Research Fellow in Transport and Big Data, University of Leeds

I am a computational geographer and transport researcher with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data analysis and modelling. Based at the Institute for Transport Studies, my work focusses on building the evidence base needed for a transition away from fossil fuels in the transport sector.

Through my PhD on the Energy Costs of Commuting, I developed a strong interest in modelling large transport systems at high levels of geographical resolution, which have grown during my academic career. I am currently applying my skills to tackle a range of applied and academic problems in transportation, including:

– Development of online, interactive tools for transport planning.
– Analysis of the potential for shifts to sustainable transport modes at high levels of geographical resolution (down to the road segment level).
– Developing and teaching new open source software for transport planning.
– Modelling decarbonisation pathways for city, national and global transport systems as part of a global transition away from fossil fuels.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Geospatial Analysis, University of Leeds

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Sheffield, PhD in Geography