Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:30PM
Museum of London

Counting What Counts or (Simply) Measuring the Measurable?

Dr Laura Davison

Dr Laura Davison, the Head of Research, works for the City of London Corporation where she runs a programme spanning local communities and demographics, infrastructure, regulation and taxation, emerging markets and global competitiveness. She faces the unique challenge of measuring a borough with largest working population in Lodnon and a city with a residential population of less than 10,000.

In this part of the 'Measuring Up Cities' conference, focussing primarily on Greater London, Dr Davison explains the work of her department. How figures are collated and thence published to the public. 

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Dr Laura Davison is the Head of Research at the City of London Corporation where she runs a programme spanning local communities and demographics, infrastructure, regulation and taxation, emerging markets and global competitiveness. She has worked on a wide range of projects involving the use of data to evaluate and inform strategy at a London and City level, on areas such as employment, health, regulatory impact, city competitiveness, economic growth, and business data.  Prior to joining the City Corporation in 2007, she was a psychologist with eleven years of experience in research and consultancy, most recently as a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University where she worked on a number of large-scale educational programmes and evaluations. Her previous research interests at Birmingham University included the development of memory and representation. She remains a Chartered Psychologist and has published in a range of journals.

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