The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Dr Ed Manley

Dr Ed Manley

Honorary Professor

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2013

Research summary

Ed’s research aims to deepen our quantitative understanding of human behaviour in cities, and how these behaviours shape urban activity and dynamics. He is particularly interested in the role of bounded rationality and spatial cognition in travel decision-making, and the adaptation of behaviour in response to short and long-term shocks. His research combines quantitative methods, including exploratory data analysis, machine learning, agent-based modelling, and network modelling, with theory drawn from diverse disciplines such as urban geography, transportation, spatial cognition, judgment and decision-making, and sociology. He also has interests in the role of data visualisation in communicating complex datasets for decision-making. 

Teaching summary


Dr Ed Manley FRGS FRSA is Professor of Urban Analytics at the School of Geography and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) at University of Leeds, and Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. He is an Associate Editor of the Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy journal, and chairs the GIScience Research Group at the Royal Geographical Society. He received his Engineering Doctorate from University College London in 2013.