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

Saeed Maadi

Research Associate (Urban Studies)

Dr Saeed Maadi joined UDBC as a research associate in transportation planning. Saeed received his PhD in Transportation Planning from Kyoto University, Japan in 2018.

Phil Mason

Research Fellow: Educational Disadvantage and Place

Dr Phil Mason joined UBDC to work on the Educational Disadvantage and Place project, which is investigating neighbourhood effects on Secondary, Further and Higher Education outcomes and trajectories into work in Glasgow and the seven surrounding Local Authority areas.

Michael Osborne

Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning

Michael Osborne is Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow and Director of Research within the School of Education.

Varun Raturi

Research Associate

Dr Varun Raturi is a Research Associate in Transportation Planning with a PhD in Transportation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.