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Professor Gwilym Pryce

Professor Gwilym Pryce

Gwilym Pryce is Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics at the University of Sheffield. He holds a joint appointment in the Sheffield Methods Institute and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. Gwilym is Co-Director of the ESRC Understanding Inequalities project, Director of the Advanced Quantitative Methods pathway of the White Rose DTC and is the Sheffield Director of the £6m ESRC CDT in New Forms of Data which spans social science, engineering, health, law and computer science.

He was formerly: (i) Founding Director of the £1.6m Glasgow Q-Step Centre, (ii) Associate Director of the £10m Urban Big Data Centre, (iii) Co-Director of the £4m ESRC AQMeN Centre; (iv) Founding Director of the Sheffield Methods Institute, and (vi) Glasgow PI on the £1.6m EPSRC CREW project. In these various roles, Gwilym has worked across a variety of inter-disciplinary areas including the socio-economic impacts of climate change, urban segregation and inequality, urban economics, and housing supply. He has also worked closely with policy makers and stakeholders including membership on the Defra Economic Advisory Panel and the DCLG Expert Panel on Housing Markets and Planning; and has been an academic consultant to HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority.

His current research interests are primarily in social segregation and the impacts of neighbourhoods on the life outcomes.