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James Todd

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Human Geography

UCL Chorley Institute

Department of Geography, University College London
North-West Wing Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT


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  • BA in Geography with Quantitative Methods (2015-2018), Department of Geography, UCL

Anne Oxenham Prize – Best Quantitative Methods Dissertation

  • PhD in Quantitative Human Geography (2018-2022), Department of Geography, UCL

‘Assessing the Validity and Utility of New Urban Mobility Data Sources’

Todd, J., O’Brien, O., Cheshire, J., 2021. A global comparison of bicycle sharing systems. Journal of Transport Geography 94, 103119.

Todd, J., Musah, A., Cheshire, J., 2021. Assessing the impacts of Airbnb listings on London house prices. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 23998083211001836.

James completed his undergraduate degree at UCL, in BA Geography with Quantitative Methods and awarded the Anne Oxenham Prize for the best quantitative methods dissertation performance in geography. Throughout the duration of his undergraduate degree, he grew a passion for utilising data for an empirical understanding of real-world issues.

In 2015, James started his PhD which seeks to investigate the ‘validity and utility of new urban mobility data sources’. In particular, James investigates the utility of Bicycle Sharing System data from over 600 systems around the world in understanding use and mobility patterns within and between systems.

- GEOG 0018 Methods in Human Geography

- GEOG 0013 Geography in the Field I (Seminar Leader)

- GEOG 0151 Thinking Geographically I (Tutor)