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Academic Experience to Date

January 2021-Present

Lecturer in Urban Data Science

As Leader of the MSc in Urban Data Science and Analytics in the School of Geography at the Univeristy of Leeds, UK, I teach several core modules, supervise research students, and conduct research into a range of socio-spatial topics, with academic and government partners. Through this role and additional training, I have also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

February 2019 - December 2020

Research Associate

After completing my PhD, I worked for two years as a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the Centre for Regional and Urban Devlopment Studies (CURDS) and the Spatial Analytics and Modelling Lab (SAM) at the University of Newcastle, UK. I researched spatial inequalities across urban health, deprivation, and greenspace through spatio-temporal approaches.

March 2018 - January 2019

Academic Technologist

For a 10-month period, I worked part time in a teaching-focused role as Academic Technologist with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. I supported Masters students in their research, and developed and delivered teaching materials relating to spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems with QGIS and R, in the form of Dissertation workshops, and as well as core ‘Spatial Methods and Practice in Urban Science’ module lectures and lab sessions. I supported the department in online data collection, and spatial analysis. I assisted in managing the Centre’s website, and provided technical assistance.

October 2015 - March 2018

Sessional Teacher

While studying for my PhD, I provided teaching support as a Demonstrator and Associate Tutor for several Undergraduate- and Masters- level modules in the Departments of Computer Science and Social Science, including Foundations of Data Analytics, Research Methods, and Social Informatics, which focuses on designing user interfaces.

September 2015 - March 2019

PhD Student

My PhD, titled, “Bringing cities to life: the relationship between urban greenspace and mental wellbeing” was undertaken within Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities Centre for Doctoral Training. I researched how urban greenspaces are associated with improved mental health, using spatial methods to analyse large UK data sets, exploring which characteristics and measures of greenspace are most beneficial to individual mental wellbeing. Consequently, I made health-based recommendations for urban greenspace design. I also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science during this time.

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