Dr Mark Fransham

Mark is a Senior Research Officer and the Departmental Lecturer in Quantitative Methods.  He teaches quantitative methods for the MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation, convenes the Methods Hub for DPhil students and supervises students on both our MSc courses.  Mark’s research interests are in spatial economic inequality, its measurement, causes and consequences; the social and economic policies that aim to address these inequalities; and the spatial impact of public policy that is 'place blind' but nonetheless has uneven geographic effects.  He also has interests in population geography and the methods used in the production of official demographic statistics. 

Mark is a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and a Visiting Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute (III) of the London School of Economics & Political Science.  He acts as an advisor to the Office for National Statistics on the UK Population Theme Advisory Board and the Government Statistical Service Migration Expert Group.   

Research interests
  • Geographic economic inequalities:
    • Measurement, causes and consequences
    • Social and economic policy aimed at reducing spatial inequality
    • The differential spatial impact of ‘place blind’ policy
  • Poverty, housing and social security
  • Population geography, official demographic methods and their use in policymaking
  • Quantitative methods for social science
  • MSc in Comparative Social Policy
  • MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation