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João Porto de Albuquerque

Professor João Porto de Albuquerque is Director of the Institute of Global Sustainable Development at University of Warwick, and a Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute. He is a geographer and computer scientist with an interdisciplinary background and works in the fields of Digital Geography, Geographic Information Science and Global Sustainable Development. He develops innovative transdisciplinary research methods to improve our understanding of sociotechnical urban environments, particularly in the global South, with a view to produce transformations to sustainable development. João is currently leading a research programme on how to empower vulnerable and deprived communities in the global South to produce citizen-generated data and improve resilience to health and environmental risks. He has secured competitive research funds to implement this research programme in excess of £8.5m (£2.5m as PI) from diverse national and international funding bodies, including major grants from diverse funding agencies (e.g. Global Challenges Research Fund, ESRC, EPSRC, Belmont Forum, NIHR, FAPESP, CAPES) in collaboration with academic and non-academic partners in several countries, including Brazil, Bangladesh, Colombia, Germany, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and the United States.