Jamie O’Brien

Dr Jamie O’Brien is a freelance consultant in GIS, spatial analysis and data visualization. He has a diverse background in academic research and visual arts, and focuses his range of interests on visualization methods for urban planning and design. Jamie is an active researcher at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London, where he develops graphic methods for visualizing urban community formations. He is also undertaking a collaboration with UCL’s Mathematics Department to develop Plexopolis, a compendium of ‘place games’ that is designed to enhance learning and decision-making in complex urban domains. Jamie was Senior Research Associate at CASA (2014-2017), where he focused on communities’ uses of local spatial assets achieving their collective sense of place. This study was based on comparative fieldwork with adolescents in Liverpool, UK, and Medellín, Colombia. He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture (supported by an EPSRC studentship; 2002-2006), based on his research into VR systems design for post-stroke therapies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. For consulting, research and facilitation activities, Jamie can be contacted via email: jamie.o’brien@ucl.ac.uk

Jamie O’Brien