I studied at the University of Edinburgh
obtaining a BSc (hons) in Geology and Physical Geography
and an MSc in Geographical Information Science
. Prior to starting my PhD at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
(CASA), University College London,
I worked as a research and information officer for Edinburgh City Council.
My PhD thesis was entitled 'Experimenting with Cities: Utilizing
Agent-Based Models and GIS to Explore Urban Dynamics.' This research
investigated the potential of integrating GIS and agent-based models
thus providing the ability to link agents to actual 'real' world places.
The PhD was carried out under the supervision of Professor's Michael Batty
and Paul Longley
and sponsored by the Greater London Authority
(GLA) Economics unit
After successfully completing my PhD and before joining George Mason
University, I held the position of 'GLA Economics Research Fellow in
Urban Systems' at CASA where I continued to develop geographical
explicit agent-based models along with exploring and developing various
other GIS applications and models focused around London.
interests relate to exploring, understanding and the communication of the physical and socio-economic environments using GIS, spatial analysis, geovisualization, agent-based modeling and social network analysis (SNA) methodologies. These research interests have resulted in several publications