Gwilym Pryce is currently Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics at the University of Sheffield. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Glasgow in 1999 whilst working as an ESRC Research Fellow and then as Lecturer in the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow. He progressed to Senior Lecturer in 2003 and Professor in 2006. In 2013, Gwilym became the Director of the Glasgow ESRC Q-Step Centre, and Associate Director of the ESRC Urban Big Data Centre. He moved to the University of Sheffield in 2014 as founding Director of the Sheffield Methods Institute, home to the ESRC Sheffield Q-Step Centre and associate member of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Gwilym was also the Co-Director of the ESRC Understanding Inequalities project (2017-2021) helping develop new methods and conceptual frameworks for exploring the changing patterns of spatial inequality in the UK. He extended these new approaches to explore similar issues in China as Principal Investigator for the GCRF project on Health & Environmental Inequalities in Hebei Province (2017-2019) and lead editor of the Open Access Springer edited volume, “Urban Segregation and Inequality in Europe and China.” Gwilym currently leads the ESRC/Nordforsk Life at the Frontier project researching the impacts of segregation on migrant communities in the UK, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. He is also the Sheffield Director of the ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Analytics and Society.
Gwilym has extensive experience of working with stakeholders at the national and local levels. He was formerly a member of Defra’s Economic Advisor Panel; and of the UK Government’s Expert Panel on Housing and Planning. He was an academic advisor on HM Treasury Barker Review of Housing Supply; the National Statisticians Review of Housing Market Statistics; and the Financial Services Authority Mortgage Market Review. He has recently worked closely with senior government officials in Hebei Province, China, on issues of segregation, and inequality. He continues to work closely with a number of public and private sector organisations including: Sheffield City Region, HM Home Office, West Midlands Police, South Yorkshire Police, Office for National Statistics, and Shelter.
Gwilym’s main roles in the ESRC Centre for Care will be to oversee the bi-monthly methodology seminars; and to lead the Space and Place research strand of “Research Group B: Inequalities in care: consequences, planning and place”, exploring issues of life-course and geographical inequalities associated with social care.
- Urban segregation and inequality
- Housing wealth inequality
- Migrant integration and social mobility
- Geographical and life-course inequalities in social care
- Owen, G., Chen, Y., Birabi, T., Pryce, G., Song, H., & Wang, B. (2022). Residential segregation of migrants: Disentangling the intersectional and multiscale segregation of migrants in Shijiazhuang, China. Urban Studies, 00420980221076802.
- Pryce, G. et al. (2021). Urban Inequality and Segregation in Europe and China: Towards a New Dialogue. Springer Nature.
- Fingleton, B., Olner, D., & Pryce, G. (2020). Estimating the local employment impacts of immigration: A dynamic spatial panel model. Urban Studies, 57(13), 2646-2662.
- Zhang, M. L., & Pryce, G. (2020). The dynamics of poverty, employment and access to amenities in polycentric cities: Measuring the decentralisation of poverty and its impacts in England and Wales. Urban Studies, 57(10), 2015-2030.
- Dong, G., Ma, J., Lee, D., Chen, M., Pryce, G., & Chen, Y. (2020). Developing a locally adaptive spatial multilevel logistic model to analyze ecological effects on health using individual census records. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 110(3), 739-757.
- Bakens, J., & Pryce, G. (2019). Homophily horizons and ethnic mover flows among homeowners. Housing Studies, 34(6), 925-945.
- Piekut, A., Pryce, G., & van Gent, W. (2019). Segregation in the twenty first century: Processes, complexities and future directions. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 110(3), 225-234.
- Dean, N., Dong, G., Piekut, A., & Pryce, G. (2019). Frontiers in residential segregation: understanding neighbourhood boundaries and their impacts. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, 110(3), 271-288.
- Easton, S., & Pryce, G. (2019). Not so welcome here? Modelling the impact of ethnic in-movers on the length of stay of home-owners in micro-neighbourhoods. Urban Studies, 56(14), 2847-2862.
- Zhu, J., Pryce, G., & Brown, S. (2019). Immigration and house prices under various labour market structures in England and Wales. Urban Studies, 56(9), 1801-1817.
- Dean, N., & Pryce, G. (2017). Is the housing market blind to religion? A perceived substitutability approach to homophily and social integration. Urban Studies, 54(13), 3058-3070.
- Kavanagh, L., Lee, D., & Pryce, G. (2016). Is poverty decentralizing? Quantifying uncertainty in the decentralization of urban poverty. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(6), 1286-1298.