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Lusine Tarkhanyan

PHD TITLE

The spatial-temporal logic of illegal drug markets: how new ways of spatial analysis can improve the geographical understanding of illegal drug markets

FIRST DEGREE

MA Architecture, MSc Advanced Architectural Studies

PREVIOUS JOBS

Senior Architect, Project Manager

I'M ORIGINALLY FROM

Armenia

WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC

To understand the security implications in the process of modern city development. The multidisciplinary approach of this department provides wide opportunities for collaboration between different research groups and departments.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

spatio-temporal analysis of drug markets and crime in general, complex networks, vulnerability of public infrastructure, supply-distribution networks, urban design, spatial cognition

MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS To become a competent specialist and consultant in the field that I have chosen.

WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM

Currently, I am working with Metropolitan Police. I am looking to work with people and organisation who are interested in the security aspects of urban public spaces; it can be individual architects, urban planners or organisations who are dealing with the design, maintenance and security of public spaces.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

Tarkhanyan, L. Spatial perspectives on illegal drug markets (under review, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Springer)

RECENT CONFERENCES

2012 - 8th Space Syntax Conference - Chile, Santiago
2011 - 5th International Crime Science Conference - London, UK
2011 - Digital Fabrication Conference - London,UK
2010 - 4th International Crime Science Conference - London, UK