About

I write code to analyse spatial and non–spatial data sets. I release as much as I can under open–source licenses. I am the author of rakeR, an R package for simulating spatial data. You can see some of my other code projects on GitHub.

Education

I have a PhD in human geography from the University of Sheffield (2018). My thesis is entitled, “A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis of Health Inequalities and Health Resilience”. You can read the manuscript or view the source code. I was supervised by Professors Dimitris Ballas and Liddy Goyder, with support from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, especially Laurie Mott.

I have an MA with distinction in social research from the University of York (2010), and a BA (Hons) in Sociology from the University of York (2005).

Current role

I currently work on the “Long-term impacts of ‘Thatcherism’: crime, politics and inequality” project in the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield.

Teaching

I have taught on the following modules and courses:

2016–17

  • ESRA Summer School, University of the Aegean, Lesvos
  • GEO358 - European field class, University of Sheffield
    • Lesvos field class
    • Web design
  • Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield
  • GEO6016 - Data, visualisation and GIS (Masters), University of Sheffield
  • FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield

2015–16

  • GEO358 - European field class, University of Sheffield
    • Lesvos field class
    • Web design
  • GEO252 - European field class, University of Sheffield
  • Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield
  • FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield

2014–15

  • Social Science joint faculty interdisciplinary module, University of Sheffield
  • FCS650 - Quantitative methods (PhD), University of Sheffield
  • Spatial microsimulation in R, GeoTalisman, University of Leeds
  • Introductory spatial microsimulation in R, GeoTalisman, University of Cambridge
  • Introduction to spatial analysis in R, GeoTalisman, University of Leeds

2010–11

  • Statistics with SPSS, University of York