Philip Rees

Phil Rees has been professor of population geography at the University of Leeds since 1990, having previously been Reader (1980-90) and Lecturer (1970-80). His research focuses on population analysis in a wide range of applications. Recently he has worked with John Parsons for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimating the socio-demographic makeup of the regions of the UK for 2010 and 2020 as part of a project on child poverty. This project included ethnic group projections for UK regions, which are being intensively developed in 2007-9 with funding from ESRC. He has studied the social geography of the UK and the US using population census data from 1960/61 to 2000/01. He assisted Daniel Vickers in producing the new 2001 Census Output Area Classification (OAC) which is being widely used by social scientists and practitioners as a convenient way of summarizing millions of data about small areas. From 1992 to 2002 Phil Rees coordinated the ESRC/JISC Census Programme, which delivered census data in electronic form, free at the point of use, to all UK HE and FE staff and students. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE in recognition of this work. Throughout his working career Phil Rees has been an active teacher of undergraduates, masters students and doctoral postgraduates. He uses computer-based practicals in his demographic methods course and employs e-learning materials on census analysis in both distance and campus based masters’ programmes. With David Martin and Paul Williamson he edited The Census Data System, Wiley (2002). Other edited books include Population Migration in the European Union, Wiley (1996), Elderly Migration and Population Redistribution, Belhaven (1992), Migration Processes and Patterns Volume 2, Belhaven (1992), Population Structures and Models, Allen and Unwin (1986), Regional Demographic Development, Croom Helm (1979) and Models of Cities and Regions, Wiley (1976).


E-Learning for Geographers: Online Materials, Resources, and Repositories
Philip Rees, Louise MacKay, David Martin, Helen Durham. © 2009. 364 pages.
Technological advances have created the ability to put lectures, tutorials, and student activities online for academic instructors. However, for most teachers, especially those...
Developing E-Learning in Geography
Philip Rees, Louise Mackay, David Martin, Gráinne Conole, Hugh Davis. © 2009. 19 pages.
Technologies offer a range of tantalizing potentials for education—in terms of providing access to media- rich context and for students to visualize and interact with learning...
Census and Population Analysis
David Martin, Philip Rees, Helen Durham, Stephen A. Matthews. © 2009. 23 pages.
This chapter presents the development of a series of shared learning materials prepared to facilitate teaching in human geography. The principal focus of this work has been on...
Reflections, Lessons Learnt, and Conclusions
Louise Mackay, David Martin, Philip Rees, Helen Durham. © 2009. 8 pages.
In this book we have illustrated the materials, software, and experience of developing and delivering geography e-learning courses and learning activities. In this chapter we...