Publications and presentations


  • Sturdy, P., Bremner, S., Harper, G., Mayhew, L., Eldridge, S., Eversley, J., Sheikh A., Hunter, S., Boomla, K., Feder, G., Prescott, K and Griffiths, C (2012) Impact of asthma on educational attainment in a socioeconomically deprived population: a study linking health, education and social care datasets. PLOS ONE, Volume 7 (11)
  • Harper, G & Mayhew, L (2012) Using Administrative Data to Count Local Populations. Journal of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Volume 5 (2), 97-122. DOI 10.1007/s12061-011-9063-y
  • Harper, G & Mayhew, L (2012) Applications of Population Counts Based on Administrative Data at Local Level. Journal of Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Volume 5 (3), 183-209. DOI 10.1007/s12061-011-9062-z


Book chapters:

  • Frost, M and Harper, G. The Challenge of Profiling Communities. In Belsky, J., Barnes, J. & Melhuish, E.C. (Editors) (2007) The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?  Bristol: The Policy Press pp 45-61


  • Harper, G ‘Exploiting administrative data in the UK as an alternative to the Census’, Population Geography in a Post-Census World, 32nd International Geography Congress, 30th August 2012, University of Cologne
  • Harper, G ‘Using Administrative Data for Local Purposes in Great Britain’, Life After the Census: Using Administrative Data to Analyse Society, 9th May 2012 University of Ulster. The Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study Research Forum
  • Harper, G and Mayhew, L ‘Using Administrative Data to Count Local Populations and Profile Households’, British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, 8th September 2011, University of York
  • Harper, G and Mayhew, L ‘Using Administrative Data to Estimate Population Size and Structure’, LARIA (Local Area Research and Intelligence Association) Annual Conference – Doing More With Less, 4th April 2011, University of York