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Justin Van Dijk

Dr Justin van Dijk  

Research Associate, Urban Dynamics Lab
Department of Geography, University College London
North-West Wing, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


PhD in Transport Economics (2014 - 2017), Department of Logistics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

MSc in Human Geography and Planning (2011 - 2013) [Cum laude], Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

BSc in Human Geography and Planing (2007 - 2011), Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Justin van Dijk is a post-doctoral research associate, working in the Geospatial Analytics and Computing group with the department of Geography. His research mainly contributes to the Urban Dynamics Lab research group (

Prior to joining UCL, Justin worked towards a PhD at Stellenbosch University. In his dissertation, he investigated how location-aware technologies, in particular GPS-enabled smartphones, and the analysis of spatiotemporal behaviour can assist in the design of a voluntary travel behaviour change intervention; ultimately aimed at changing individual travel behaviour through personalised incentives.

Van Dijk, J.T., 2018, Identifying activity-travel points from GPS-data with multiple moving windows. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. 70:84-101. DOI:

Van Dijk, J.T. and S.C. Krygsman, 2017, Using GPS-based activity spaces and opportunity indicators for travel behaviour analysis. Journal of Urban Technology. Advance Online Publication. DOI:

Van Dijk, J.T. and T. De Jong, 2017, Post-processing GPS tracks in reconstructing travelled routes in a GIS-environment: Network subset selection and attribute adjustment. Annals of GIS 23(3):203-217. DOI:

Idahosa, L. and J.T. van Dijk, 2015, Freedom for whom in South Africa? Inequality, unemployment and the elderly. Development 58(1): 96-102. DOI:

Van Dijk, J.T., Krygsman, S.C. and T. De Jong, 2015, Towards spatial justice: The spatial equity effects of a toll road in Cape Town, South Africa. Journal of Transport and Land use 8(3): 95-114. DOI: