Dr Malcolm Morgan

Dr Malcolm Morgan


I originally trained as a Civil Engineer at the University of Warwick, before undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge titled Sustainability Assessment of England’s Housing using Open Data. My subsequent work has included:

  • Research Associate, University of Cambridge, on EPSRC Blue-Green Cities
  • Research Fellow, Sustainability Research Institute on UKERC Governance of Low-carbon Innovation in Domestic Energy Retrofits
  • Research Fellow, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
  • Senior Research Fellow for Transport and Spatial Analysis, Institute for Transport Studies

Research interests

My research focuses on the spatial distribution of energy use and carbon emissions, with a particular focus on transport and housing. I work on understanding both why energy use changes between neighbourhoods and whether this is due to choice or circumstances. My research often emphasizes producing practical tools to aid in policy-making such as:

I am especially interested in data analysis and visualization and have published several R packages including OpenTripPlanner for R and UK2GTFS.

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  • PhD, Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Masters, Civil Engineering, University of Warwick

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Student education

I currently teach on the following modules:

  • Sustainable Spatial Planning and Analysis
  • Transport Data Science

Most of my teaching focuses on the use of GIS and data science tools, such as QGIS and R, to tackle complex transport planning and research questions.

Research groups and institutes

  • Social and Political Sciences

Current postgraduate researchers

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