Patrick Ballantyne is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geographic Data Science.
Patrick's research is loosely focused around the application of techniques borrowed from (geographic) data science and new forms of data to answer geographic questions. In particular, he has largely focused on retail environments and consumption spaces, seeking to understand their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can systematically create geographic definitions of them; where they are located, what characteristics they have and who uses them.
Currently, Patrick is working with Prof. Alex Singleton on a number of exciting projects, including co-ordinating a knowledge exchange between the University of Liveprool and researchers from the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements: 'Supporting Post Pandemic Recovery and Resilience Through New Forms of Data' .
Prior to beginning his role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Patrick was a PhD student at the University of Liverpool on the 'Data Analytics and Society' doctoral training programme. His thesis is entitled "Retail Centre Geographies: Who, What, Where and How", and worked in partnership with Geolytix, SafeGraph and his two supervisors Prof. Alex Singleton and Dr. Les Dolega.