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2004 PhD, Artificial Intelligence, School of Computing, University of Leeds.
2001 MSc, Geographical Information Systems, University of Leeds.
1998 BA(hons), Archaeology, Grey College, Durham University.
Research and Teaching
ESRC-Alan Turing Professorial Fellow, Alan Turing Institute (2018 – ),
Professor of Geocomputation, School of Geography, University of Leeds (2016 – ),
Associate Professor in Geocomputation School of Geography, University of Leeds, (2014 – 2016 ),
Leader: Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy School of Geography, University of Leeds (2016 – 2018)
Periods of maternity leave: Dec 2007 – Dec 2008; March 2010 – March 2011 Nov 2013 – Nov 2014. I was 0.6fte from March 2011 – Sept 2016.
Affiliations: Honorary Professor, Centre for Applied Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Posts: Chair of the International Geocomputation Committee (2012 – ); Chair and Treasurer: Geographical Information Systems Group (Royal Geographical Society); 2009 – 2013; 2015 -2018 .
Peer reviewer for Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (Agent-based residential simulation, August 2016), National Science Foundation (ABM of complex geographical systems, April 2014), Ontario Research Fund (Canada) (iCity, Oct, 2014), MRC (Estimation of Chronic Disease, Jan 2017). Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2014 – ).
Invited speaker: Symposia on theory development through ABM. (ABM and Behaviour; Hanover. July 2018, July 2019); Alan Turing Institute (Bringing the Social City to the Smart City, June 2018); ECQTG (Bringing the Social City to the Smart City, York, Sept 2017); Kings College London: Geocomputation Centre (Big Data and Geocomputation, Dec 2015); Doctoral Symposium: GI Science University of Salzberg, Austria(Agent-based Modelling, Sept 2013)
Invited participant: GIScience 2018, Geospatial Big Data and Agent-Based Models/Complexity Science(Melbourne, Australia, August 2018); Digitial Citizen Event: Loughbrough University, Modelling from the bottom-up, Jan 2016. ESRC International Benchmarking of Human Geography: Quantitative Methods Panel. RGS-IBG (May, 2012).
Editorial Board Member, Geographical Analysis (2017 – ); Heliyon (2018 – ), Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (2019 – )
Selected Research Awards
- 2019 – 2021: RADDISH (Alan Turing) Leeds PI
- 2019 – 2021: QUIPP (Alan Turing) Leeds PI
- 2019 – 2024 System-science Informed Public Health Economic Research for Non-communicable Disease Prevention (SIPHER) (Co-I: £6.9M UKPRP)
- 2019 – 2022 BESTMAP, H2020 (Co-I: £3.5M EU)
- 2018 – 2020 Quantifying Uncertainty in simulations, Alan Turing (PI:£250k)
- 2018 – 2020 Casual Inference Modelling and ABM, Alan Turing (PI:£250k)
- 2018 – 2022 Consumer Data Research Centre, ESRC (Co-I: £2.5M)
- 2018 – 2021 Bringing the Social City to the Smart City), Alan Turing/ESRC (PI: £0.5M).
Publications can be found here.