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Ms Natalia Zdanowska

Ms Natalia Zdanowska

Research Associate

Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Aug 2018

Research summary

My research focuses on analysing cities from an urban and economic perspective. My doctoral research dealt with Central and Eastern European cities (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Slovenia and Romania). I explored their transformation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in the light of their demographical trajectories and their interactions in different types of transnational economic networks (companies, investments, air trasportations, trade).

My current work as a research associate at CASA deals with inequalities between cities and regions in the United Kingdom with particular interest given to the city of Manchester and clustering of activites.

Teaching summary

2017-2018 Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant (Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche - A.T.E.R.) at University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Courses: "Data analysis and cartographic representations", "Statistics", "Globalisation and Territories'' (undergraduate students) - 101,5 hours

2016-2017 Teaching Assistant at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Courses: "Statistics", "Globalisation and Territories'' (undergraduate students) - 52h

2015-2016 Teaching Assistant at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Course: "Globalisation and Territories'' (undergraduate students) - 78h

Biography


Natalia Zdanowska is an economist and a geographer. She holds two masters degrees in Applied Economics and in Urban Geography from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently compleating her PhD in Geography from the same University. Her doctoral research deals with spatial integration of Central and Eastern European cities since 1989 in the light of firm, trade and air transportation networks.

She joinded CASA as a research associate in August 2018, working with Prof. Michael Batty and Elsa Arcaute as part of a multidisciplinary project "The UK Regions Digital Research Facility" funded by the EPSRC. Her work focuses on inequalities between cities and regions in the United Kingdom as a negative consequence of economies of agglomeration. She is investigating the association between these and flows of capital, credit, investment and employment.

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