Seraphim Alvanides

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Dr Seraphim Alvanides

Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Reader in Geographical Information Science

Primary domain: Geographical Information Systems/Science; Health Geography

Organization name: Northumbria University at Newcastle, United Kingdom

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Newcastle upon Tyne - United Kingdom


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I am an urban social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS/Sc). My earlier research interests involve the analysis of population census data in order to identify patterns of social deprivation and health inequalities. My more recent work concerns obesogenic environments, such as availability of food outlets and physical activity opportunities, in the context of social/environmental justice. I was appointed Reader with the School of the Built and Natural Environment at Northumbria University in September 2010. Prior to this I was part of the 'Society, Space and Practice' research group at Newcastle University (until August 2010). I am actively involved as a member, fellow or chair with various professional organisations and groups, such as the the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the Association for Geographic Information (AGI), the Urban Design Group (UDG) and the Transport Planning Society (TPS). I am currently the Chair of the GISc Research Group of the RGS-IBG. Putting my research into practice, I am also involved with charities and volunteer organisations promoting active lifestyles, such as Sustrans, Living Streets, and the Transport and Health Study Group (THSG).- Associate Editor Journal of Transport & Health http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-transport-and-health/

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