James Wood


After graduating from the University of Leeds in 2023 with a BA in Human Geography with Quantitative Methods, I am currently a combined MSc/PhD student in the Centre for Data Analytics & Society at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics and the School of Geography.

Research interests

My research interests include but are not exclusively, urban geographies, cities and behaviour and sustainable futures. My PhD project which is partly funded by Ordnance Survey is focussed on exploring behaviours of mobility and transitioning away from private vehicle use. My methodological expertise will be built upon microsimulation modelling, the MATSim Agent Based Model framework and the CoSMoNorth ‘digital twin’ project for the Northern Powerhouse region.


  • BA Human Geography (Quantitative Methods)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Spatial Data Science