Professor Scott Orford is the Data Director for the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE).
He is a Professor in Geographic Information Science and Spatial Analysis at Cardiff University and is the Research Data Manager and Data Integration Co-ordinator of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD).
Scott is leading the work on the CaCHE DataNavigator and Portal, the Wiki-based learning zone, and training in secondary data use, data linkage and interpretation. He heads the Data User Group, working with key external data providers and experts to ease access to housing and housing-related data.
Scott has expertise in data portals, meta-data creation, data search and discovery, data integration and data construction. His research interests also include housing market modelling, house price analysis and small area mapping and analysis using statistical spatial models.
Scott has published in a wide range of academic journals and undertaken policy research for the Welsh Government.