Dr Joanna Stewart
- Lecturer in Urban Studies (Urban Studies)
Joanna is a Lecturer in Urban Studies. She has a BA (Hons) and MRes in geography from the University of Strathclyde, an MSc in City Planning and Regeneration and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Glasgow. Joanna’s PhD was entitled “Glasgow’s spatial arrangement of deprivation over time: methods to measure it and meanings for health” and brought together a number of GIS techniques to compare the development of the spatial arrangement of deprivation in Glasgow, Liverpool, and Manchester between 1971 and 2011. It then considered the plausibility of the spatial arrangement of deprivation being a contributory factor to Glasgow’s high levels of mortality. As such it was an inter-disciplinary study drawing from a number of academic disciplines including geography (particularly GIS), public health, urban studies, planning, and ecology.
Since completing her PhD Joanna has been undertaking research and teaching within Urban Studies. She worked on the REPAIR (Real Estate, Place Adaptation and Innovation within an integrated Retailing system) project. This is an ESRC funded multi-stream research project studying the spatial processes of adaptation that are occurring within urban centres, innovations to real estate practice and building form, and involvement of social structures within urban retailing systems as they adjust to structural change. As part of the Urban Big Data Centre Joanna has also undertaken research on the suburbanisation of poverty and harmonising deprivation indices.
Joanna has also worked as a researcher for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) in Scotland and is a licentiate member of the RTPI, as well as a member of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
- Principles and Applications of GIS
- Understanding Public Policy
- Governance and Markets
- Spatial Planning Strategies