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Caitlin Robinson

Research Fellow, School of Geographical Science, University of Bristol

Caitlin Robinson is an Research Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in the School of Geographical Science at University of Bristol. Caitlin is currently leading a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship project mapping ambient vulnerabilities in UK cities.

As a quantitative human geographer, Caitlin's research investigates the causes and consequences of different types of spatial inequality, with a particular interest in energy poverty and energy justice. She takes a theory-led approach to spatial analyses, using quantitative, spatial datasets and methods to understand inequality across multiple scales.

​From 2020 until 2022, Caitlin was a Lecturer in Urban Analytics in the Department of Geography and Planning at University of Liverpool. Previously, Caitlin was a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies at Newcastle University. Here she worked on the Alan Turing Institute funded 'Spatial Inequality in the Smart City' project. This project explored the social and spatial inequalities embedded in sensor infrastructure increasingly deployed in cities.

Before joining Newcastle, Cait was a teaching-focused Lecturer in Geographical Information Systems at The University of Manchester where she also completed her PhD in Human Geography in 2019. Her PhD focused upon the geographies of vulnerability to energy poverty in case studies of England and China.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Urban Analytics, University of Liverpool