Dr Adam Dennett is Course Director of the MSc Smart Cities and Urban Analytics. Adam is a geographer with a PhD from the University of Leeds entitled “Understanding internal migration in Britain at the start of the 21st Century”. Part of this work involved developing a national geodemographic area classification based on the characteristics of migrants and migration flows; a classification which has used as a framework for monitoring changes in the patterns of internal migration in Britain between censuses.
He worked as lead researcher on the migration stream of the Explaining, Modelling & Forecasting Global Dynamics (ENFOLD-ing) project at CASA and as a Research Associate for both the UK Data Service Census Support Service (with Oliver Duke-Williams in the Department for Information Studies) and the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS).
Prior to joining UCL, he worked in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. For four years he was involved in facilitating access for academic users to large (primarily census but increasingly non-census), interaction data sets as a research officer for the Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER) project funded by the ESRC.
He has also had another career as a secondary school teacher. After completing a degree in geography at Lancaster University and teacher training at the University of Cambridge he worked for three years as a geography teacher at Hedingham School in Essex.