I welcome applications from students who are interested in exploring the use of quantitative approaches and decision support methods applied to urban and transport issues.

I also welcome applications from students who want to do research in planning in the context of Iberian and Latin-American countries.

Prospective candidates are invited to send me an email with a research proposal at any time.

Please see also how to apply to a PhD at SEED and P&EM here.

Former Students

Dr Wenshi Yang, “Planning for Shrinking Cities in China: the case of Fushum”, (Main supervisor with Cecilia Wong), 2020, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Dr Moozhan Shakeri, “Online serious gaming as a tool for participation in planning” (Co-supervisor with Richard Kingston),University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 2017

Current Students

Miss Aya Badawy, ” A Goal-Oriented Approach to Land Use Planning by Integrating Heuristics with GIS And Agent-Based Modelling”, (Main Supervisor with Richard Kingston), University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Yahia Gamalaldin, “Informal Urban Growth: An Analytical Descriptions Based Adaptive Simulation Model for Greater Cairo”, (Co-Supervisor with Deljana Iossifova (Arch)), University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Antonio Ross, “Integrating data and simulation towards a mobility services decision support system”, (Main Supervisor with Arkadiusz Wisniowski  (SocStats)), partnership with TfGM, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Harry Odell, “Understanding the construction of metropolitan areas through data analytics: the case of GMCA”, (Main Supervisor with Iain Deas and Eva Navarro Lopez (U Wolverhampton)), partnership with GMCA, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Micael Sousa, "Serious Board Games", (Co-Supervisor with António Antunes and Nélson Zagalo), University of Coimbra, Portugal

Mr Ron Bar-Add, “Digital twinning for urban evaluation: the cases of Belval and Manchester” (Main Supervisor with Markel Vigo (CompSc)), partnership with LISER, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Tom Cunhingam, "A spatial analysis approach to estimate child labour prevalence and determinants" (Main supervisor with Wendy Olsen (SocStats) and André Freitas (CompSc)), partnership with HACE, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Tom Harris, "A spatial analysis approach to estimate child labour prevalence and determinants" (Main supervisor with Richard Kignston (PEM)), University of Manchester, United Kingdom