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Professor Liz Twigg

Professor of Human Geography

Liz Twigg


I graduated from the Department of Geography in 1984 and undertook my PhD studies in GIS and Health at Birkbeck College, University of London. In 1996 I joined the University as an ESRC-funded part-time research fellow working on multilevel analyses and small area estimates of lifestyle behaviour. I became a full-time lecturer in 2003, was made Principal Lecturer in 2005 and was promoted to Reader in Human Geography in 2011. My main research interests focus on the influence of place and space on health, health behaviour and well-being.

Research Interests

My research interests include:-

  • Multilevel modelling of health outcomes, behaviours and community well-being. This work also covers the development and application of multilevel small area synthetic estimation.
  • The geography of compulsory admission to secondary mental health care.
  • Geographies of smoking, including smoking identity and the interplay between cannabis and tobacco consumption.
  • Geographies of low fertility in developing countries.

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