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Elisabeth Titis


I am a third year PhD candidate at the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities (WISC), University of Warwick, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HES) and a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for several modules at different departments (Computer Science, Psychology, Warwick Business School). I am sponsored by the EPSRC and supervised by Prof. Rob Procter from the Department of Computer Science and Prof. Lukasz Walasek from the Department of Psychology. My general research interests are in social media, data mining, health, and urban resilience. I also a qualified music performer (violin) and music teacher (violin, chamber music, and music theory). Privately, I am passionate about companion parrots (especially macaws), WDCC collectibles, and I enjoy travelling and meeting people from various cultural backgrounds.


Starting in 2016, I have been involved in the teaching of the following modules:


My research is on food desserts (geographical distance from food outlets) and obesity in the UK, with particular focus on various travel modes and urbanicity. I developed numerous models using OLS, exploring both main effects and interaction terms, and plan to use fractional polynomials and spatial regression in order to better understand how food distance influence diet and consequently diet-related ill-health.

Transferable Skills & Extracurricular Activities

Recently, I was undertaking/auditing the following modules for enhacing my research and teaching skills:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (in progress)
  • Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: APP-PGR: 6-month taught course leading to Associate Fellowship HEA, 2016-2018, University of Warwick
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research comprised of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods components, 2017-18, University of Warwick
  • IM913: Methods and Practice in Urban Science
  • IM919: Urban Data – Theory and Methodology
  • CS909: Data Mining
  • CH953: Team Working in a Research Environment
  • PGR Teacher Training: Preparing to Teach in Higher Education
  • Oxford Spring School in Advance Research Methods (Spatial Analysis & Forecasting & Data Visualisation), University of Oxford, March 2018
  • Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (Agent-Based Modelling), University of Essex, August 2018
  • CH953: Academic Scientific Writing - Writing extended scientific articles and reports (starting Oct 2020)
  • CH954: Science Communication (starting April 2021)
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Elisabeth Titis