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

  • Hobbs M., Tomintz M., McCarthy J., Marek L., Vannier C., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2019) Obesity risk in women of childbearing age in New Zealand: a nationally representative cross-sectional study. International Journal of Public Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01239-8.
  • Hönig V., Švec P., Marek L., Mrkvička T., Dana Z., Wittmann MV., Masař O., Szturcová D., Růžek D. and Pfister K. (2019) Model of Risk of Exposure to Lyme Borreliosis and Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus-Infected Ticks in the Border Area of the Czech Republic (South Bohemia) and Germany (Lower Bavaria and Upper Palatinate). International journal of environmental research and public health 16(7) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16071173.
  • Campbell MH., Marek L. and Kingham S. (2018) Discovering the target markets: placing the 'person' back in personalised health..
  • Campbell MH., Marek L. and Kingham S. (2018) Intervention Policy: The value proposition for real time environmental sensing. Commissioned by Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information.
  • Campbell MH., Marek L., Kingham S., Epton M. and Storer M. (2018) Real-time environmental sensors to improve health in the Sensing City: Lessons learned. Failure on the road to success? LINZ, Wellington, NZ: Smart City Workshop LINZ, 25 Jan 2018.