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Professor Anthony Champion

Professor Anthony  Champion

Emeritus Professor of Population Geography at Newcastle University


Tony Champion is Emeritus Professor of Population Geography at Newcastle University. His research interests include migration and its impact on population distribution and composition, with particular reference to counter-urbanization in developed countries. He chaired the IBG Working Group on Migration in Britain, which led to the publication of Migration Processes and Patterns (1992), and the IUSSP Working Group on Urbanization, which led to New Forms of Urbanization: Beyond the Urban-Rural Dichotomy (2004). His most recent and current research is on the ‘escalator region’ effect in England, the role of migration in changing the socio-demographic profile of British cities and the relationship between migration and commuting in England, as well as the project on long-term trends in migration rates in the UK. He was President of the British Society for Population Studies in 2013-2015.