Dr Les Dolega

Lecturer Geography and Planning


Personal Statement

My expertise is in economic/retail geography and spatial analysis, in particular the performance of town centres and their evolutionary trajectories. I did my PhD at Southampton University between 2009 and 2012 where I investigated the impact of the 2008-09 economic crisis on UK town centres and high streets. At the University of Liverpool I worked on 'e-Resilience' project which investigated the vulnerability of British town/retail centres to the impacts of internet sales, automated delineation of town centre boundaries, dynamic and multidimensional classification of retail and consumption spaces in the UK and performance off retail centres in Liverpool City Region. Currently, I'm involved in an investigation of footfall patterns across British town centres, the impact of weather conditions on retail sales and the Silver Segments project that examines geography of ageing population.