Mark Birkin

About Mark Birkin

Mark Birkin is Professor of Spatial Analysis and Policy in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. He is a Principal Investigator in the Consumer Data Research Centre which is a National Centre in the Economic and Social Research Council’s Big Data Network.

Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy

He edits the journal Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. His major interests are in simulating social and demographic change within cities and regions, and in understanding the impact of these changes on the need for services like housing, roads and hospitals, using techniques of microsimulation, agent-based modelling and GIS.