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Associate Professor in Applied Spatial Analysis, University of Leeds

I am an Associate Professor in Applied Spatial Analysis based at the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP), University of Leeds. I carry out applied high impact research in collaboration with commercial and public sector organisations. Research interests include spatial and quantitative analysis for retail location planning and analytics, consumer data analysis, health service delivery, census/neighbourhood analysis, geodemographics, household energy, transport and urban planning. I am part of the Consumer Data Research Centre, and affiliated with Leeds Institute for Data Analytics.

I am co-investigator on an ESRC funded Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (SDAI) project titled ‘WatPop: Understanding seasonal population change’, working with the University of Plymouth, Office for National Statistics (ONS) and South West Water to infer dwelling type and occupancy characteristics using water metering data.

I led research related to the concept of ‘e-food deserts’ – neighbourhoods with poor access to grocery retail, specifically incorporating indicators of groceries e-commerce home delivery availability. Outputs from that work, including a national ‘e-food desert index’ are via the Consumer Data Research Centre.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Applied Spatial Analysis, University of Leeds


  • 2013 
    University of Leeds, PhD/Human Geography