A research blog by Dr Vikki Houlden
Nature. Wellbeing. Inequality
A Little About Me
I'm Dr Vikki Houlden, a Lecturer in Urban Data Science and leader of the MSc Urban Data Science and Analytics at the University of Leeds, and Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Through my research, I aim to understand the ways in which spaces and places embody inequalities, and the social structures influencing how people relate to their environment- I am particularly interestested in how urban landscapes impact health and wellbeing.
I approach urban challenges, such as greenspace, mental health and social peripheralisation, through geospatial methods and theory which draws on my interdisciplinary background in urban science, data analytics, engineering and geography.
Bringing Cities to Life
I perform geospatial data analytics to understand the complex socio-spatial place effects of greenspace on mental wellbeing in the urban environment
Precarity and Peripheralisation
I conduct spatio-temporal analyses to define cultural and economic concepts of ‘place’ and situate individuals to understand experiences of peripheralisation