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Dr Adam Dennett
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

I am a currently Lecturer in Smart Cities and Urban Analytics in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London.

Previously in UCL I worked as lead researcher on the migration stream of the Explaining, Modelling & Forecasting Global Dynamics (ENFOLD-ing) project and as a Research Associate for both the UK Data Service Census Support Service (with Oliver Duke-Williams in the Department for Information Studies) and the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS).

Prior to joining UCL, I worked in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. For four years I was involved in facilitating access for academic users to large (primarily census but increasingly non-census), interaction data sets as a research officer for the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER) project funded by the ESRC. 

Whilst at Leeds I completed my PhD, with a thesis titled "Understanding internal migration in Britain at the start of the 21st Century". Part of this work involved developing a national geodemographic area classification based on the characteristics of migrants and migration flows; a classification which has used as a framework for monitoring changes in the patterns of internal migration in Britain between censuses. 

I have also had another career as a secondary school teacher. After completing a degree in geography at Lancaster University and teacher training at the University of Cambridge I worked for three years as a geography teacher at Hedingham School in Essex.



Research Summary

 I have a range of research interests which all fall broadly under the banner of quantitative human / population geography. 

Much of my recent work has explored techniques for modelling and understanding internal and international migration. In addition, I currently lead the SYLLS (Synthetic Data Estimation for UK Longitudinal Studies) project which is involved in developing techniques to generate artificial micro-level longitudinal population data. 

I am interested in all areas of population geography and demography – particularly the application of statistical, mathematical and GIS techniques in the understanding human spatial patterns and processes.



Teaching Summary

I currently teach the BENVGA3 Geographic Information Systems and Science course in CASA / the wider Bartlett faculty.

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