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Dr Jens Kandt
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Gower Street
University College London
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 3880 (x 53880)
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Urban Geography and Data Science
  • Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Role
UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Research Summary

My research interests lie in the interplay of transport, mobility and health in urban environments, specifically the question of how day-to-day practices, social structure and geographical context influence inequalities in health and well-being. Throughout my research, I develop methodological innovations in processing both established and novel data sources (big data) for strategic applications in urban policy, transport planning and public health.


I have led and contributed to research projects on:

  • Transport, social inclusion and health
  • Social practice theory and health
  • Housing and health disparities
  • Intergenerational social and spatial mobility
  • Bio-social processes and population structure
  • Geodemographic analysis of health


A substantial part of my research is concerned with methodology in the areas of:

  • Spatial analysis, statistics and small area estimation
  • Data science techniques: ‘big’ population, consumer and travel smart card data
  • Specialised GIScience with focus on regionalisation and surname geographies
  • Case-based methods: classification, cluster analysis, sequence analysis, geodemographics
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Bayesian inference
Teaching Summary

I advise doctoral students on the following topics
  • Transport, health and social exclusion
  • Social and spatial health disparities
  • Health inequalities and planning

I teach on CASA's MSc 'Smart Cities and Urban Analytics' and lead the following modules:
  • Urban Systems Theory (CASA0001)
  • Smart Cities: Context, Policy and Governance (CASA0008)

Appointments
21-AUG-2017 Lecturer The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis University College London, United Kingdom
01-DEC-2015 – 18-AUG-2017 Research Associate Geography University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2014 – 30-JUN-2015 Research Assistant Geography University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2012 – 31-MAR-2013 Teaching Assistant Geography University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2009 – 31-DEC-2015 Researcher LSE Cities London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2018   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2015   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2010   Diplom- Ingenieur Universitat Dortmund
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