We are a multidisciplinary research group of social scientists, data scientists, and engineers, supported by our Centre’s administrative team.

Mark Livingston

Lead - Housing and Neighbourhoods

Dr Mark Livingston leads UBDC's Housing and Neighbourhoods research. He is a social scientist with over 12 years of postdoctoral experience working both in public health and urban studies.

David McArthur

Associate Director – Training and Capacity Building

Dr David McArthur is the Associate Director for Training and Capacity Building at UBDC and is a Senior Lecturer in Transport Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Qunshan Zhao

Lead - Urban Sensing & Analytics

Dr Qunshan Zhao joined UBDC in May 2019. He leads UBDC's Urban Sensing and Analytics research and is a Lecturer in Urban Analytics in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He holds both PhD and MA in Geography/GIScience from the Arizona State University in the USA and a BE in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, and GIS from the Wuhan University in China.