor to the BSA council.
- Senior Research Officer at Lancashire County Council.
- MA with distinction in Social Research from the University of York.
- BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of York.
I specialise in:
- Spatial microsimulation, a technique to simulate information at small geographical areas. I wrote an R package called rakeR to make spatial microsimulation as easy as possible.
- Social and health inequalities, and health resilience.
- Quantitative social science methods and survey design.
- Open-source software, especially
I’m proficient in and have used (and sometimes taught) the following software (roughly in order of purpose, not expertise):
ArcGIS / ArcMap
Selected articles, reports, and presentations
All publications available from: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5173-3245
- Jones, P. M., Lovelace, R. and Dumont, M. (2017) rakeR: easy spatial microsimulation (raking) in R. Software package for R programming language. Available online: https://cran.r-project.org/package=rakeR. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.821588
- Jones, P. M. (2016) Letter from Lesvos, April 2016. New Europeans. Available online: https://neweuropeans.net/article/1095/letter-lesvos-april-2016
- Whitworth, A., Jones, P. M., and Thomas, B. (2014) Understanding Wales at the neighbourhood level: small area estimation using the National Survey for Wales. Welsh Government. Available online: http://gov.wales/docs/caecd/research/2014/140626-national-survey-wales-2012-13-neighbourhood-level-en.pdf or http://philmikejones.me/resources/understanding-wales-small-area.pdf
- Jones, P. M. (2011) Negotiating Careers Outside Academia. Presentation for the British Sociological Association’s annual conference (view presentation)
- Jones, P. M. (2011) Budget Consultation: YouChoose Budget Calculator Results. Lancashire County Council. Available online: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/viewdoc.asp?file_id=429
- Jones, P. M. (2010) Living in Lancashire Wave 30 Survey: Social Capital. Lancashire County Council. Available online: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/viewdoc.asp?file_id=400
- ERSA 30th Summer School, Lesbos, Greece; July 2017. GIS demonstrating and presentation.
- GEO252, field class in Lesvos, Greece. March 2017. Undergraduate level. Teaching staff.
- GEO252 and GEO358 field classes in Lesvos, Greece. March 2016. Undergraduate level. Teaching staff.
- Faculty of Social Science Doctoral Training Programme, Quantitative Methods (FCS650). Semester 1, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Doctoral level. Teaching assistant/demonstrator.
- Data, Visualisation and GIS (GEO6016). Semester 1, 2016. Master level. Teaching assistant/demonstrator and lectures.
- Faculty of Social Sciences Achieve More: The State of Sheffield (IPS101). February 2015, February 2016, and January 2017. Undergraduate level. Facilitator.
- Website design for GEO358, 2015-2016. Undergraduate level. Tutor.
- Introduction to spatial microsimulation with R. University of Leeds (May) and University of Cambridge, 2015. Doctoral and post–doctoral level. Demonstrator.
Continued Professional Development
- R Master Developer Workshop with RStudio (2016).
- Ethical Considerations in Community-Based Participatory Research (2013).
- Intelligence, Surveillance and Assessment: Assessment of the Population’s Health and Wellbeing (2011).
- Leadership and Collaborative Working: Tools for Leadership and Collaborative Working for Public Health (2011).
- Advanced website design
Photography has been a hobby of mine for many years now, but it’s only recently that I’ve learned that good photography is about making images, rather than taking pictures. The difference is deciding beforehand how your image will look, then using your camera and equipment to make that image happen. The alternative is taking pictures and hoping one or two come out ok.
I enjoy photography both for its inherent creativity, as well as the technical nature of using a camera. I’m particularly partial to portraiture and street photography.
You can see my current and previous projects on Flickr.