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Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics and Co-Director of the CDT in Data Analytics & Society, University of Sheffield

Gwilym Pryce is currently Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society, and Co-Director of the ESRC Understanding Inequality project. He was formerly the founding Director of the Sheffield Methods Institute, an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre at the University of Sheffield, Co-Director of th £4m ESRC AQMEN II Research Centre. He is also Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics in the Department of Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield, one of the leading departments of its kind in the UK. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Royal Statistics Society Social Statistics Division, a member of the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Economic Advisory Panel, and a member of the Built Environment Statistical Advisory Committee. He was formerly Director of Quantitative Methods, University of Glasgow, Director of the £1.6m Glasgow Q-Step Centre, and Associate Director of the £10m Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC). He continues to lead the Integrated Multi-sectoral Model of Employment and Migration UBDC research strand.

He has published over 70 articles, book chapters, books and reports, and is an editorial board member of 5 international academic journals. He has been the recipient of a number of academic prizes and awards including the Literati Network Awards for Excellence Outstanding Paper Award (2012), the European Real Estate Society Award for Best Paper in Real Estate Economics (2011), and the Hypoteční Banka Award for Best European Network of Housing Research Paper (2009). He was formerly a member of the UK Government’s Expert Panel on Housing and Planning, and has previously been an Academic Advisor on a number of UK government initiatives, including the HM Treasury Barker Review of Housing Supply, the National Statisticians Review of Housing Market Statistics, the Financial Services Authority Mortgage Market Review. From 2008 to 2011 Gwilym was Principal Investigator on the EWESEM (Extreme Weather Event Socio-Economic Model) project – one of the 5 main work-streams of the £1.6m EPSRC CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) consortium.


  • –present
    Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics, University of Sheffield