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I am a social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems/Science mostly applied in urban settings. I am associate editor for the journal Heliyon Environment and co-editor for the journal Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SAGE).

My research and teaching interests involve the analysis of large spatial data related to urban sprawl and land use change, health inequalities and active transport (walking and cycling) and more recently, linguistic landscapes. The substantive question driving my research is to what extent the environment (broadly defined) influences individual behaviours and outcomes. I am also a great advocate of open data and open source software for scientific research and dissemination.

Associate Editor (2020-...)  Heliyon Environment (Cell Press)

Editorial Board (2020-...) Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Associate Editor (2013-20)  Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Editorial Board  (2018-...) Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (Springer)
Editorial Board  (2019-...) Urban Planning (Cogitatio Open Access) 
Advisory Board (2020-...) Patterns (Cell Press)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD

31 Mar 200031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Mar 2000

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