Policy Fellowship for Daniel Shaw

Chief Statistician, Fire, Licensing and Public Order Analysis, Home Office Analysis and Insight (view profile)

Daniel is senior government statistician with 10 years experience working in a number of central government statistical roles. Daniel began his career working in the Government Statistical Service in the Department for Health and has since worked in a number of roles in MHCLG, including in central strategy, fire statistics, planning and affordable housing before taking overall responsibility for all MHCLG housing and planning statistics.  

A large part of his career has been spent producing detailed statistical reports and providing evidence for policy development most recently including various areas of housing and planning policy. 

Daniel current role is head of housing and planning statistics for MHCLG, leading a team of statisticians and working closely with social researchers, economist and policy colleagues. The team covers a wide range of data on housing and planning, providing analysis and evidence to support the policy development agenda of the department. 

Objectives.

  • To gain new perspectives on complex policy challenges and generate new ideas on ways to analyse these challenges. 

  • To have a better understanding of new technologies, how they could be utilised and what the potential long term impacts are 

  • To learn about new techniques in data analysis and how these could be used to provide more insight into housing and planning, providing evidence to help shape future policy

Questions

  • 1. What are the potential long term impacts, benefits and risks of additional competition in the affordable housing market from the involvement of for-profit providers? 
  • 2. How can government statisticians and analysts maintain trust in official evidence whilst making as much underlying data as possible available as open data which others are free to interpret? 
  • 3. What is the potential longer term for technology and radical policy change to be disruptors in the housing market and what effect may these have on supply and prices (Thinking of modern construction, robot labour, applications of artificial intelligence, universal income or other radical welfare changes)? 
  • 4. How could housing built in the future change further to better tackle climate change and is this achievable alongside the demand for scale in supply? 
  • 5. How could artificial intelligence and machine learning/data science be applied to mine housing market and planning data and what additional insights might this yield? Are there other administrative data sources that could be interrogated to enhance our traditional data collections?  
  • 8 Mar 2020

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College

    Room K4 is booked for you. Accommodation is available from 2pm on the day of arrival; guests are asked to check out and remove their luggage before 9.30am on the day of departure (but the Porters' Lodge can store luggage until later in the day if necessary). Guests are welcome to have breakfast in the Buttery, open Monday to Friday between 8am and 10am (cash and card accepted).

    Please call the Porters Lodge on 01223 338100 with your estimated time of arrival if you will be arriving later than 9pm.

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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    Directions to next meeting: 6 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 09:00 – 09:20

    Meeting with Katie Cohen, Researcher, Centre for Science and Policy

    k.cohen@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: 16 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 09:45 – 10:45

    Meeting with Matthew Bullock, Master Emeritus, St Edmund's College Cambridge

    mpdb2@cam.ac.uk

    Hawks' Club 18 Portugal Place Cambridge CB5 8AF
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    Directions to next meeting: 11 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Thies Lindenthal, University Lecturer in Real Estate Finance, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

    htl24@cam.ac.uk

    Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP
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    Directions to next meeting: 7 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 12:30 – 13:00

    Meeting with Dr Rory Coulter, Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography, University College London

    r.coulter@ucl.ac.uk

    Skype username: rory.coulter1. If any troubles, please call Rory at 02076790549.

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1QA
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    Directions to next meeting: 7 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 13:00 – 14:00

    Lunch Break

  • 9 Mar 2020 14:00 – 15:30

    Meeting with Dr Gemma Burgess, Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Housing Planning and Research (CCHPR), Dr Kwadwo Oti-Sarpong, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research and Dr Reyhaneh Shojaei, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research

    glb36@cam.ac.uk

    If you have any problems finding the dept, please call Gemma at 01223 764547 or Pam Lee at 01223 337118.

    Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street CB3 9EP
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    Directions to next meeting: 8 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 16:00 – 17:00

    Meeting with Dr Ying Jin, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

    yj242@cam.ac.uk

    Department of Architecture 1-5 Scroope Terrace Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1PX
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    Directions to next meeting: 6 minute walk.

  • 9 Mar 2020 19:20 – 21:15

    High Table Dinner at Pembroke College with Dr Mark Wormald and Sam Monger

    mrw1002@cam.ac.uk

    Please meet Mark and Sam at the Pembroke College Porter's Lodge at 7:25pm.

