Phil Jones

Dr Phil Jones

Twitter: @philmikejones

Academic Profile

I joined the Centre for Criminological Research in June 2017 as a research associate on the Thatcher's Legacy project. I recently completed my PhD in human geography at the University of Sheffield. As such, I specialise in geographical and quantitative analysis. Before this I worked for Lancashire County Council as a senior research officer, working with a small team to research various social and political issues facing the council and its residents. We used a variety of methods including a panel survey, secondary data analysis, evaluation with key stakeholders and members of the public, and qualitative projects. I studied sociology as an undergraduate and social research methods as a postgraduate, both at the University of York.


  • PhD Geography, University of Sheffield (2017)
  • MA (distinction) Social Research Methods, University of York (2010)
  • BA (hons) Sociology, University of York (2005)

Teaching and Learning

I have taught quantitative methods to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level.
I have taught GIS to human geography masters students.
I taught on three undergraduate human geography field classes to Lesvos island, Greece.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Geography and GIS
  • Spatial microsimulation
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Social inequalities

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Quantitative and mixed methods
  • Geography and GIS