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Dr Heeseo Rain Kwon

Lecturer (Asst. Prof) in Geographic Data Science (Human Geography) Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

Heeseo Rain Kwon is a Lecturer (Asst. Prof) in Geographic Data Science (Human Geography) at the University of Liverpool. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UCL Bartlett School of Planning where she is currently an Honorary Lecturer. Her doctoral research at the University of Cambridge focused on using behavioural theories, agent-based modelling (ABM) and GIS-based spatial analysis for simulating urban change. As a postdoc at Reading, she looked into the interaction of real estate and planning in the urban decision-making 'black box' using complex systems approach and identified private-public health interest alignments. At UCL, she developed a morphological urban growth model prototype for simulating 20-minute neighbourhoods, as well as an ABM for simulating the feedback loop between healthier urban development and healthier travel behaviour using data from Greater Manchester. Rain's research interests currently focus on the use of new forms of data along with theories, and behavioural modelling including ABM and human-environment interaction modelling.