New research student projects
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:15:00 GMT
The department has two new research students who are:
Joanna Taylor: ‘Synthetic estimation of perceptions of antisocial behavior using the British Crime Survey’. This ESRC funded PhD research will build on multilevel synthetic estimation techniques by employing a GIS approach to enhance British Crime Survey data with other relevant spatially located datasets. The resultant dataset will be used to provide models and predictions of perceptions of antisocial behavior at the community level. The technique of synthetic estimation is widely used in health research but Joanna’s work is aiming to demonstrate how it can be extended to other government policy areas to help ensure large surveys provide better value for money and will feed into debates concerning the capacity of communities to become involved in the Big Society agendas. This research is being supervised by Liz Twigg, Kate Jones and John Mohan (Soton).
Adekanmi Iwogbemi: ‘Modelling an optimal location of waste management facilities using weighted network analysis’. The main aim of Ade’s PhD, which is being supervised by Alastair Pearson, Richard Healey and Rob Inkpen, is to evaluate the application of GIS to the optimal location of waste management facilities using a weighted network. Accessibility to waste management facilities will be derived using GIS-based weighted network analysis. Weightings will be assigned according to several factors, including amount of waste produced, frequency of collection, travel costs and travel impedances. Portsmouth is being used as the case study.