Lukas Marek

Post Doctoral FellowLukas Marek

Ernest Rutherford 261
Internal Phone: 94344
Currently working on Sensing City project where we explore the possibilities of smart city and real-time monitoring to improve people's health.

Research Interests

I received my PhD in 2015 from the Department of Geoinformatics at Palacky University in the Czech Republic. In my thesis, I conducted a research study on spatial and spatiotemporal analysis of Campylobacteriosis in the Czech Republic. My main research interest is currently focused on geovisualisation and spatial analyses of health data using spatial and spatiotemporal modelling, and spatial statistics.

I like the interdisciplinary character of Geography and GIS allowing me to work on various projects in completely different fields. So far, I've been using my skills in projects in areas of geohealth, smart cities, landslide monitoring, urban studies, crowdsourcing, mapping, forestry, social networks, archaeology etc. I also have experience in teaching - mostly spatial analysis and geostatistics.

In Sensing City project funded by CRCSI, we examine how air pollution can affect the health of people suffering COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). We aim to create the smart system based on (near) real-time environmental monitoring and individual exposures of patients in order to provide the tool that can inform the public about impaired conditions that may have an effect on their health conditions.

Recent Publications

  • Campbell MH., Marek L., Curl A. and Kingham S. (2017) Towards a more dynamic health geography. Tracking and tracing daily movement and exposure. Angers, France: International Medical Geography Symposium, 2-7 Jul 2017.
  • Marek L. (2017) Spatial patterns and determinants of Campylobacteriosis in the Czech Republic. Angers, France: International Medical Geography Symposium, 2-7 Jul 2017.
  • Marek L. and Pászto V. (2017) Spatio-temporal outbreaks of campylobacteriosis and the role of fresh-milk vending machines in the Czech Republic: A methodological study. Geospatial Health 12(2) 572: 264-273. http://dx.doi.org/10.4081/gh.2017.572.
  • Marek L., Campbell M. and Bui L. (2017) Shaking for innovation: The (re)building of a (smart) city in a post disaster environment. CITIES 63: 41-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.12.013.
  • Marek L., Campbell MH., Epton M., Kingham S. and Storer M. (2017) Winter is coming: An environmental monitoring and spatio-temporal modelling approach for better understanding of respiratory disease (COPD). Angers, France: International Medical Geography Symposium (IMGS 2017), 2-7 Jul 2017.