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Dr Seraphim Alvanides

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

I am a social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems/Science. My research and teaching interests involve the analysis of large spatial data related to urban sprawl, active transport (walking & cycling) and linguistic landscapes. The substantive question driving my research is to what extent the environment (broadly defined) influences individual behaviours and outcomes. I am associate editor for the journal Heliyon and co-editor for the journal Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SAGE).

Associate Editor (2015-...)  Heliyon Global Health & Infectious Diseases (Elsevier)

Editorial Board (2020-...) Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Associate Editor (2013-20)  Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Editorial Board  (2018-...) Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (Springer)
Editorial Board  (2019-...) Urban Planning (Cogitatio Open Access) 
Reviewer College (2019-...) Int. J. of Social Research Methodology (T&F)

 

Seraphim Alvanides

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am a social geographer, with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems/Science. My research and teaching interests involve the analysis of large spatial data related to urban sprawl, active transport (walking & cycling) and linguistic landscapes. The substantive question driving my research is to what extent the environment (broadly defined) influences individual behaviours and outcomes. I am associate editor for the journal Heliyon and co-editor for the journal Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SAGE).
 

Associate Editor (2015-...)  Heliyon Global Health & Infectious Diseases (Elsevier)

Editorial Board (2020-...) Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Associate Editor (2013-20)  Journal of Transport & Health (Elsevier)

Editorial Board  (2018-...) Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (Springer)
Editorial Board  (2019-...) Urban Planning (Cogitatio Open Access) 
Reviewer College (2019-...) Int. J. of Social Research Methodology (T&F)

 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Ensuring the ethical use of Big Data: lessons from secure data access, Wiltshire, D., Alvanides, S. Feb 2022, In: Heliyon
  • Featured graphics: Migrating from EP-A to EP-B, Alvanides, S., Dorling, D. 1 May 2022, In: Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
  • Towards a taxonomy of arguments for and against street renaming: Exploring the discursive embedding of street name changes in the Leipzig cityscape, Buchstaller, I., Schneider, C., Alvanides, S. 8 Feb 2022, In: Linguistic Landscape
  • Competing Ideologies, Competing Semiotics: A critical perspective on politically-driven renaming practices in Annaberg-Buchholz, Eastern Germany, Buchstaller, I., Alvanides, S., Griese, F., Schneider, C. 1 Apr 2021, Linguistic Landscapes im deutschsprachigen Kontext, Bern, Switzerland, Peter Lang
  • Greece, Alvanides, S., Nostratos, N. 21 Aug 2021, European Regions, 1870 – 2020, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Ideology in the linguistic landscape: Towards a quantitative approach, Fabiszak, M., Buchstaller, I., Brzezińska, A., Alvanides, S., Griese, F., Schneider, C. 1 Jul 2021, In: Discourse & Society
  • Urban data/code: A new EP-B section, Arribas-Bel, D., Alvanides, S., Batty, M., Crooks, A., See, L., Wolf, L. 30 Oct 2021, In: Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science
  • Evidence from big data in obesity research: international case studies, Wilkins, E., Aravani, A., Downing, A., Drewnowski, A., Griffiths, C., Zwolinski, S., Birkin, M., Alvanides, S., Morris, M. 27 Jan 2020, In: International Journal of Obesity
  • Correlates of children’s travel to school in Johannesburg-Soweto—Evidence from the Birth to Twenty Plus (Bt20+) study, South Africa, De Kadt, J., Van Heerden, A., Richter, L., Alvanides, S. 1 Jul 2019, In: International Journal of Educational Development
  • Spatial segregation and urban form in Mexican cities, Garnica-Monroy, R., Alvanides, S. 1 Sep 2019, In: Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design

PGR Supervision

  • Josephine Ellis Public Discourse and the Form of the Built Environment in Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, 1947-2021 Start Date: 01/10/2021 End Date: 27/10/2021
  • Godwin Yeboah Understanding Urban Cycling Behaviours in Space and Time Start Date: 07/09/2010 End Date: 24/07/2014
  • Mohammed Alqarni Developing a Framework to Improve the Implementation of Geospatial Technology in the Planning and Delivery of Infrastructure for Residential Areas in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study of Riyadh City Start Date: 07/01/2014 End Date: 31/01/2018
  • Onaopepo Adeniyi Capability Maturity Model for Assessing Flood Resilience Capabilities of the Built Environment Start Date: 18/05/2016 End Date: 27/10/2017
  • Michele Victoria Developing Decision Support Models for Early Stage Embodied Carbon Management in Buildings Start Date: 18/05/2016 End Date: 10/11/2017

Qualifications

  • Geography PhD March 31 2000
  • Fellow Royal Geographical Society with the Institute for British Geographers (RGS-IBS) 2000


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