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

My research focuses on how social and urban processes shape inequalities in health and well-being. I am particularly interested in the role of day-to-day practices, social structure and mobility with a view to contribute to urban policy, transport planning and public health. Having a background in urban geography and planning, I develop a socio-spatial perspective on mobility and health and often process large population and consumer datasets using a range of data science methods.

I have conducted 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 as it relates to

  • Spatial analysis and statistics
  • 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)

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 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education University College London
2015 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Urban Geography University College London
2010 Dipl. Ing. Diplom- Ingenieur – Urban and Rural Planning Universitat Dortmund
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