I am Professor of Quantitative Human Geography at the University of Bristol (since 2001), being Head of the School of Geographical Sciences 2005-9. Prior to this, I held a personal chair and was Professor of Geography at the University of Portsmouth. I am a Fellow of the British Academy (elected 2016 to Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics (Section 4) and to Anthropology and Geography (Section 3)). The citation on election reads ‘Kelvyn Jones is an internationally leading quantitative social scientist. He has made major contributions to the analysis and interpretation of large and complex data sets in a broad field of quantitative social sciences, including geography, and is extremely active in promoting training in quantitative analysis in the social sciences.”
I am an Academician of the Social Sciences (elected 2008), and A Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (elected 2013). I was featured in the top 20 most cited human geographers of the last half century as of 2009. I was appointed as a panel member for Geography and Environmental Studies for two Research Assessment Exercises. I led the RAE/REF submission for the School of Geographical Sciences at Bristol for the last two assessments when the UOA was placed in first position, a position it has occupied in each and every assessment exercise since its inception. I am also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Leuven. In 2013 I was awarded the Murchison Award, the senior award of the Royal Geographical Society for 'publications on quantitative geography'. I was awarded by graduating students the School Teaching Prize in 2013. I have run advanced workshops in multilevel modelling for many years at the University of Essex Summer School and at the Swiss Summer School for Social Science Methods.