I am an Assistant Professor in Digital Information Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCL, and was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.
My research interests include web-based access to geographic data (including presentation of spatial data, and dissemination of demographic data); disclosure control issues, especially those associated with migration and commuting data, and the past, present and future of census taking and other demographic information capture in the UK.
I am interested in spatial visualisaton of various kinds of data, and how we can use maps and other visualisation tools to make patterns in data easier to see and understand.
The ESRC CeLSIUS project, which provides access to and expert support for the ONS Longitudinal Study (LS). The LS is a linked sample of about 1% of the population of England and Wales, containing census records from the censuses of 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and (soon to be added) 2011 (as many of these for which sample members were present), plus vital events records and other data. [Co-Investigator]
- As part of my work on CeLSIUS, I am also work on the CALLS Hub. The Hub aims to improve integration between the LS for England and Wales with sister studies in Scotland and in Northern Ireland. This includes training and support materials, harmonisation of metadata, and developing methodology that allows research to be conducted at a UK level across different studies. [Co-Investigator]
- The ESRC Census Support Service. Census Support is a Value Added Service of the UK Data Service, and provides access to and support for various outputs from UK Censuses, including area statistics, microdata samples and digital boundary data. My particular interest is in interaction data - flows of people between places through internal migration and commuting. Access to the flow data is via the Flowdata website. [Co-Investigator]
- The Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRCE). The ADRCE is one of a set of four national centres funded by the ESRC, and together with the Administrative Data Service, form the Administrative Data Research Network. [Co-Investigator]
- Hidden Histories: An Oral History of Digital Humanities. Working with Julianne Nyhan as part of her wider Hidden Histories project, we have been looking at changing patterns of publication in Digital Humanities journals.
- I also have folder noting miscellaneous bits of research
UCL extension: 37205
Direct line: 020 7679 7205 (non-UK: +44 20 7679 7205)
Office: Room G41, Foster Court
Dr Oliver Duke-Williams
Department of Information Studies
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Office hours 2019-2020
I am able to see students without appointment at the following times:
- Term 1: Tuesday 10am-11am
- Term 2: on sabbatical 2019/20
- Term 3: by arrangment