Nick Bailey

Director

Nick Bailey is Director of the Centre. He is a Professor in Urban Studies, based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah

Founding Director from 2014 – 2018

Professor Vonu Thakuriah led our Centre from its inception in 2014 until July 2018. She is, from October 2018, Distinguished Professor of Rutgers University in the Greater New York City Area and Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Vonu remains closely connected to the Centre and the University as a Visiting Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

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Dr Andrew McHugh

Senior IT and Data Services Manager

As Senior IT and Data Services Manager, Andrew is responsible for the development, management and implementation of the data services, data collections and IT strategy of the UBDC. He joined the Centre in March 2016.

 

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Sarah Currier

Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager, Sarah coordinates the UBDC team to ensure our planning, reporting and delivery meet the needs and expectations of our funders, the ESRC, and the community we serve.

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Dr Mark Livingston

iMCD Programme Manager

Mark is a social scientist with over 12 years post doctoral experience working both in public health and urban studies. Currently, he is the Programme Manager for the Integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD) research project.

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Marta Nicholson

Scientific Computing Officer

As a Scientific Computing Officer – Data Services, Marta is responsible for delivering a range of information management and analytical services for the UDBC. 

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Rod Walpole

Scientific Computing Officer

Rod is a Scientific Computing Officer at UBDC specialising in GIS and spatial data analysis.

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Yevdokia Adamiuk

Centre Administrator

Yevdokia is the UBDC Administrator and is also PA to the UBDC Director, Professor Nick Bailey.

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Keith Maynard

Project Administrator, SASNet and Training

Keith is a Project Administrator at UBDC with responsibility for developing and co-ordinating the centre's training programs. This includes two ESRC-funded collaborative projects; SASNet and CASS Urban Transformations.

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Rhiannon Law

Business and Communications Officer

As Business and Communications Officer Rhiannon leads the Centre’s outreach and communication activities, and supports business operations and partnerships.

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Graeme McCombe

IT Service Officer

Graeme McCombe is the IT Service Officer for Urban Big Data Centre and is responsible for managing the IT infrastructure.

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Christina Boididou

Scientific Computing Officer - Research Data Scientist

Christina is working as a Scientific Computing Officer - Research Data Scientist and is responsible for data analysis, enrichment and enhancement through statistical programming and machine learning.

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Dr Obinna Anejionu

Scientific Computing Officer

Obinna is a Scientific Computing Officer at the Urban Big Data Centre, with his primary responsibility focusing on the development of the Spatial Urban Data System (SUDS).

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Magdalena Drafiova

Information Services Officer

As Information Services Officer, Magdalena is responsible for enhancing the Centre’s data collections as well as providing support to all Urban Big Data Centre users.

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Ashwini Venkatasubramaniam

PhD Student Researcher

Ashwini is a PhD student associated with the Urban Big Data Centre and is funded by the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Scholarship from 2014 – 2018.

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David Henderson

PhD Student Researcher

David is in 1st Year of his PhD in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

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Graciela Carillo

PhD Student Researcher

Graciela Carrillo is a PhD researcher working under the supervision of Professor Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah and Dr. Jinhyun Hong.

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