Geospatial Systems - Chris Larkin
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About Chris Larkin
My name is Chris and I am in the third cohort of students at the EPSRC CDT in Geospatial Systems at Newcastle University. Prior to joining the CDT, I studied a BSc in Geographic Information Science, also here at Newcastle. I knew that I wished to explore the spatial topics taught in the degree course further, rendering research the natural option to peruse. I was particularly attracted to the CDT because of the 1+3 model, which will allow me to transition smoothly from taught learning to independent research.
My MRes with the CDT focused on prioritising accessibility improvements to active travel networks through spatial analysis. This work was done in collaboration with Sustrans and has been presented at the FOSS4G:UK 2022 conference. I am now working towards my PhD, which looks to investigate the relationship between urban form, connectivity and cycling infrastructure in order to create cohesive cycling networks in a UK context. My overarching research interests reside in the areas of active travel, graph science, demotorisation of cities and spatial analysis for decision support. I am a member of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, advocate for open-source and a contributor to OpenStreetMap.
Research interest: Prioritisation of obstruction removal on active travel networks.