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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  • 9 Mar 2020

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College with Dr Mark Wormald and Sam Monger

    Room K4 is booked for you. Accommodation is available from 2pm on the day of arrival; guests are asked to check out and remove their luggage before 9.30am on the day of departure (but the Porters' Lodge can store luggage until later in the day if necessary). Guests are welcome to have breakfast in the Buttery, open Monday to Friday between 8am and 10am (cash and card accepted).

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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    Directions to next meeting: 5 minute walk.

  • 10 Mar 2020 09:15 – 10:15

    Meeting with Giorgio Caselli and Dr Andy Cosh, Assistant Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

    g.caselli@cbr.cam.ac.uk adc1@cam.ac.uk

    Please tap on the window of Andy's office (to the left of the front door).

    Centre for Business Research 12 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1AG
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    Directions to next meeting: 1 minute walk.

  • 10 Mar 2020 10:45 – 11:45

    Meeting with Dr David Cleevely, Chairman, Raspberry Pi

    david.office@cleevely.co.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1QA

    Directions to next meeting: 14 minute walk.

  • 10 Mar 2020 12:15 – 13:30

    Meeting with Professor Phil Allmendinger, Professor of Land Economy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

    pma32@cam.ac.uk

    Please meet Phil at the Porter's Lodge. Meeting over lunch.

    Clare College, Trinity Lane CB2 1TL (ask at Old Court Porters' Lodge)
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 13:30.

  • 10 Mar 2020 13:45 – 14:45

    Meeting with Dr Alex Freeman, Executive Director, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

    af621@cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Mathematical Sciences Wilberforce Road Cambridge CB3 0WA
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 14:45.

  • 10 Mar 2020 15:00 – 16:00

    Meeting with Paul Frainer, Assistant Director Strategy and Economy, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service

    paul.frainer@greatercambridgeplanning.org

    Reception Meeting Room 3 Guildhall Market Hill Cambridge CB2 3QJ
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  • 10 Mar 2020

    Overnight Accommodation at Pembroke College

    Room K4 is booked for you. Accommodation is available from 2pm on the day of arrival; guests are asked to check out and remove their luggage before 9.30am on the day of departure (but the Porters' Lodge can store luggage until later in the day if necessary). Guests are welcome to have breakfast in the Buttery, open Monday to Friday between 8am and 10am (cash and card accepted).

    Pembroke College Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1RF
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    Directions to next meeting: 12 minute walk.

  • 11 Mar 2020 09:30 – 10:30

    Meeting with Professor David Newbery, Emeritus Professor of Economics, and Director of Research, Energy Policy Research Group, University of Cambridge

    david.newbery@econ.cam.ac.uk

    Room 71, Faculty of Economics (Austin Robinson Building), Sidgwick Avenue CB3 9DD
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    Directions to next meeting: 15 minute walk.

  • 11 Mar 2020 11:00 – 12:00

    Meeting with Dr Auri Bukauskas, PhD Researcher, University of Bath , Dr Aftab Jalia, Research Associate, Centre for Digital Built Britain, Dr Antiopi Koronaki, Research Assistant, Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Michael Ramage, University Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge and Dr Darshil Shah, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Natural Material Innovation

    mhr29@cam.ac.uk

    Meeting with group working on timber housing.

    Centre for Natural Material Innovation Architecture Department 1-5 Scroope Terrace Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1PX
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    Directions to next meeting: CSaP to arrange taxi to pick up at 12:00.

  • 11 Mar 2020 12:15 – 13:00

    Meeting with Dr Advait Sarkar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge

    advait@microsoft.com

    Microsoft Research 21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB
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  • 11 Mar 2020 13:15 – 14:00

    Meeting with Professor Peter Guthrie, Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development, Department of Engineering and Professor C. ALAN SHORT, Professor of Architecture (1977), Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

    pmg31@cam.ac.uk cas64@cam.ac.uk

    Alan and Peter will be meeting at 12:30, so when you arrive at Clare Hall the porters will show you up to the dining hall to meet them.

    Clare Hall Herschel Road Cambridge CB3 9AL
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    Directions to next meeting: 23 minute walk.

  • 11 Mar 2020 14:15 – 14:45

    Meeting with Katie Cohen, Researcher, Centre for Science and Policy

    k.cohen@jbs.cam.ac.uk

    Centre for Science and Policy 10 Trumpington Street Cambridge CB2 1QA
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