In its first ten years, S3RI has forged many strong links with organisations in the UK and across the world. Our statisticians have worked on the 2001 and 2011 censuses; we have further partnerships with the Office for National Statistics (ONS), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the UK Government’s Defence, Science and Technology Agency (dstl) among many others.
Many of S3RI's achievements involve collaborations with academic colleagues elsewhere in the University of Southampton, especially in Mathematics, Social Sciences, Social Statistics and Demography.
Among our achievements in recent years:
Research with ONS has helped transform the accuracy with which census data is able to estimate the UK population's size and characteristics. Approximately three million people were missing from the 2001 UK Census, an omission that could cause problems for Government analysis and planning for future services. Our research carried out at the University of Southampton into survey design and estimation has helped address this problem.
Accurate space-time modelling and forecasting methods for levels of air pollution, across vast regions in the United States, have delivered significant health and economic benefits. Our research has protected people from scientifically established and well known, harmful effects of air pollution by providing them with highly reliable air quality forecasts so that they can limit their exposure by staying indoors.