Dr Mark Brown, Social Statistics
Research focus: Population studies in the UK.
A main feature of Mark’s teaching is the use of real data in the classroom. He teaches data skills in the context of real issues to help answer the questions student’s care about the most. He is currently co-directing The Manchester Q-Step Centre, a project aiming to expand the use of quantitative data and methods in undergraduate students.
Mark recognises the early fears that some students have in studying statistics, he believes if taught in the context of real and relevant questions and problems then students can more readily understand and enjoy their application. Mark’s commitment to teaching over the past 22 years here at Manchester was recognised in 2013, when he was awarded ‘The University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Award’.