Phil Mike Jones

ImageUnderstanding Health Resilience


Dr. Dimitris Ballas (Geography) and Prof. Liddy Goyder (ScHARR)

Funded by

University of Sheffield Building Economies and Resilient Societies (BEARS) studentship


imageI'm interested in health resilience. Is it conceptually meaningful? Is it measurable? Is it useful if we can measure it? Can knowledge about it be applied to improve health for some? What makes some people resilient while others are not? My research is part of the BEARS network of students exploring different aspects of resilience, who are supported by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

Image: The top map shows Doncaster electoral wards (2011) using British National Grid projection. In the bottom map the wards have been reprojected so that larger areas show greater numbers of people with a limiting long-term illness, while smaller areas are those with fewer people with a limiting long-term illness (Census, 2011). As you can see, this is not uniformly distributed.

Research interests and specialisms

  • Health resilience
  • Health and social inequalities
  • Spatial microsimulation
  • GIS and spatial analysis
  • Quantitative and mixed-methods research
  • Open source software (R, QGIS, LaTeX)

Previous research experience

  • Senior research officer, Lancashire County Council
  • Independent social and market research consultant


  • MA (distinction) Social Research University of York
  • BA (Hons) Sociology University of York



See my ORCID profile


Mostly private posts for research notes, but also posts about research methods and photography (my other great interest):


Address: Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Winter Street, Sheffield, S3 7ND, D5.