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School of Geography

Luke Burns Dr Luke Burns

Contact details

Room 10.128 Manton
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33392

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Short CV

Present position

Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

Previous posts

2013-2016: Teaching Fellow, School of Geography, University of Leeds

2009-2013: Research Student and Teaching Assistant, School of Geography, University of Leeds


2008 BA (Hons) Geography, University of Leeds

2009 MSc (Distinction) Geographical Information Systems, University of Leeds

2014 PhD Geodemographics: Creating a Classification at the Level of the Individual, University of Leeds

Society roles

Society for Location Analysis - Advisory board

MapInfo User Group (UK and Ireland) - Committee

Royal Geographical Society (Yorkshire and North East) - Committee

Society membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology

Associate Member of The British Cartography Society

Member of the Society of Cartographers

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Member of the Association for Geographic Information

Member of the MapInfo User Group (UK & Ireland)

Member of the Society for Location Analysis

Associate Member of The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smart Cities

Esteem measures

Awarded a full University of Leeds Student Education Fellowship (USEF), 2016.  Project details TBC.

Named in the top 50 UK academics who use social media to aid teaching, research and scholarship in a study by JISc, 2015

Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award, 2015

Highly commended in the National Learning Technologist of the Year Awards, 2015

Winner of Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Excellence in Education Award, 2014

'Teaching Star' Award for teaching on BA Geography Programme, 2013/14

Entrepreneurial awards from Shell Ltd., University of Leeds (x2) and Enterprise Nation regarding GIS Training, consultancy and schools support, 2012

Winner of Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Student of the Year, 2009

EuroDirect CAMEO Award; best research in geodemographics, 2009

Best overall performance in MSc GIS face-to-face programme, Univ. of Leeds, 2009

Grebenik Prize for best research on human population problems, Univ. of Leeds, 2009

EuroDirect CAMEO Award; best research in geodemographics, 2008