More than 40 academics working across the university participate in Warwick’s cross-disciplinary Cities research programme, representing a critical mass of internationally recognised expertise.


WISC is also home to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Urban Science and Progress, which provides Masters- and PhD-level training for the next generation of urban scientists.

CDT Students


CDT External Advisory Board


Jon Coaffee

Jon Coaffee is Director of WISC and a Professor in Urban Geography in the Department of Political Science and International Studies.



João Porto de Albuquerque

João Porto de Albuquerque is Co-Director of WISC and Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development.

Core Staff

Stephen Jarvis

Stephen Jarvis is a Professor of Computer Science and Head of Research in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

Rob Procter

Rob Procter is Professor of Social Informatics in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

Graham Cormode

Graham Cormode is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick.

Maria Liakata

Maria Liakata is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

Weisi Guo

Weisi Guo is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering where he is the joint coordinator of the city research theme in the School of Engineering.

Irwanda Laory

Irwanda Laory is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.

Theo Damoulas

Theo Damoulas is an Assistant Professor in Data Science, a joint appointment in the departments of Computer Science and Statistics


Suhaib Fahmy

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering

Noortje Marres

Associate Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

Suzy Moat

Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School.

Tobias Preis

Professor of Behavioural Science and Finance at Warwick Business School.

Narushige Shiode

Reader in Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis in the Department of Geography at King's College London. (External Associate)

Richard Kenny

Head of Strategic Development at Birmingham City Council. (External Associate)

Centre Staff

Sam Hardy

Sam leads business collaboration in the fields of Energy and Sustainable Cities, supporting the University’s Global Research Priorities in these areas.

Yvonne Colmer

Yvonne has over 25 years experience working in local government as a project manager delivering IT and business change.

Rob Rowlands

Rob is manager of the Resilient Cities Laboratory