I am a demographer who has worked to improve community participation in statistical policy and in the creation and use of statistics. My working life has been oriented to local authority analysis and planning. My employment has mainly been with West Yorkshire councils and Manchester University. I have co-authored books 'Statistics in Society', 'Sleepwalking to segregation? Challenging myths about race and migtration', 'Making local population statistics', and 'Ethnic identities and inequalities in Britain'.