Jerome Mayaud

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jerome was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Urban Predictive Analytics Lab, based at UBC, from November 2017 until September 2019.

In his research, Jerome asks questions such as, 'how is a city hardwired to be unequal? Who loses out in healthcare or education access? How does information spread through homeless networks?' His tools include statistics, numerical modelling, geospatial analysis and machine learning.

Prior to working at UBC, Jerome completed his PhD at the University of Oxford, researching the evolution and stability of dryland landscapes. He used a combination of modelling and fieldwork in southern Africa to better understand how plants, sand and wind interact in deserts, and developed the Vegetation and Sediment Transport (ViSTA) model. He holds an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he modelled the glacial dynamics of western Greenland, and a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford.

Jerome is particularly interested in the ways research can be communicated to the public and used in the realms of policy and decision-making. He has worked for an international sustainability consultancy, for broadcasting networks in the UK, and for the UK's Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.