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Professor Kelvyn Jones


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I am Professor of Quantitative Human Geography at the University of Bristol (since 2001), being Head of the School of Geographical Sciences 2005-9. Prior to this, I held a personal chair and was Professor of Geography at the University of Portsmouth.  I am a Fellow of the British Academy (elected 2016  to Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics (Section 4) and to Anthropology and Geography (Section 3)). The citation on election reads  ‘Kelvyn Jones is an internationally leading quantitative social scientist. He has made major contributions to the analysis and interpretation of large and complex data sets in a broad field of quantitative social sciences, including geography, and is extremely active in promoting training in quantitative analysis in the social sciences.” 

I am also  an Academician of the Social Sciences (elected 2008), and  a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (elected 2013) and featured in the top 20 most cited human geographers of the last half century as of 2009. I was appointed as a panel member for Geography and Environmental Studies for two Research Assessment Exercises. I led the RAE/REF subsmission for the School for the last two assessments when the UOA was placed in first position, a position it has occupied in each and every assessment exercise since its inception(see Most world leading research by subject area).  I am a Visiting Professor at the Statistics Research Centre at the Univerity of Leuven. in 2013 I was awarded the Murchison Award, the senior award of the Royal Geographical Society for 'publications on quantitative geography'. I was awarded by graduating students the A G Hoare School Teaching Prize in that year. I have run advanced workshops in multilevel modeling for many years at the  University of Essex Summer School and at the Swiss Summer School for Social Science Methods. I am married to Tina and we have one son, Alex.




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