Prof Ludi Simpson

Honorary Professor (School of Social Sciences and Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research)

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Currently working independently on a variety of research projects, my previous employment was as Research Fellow and then Professor of Population Studies at the University of Manchester, where I retain an honorary post. From 1981 to 2003 I worked in Bradford and other local authorities on census and demographic analysis within local planning, representing local authorities to central government in the CLIP population statistics group and working within the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association. The POPGROUP demographic software has been a continuing commitment since its beginnings in 1999. Other long-term interests are the measurement of migration, Latin American demography, ethnicity and demography, and the relationships between government, statistics, authority, democracy and material needs. I can be most easily contacted by email or by telephone on 01274-591935.

Employment history

2008-current: Professor of Population Studies, University of Manchester (honorary post); research and advice for academic and government projects

2003-2008: Reader in Social Statistics, then Professor of Population Studies, University of Manchester

1992-2003: Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Manchester, part time.

1997-1998: Research Fellow, University of Southampton, part-time.

1981-2003: Research officer with Bradford and Calderdale Councils, and Sheffield Polytechnic Centre for Educational Management and Administration.

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Honorary Professor, University of St Andrews

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