GIS and Health, spatial analysis, decision support systems, GIS, web-based GIS tools and evaluating its usability.
Dr Gudes is a researcher with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, and spatial science. His areas of research focus on GIS and Health, spatial analysis, decision support systems, city analytics, and usability evaluation. Dr Gudes has confirmed his international reputation as a leader in GIS and Health and urban planning research. He has established collaborations with US, Canadian and Israeli researchers in GIS...view more
Dr Gudes is a researcher with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis, and spatial science. His areas of research focus on GIS and Health, spatial analysis, decision support systems, city analytics, and usability evaluation. Dr Gudes has confirmed his international reputation as a leader in GIS and Health and urban planning research. He has established collaborations with US, Canadian and Israeli researchers in GIS through scientific committees, editorial board memberships, joint studies, and conferences he has organised. He has been teaching GIS, web mapping, and spatial analysis courses and workshops since 2008 at both QUT, Griffith University, Curtin University, and UNSW.
The following list summarises the funding I have attracted since the completion of my PhD:
- Place as a Vital Sign of Health: Impact of geography on the control of Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Western Australia. Funder: Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI) Health Programme. Lead applicants: Moyez J., Gudes O., Varhol R. March 2014- April 2015. $80,000.
- Using a spatial analysis approach to investigate articulated heavy vehicle crashes in Western Australia: 2001-2013. Funder: Main Roads, WA. Lead applicants: Gudes O., Varhol R. October 2014-June 2015. $6,000.
- Development and validation of an index of accessibility for cardiac and stroke services: The Cardiac Accessibility and Remoteness Index for Cardiac and Stroke Services version 2 project (Cardiac ARIA.2). Funder: Heart Foundation (Expression of interest – Round 2 2014, Partnership Engagement Grant Heart foundation). Lead applicants: Robyn C., Coffee N., Daniel M., Chew D., Karnon J., Brown A., Redfern J., Tonkin A., Nicholls S., Hugh G., Tideman P., Foreman R., Berry N., Gudes O., Versace V. 2015-2016. $150,000.
- Spatial evaluation of service availability and access, Lead applicants: Robinson S., Varhol R., and Gudes O. Sponsor: Perth Central Medicare Local. July 2013-January 2014. Approximately $20,000.
- Travel grant, Lead applicant: Gudes O. Sponsor: Engineering and Science Faculty, Curtin University. May 2016. Approximately $3,000.
- Integrating MBS and PBS data into WA Health state-wide health policy and planning. Somerford, P., and Gudes, O. Sponsor: CRC-SI Health Programme. November 2016. Approximately $45,000.
- The Greenway Active Transport Living Lab. Pettit, C., and Gudes, O. Sponsor: National Heart Foundation of Australia. December 2017. Approximately $20,000.
- Newcastle Vanguard conference, November 2017. I was selected and funded, as part of an exclusive group of rising urban planners and leaders from cities across the globe, to attend the conference in Newcastle for Vanguard Australia. Organised by NextCityOrg, more information available here.
- Scientia Education Investment Fund Grants (2019) Gudes, O. Pettit, C., and Leao, S. Z., Developing new GIS micro-credentials courses to support planning and designing rapidly urbanising cities. Sponsor: UNSW central. January 2019. Approximately $40,000.
- Faculty Research Grant (2019) Gudes, O. Leao, S. Z. Using smart, active mobility approaches to measure the multiple benefits of active transport infrastructure in the era of rapid urbanisation Sponsor: Built Environment faculty. March 2019. Approximately $11,000.
- Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory (HUE). 2021, Brian, Lee and Gudes, O What stops and promotes cycling of children from lower socio-economic groups; A Blacktown (NSW) Case Study. Approximately $20,000
- Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory (HUE). 2021, Fam, D., Prior, J., Jacobs, B., Catling, C., Hammond, A., Eapen, V., Tovey, A., Gudes, O., and Henry, A. Urbanisation and health during the first 2000 days of life: Building a foundation for health in Sydney’s urban environment. $18,800
QLD Spatial excellence Award 2011 for Research innovation
UDIA Award 2018 (finalist)
My Research Activities
Dr Gudes has a strong background in GIS, spatial analysis with the intersection of urban planning, and development of scenario planning tools.
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
I have successfully co-supervised to completion of two Ph.D. students (Mark Runkowski & Agustina Barros) at Griffith University (one with distinction). My recent graduated PhD student (Runkowski) completed his degree with distinction and with no further revisions; Also, I supervised to completion of one master student (Cristina Dias) at Curtin University, the title of her work was: A crowdsourced web mapping application for street art in Perth and four master students as part of the Master of City Analytics.
Currently, I am supervising the following students:
- Scientia PhD student (Kazi Mohammad Zillur Rahman) at UNSW. His work entitled: Wastewater indicators of antibiotic resistance in the community’ aims to establish the prevalence and trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in the community using sewage wastewater. As part of this work, I assist him in developing a model of antibiotic resistance in the community by spatially mapped the information on antibiotics and resistance across the city and the state of NSW.
- Phd student Parisa zare, her work is titled: Built Environment, the Key Element in Choosing to Cycle in Cities". She wants to understand what specific characteristics of the built environment can affect cycling in cities and how we can evaluate these characteristics by big data sources. The final part of this project is determining the economic benefits of cycling in the health and socio-economic realm.
- PhD student (Weijia Liu) at UNSW. Her work entitled ‘Wastewater surveillance for monitoring trends of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance: urban wastewater epidemiology’ aims to establish a viable wastewater epidemiology approach as a novel surveillance strategy to track antibiotic residual as a proxy for real-time antibiotic use/prescribing practices. As part of this work, I assist her to visualise the consumption of antibiotic usage across Sydney by spatially mapping the information in different scales and latitudes. This project is in collaboration with Sydney Water and the University of Queensland.
- PhD student Roula Zougheib has completed milestone two of her PhD research in August 2020. Her work's main aim is to utilise spatial technology to assess “the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown and Social Distances on Children Outdoor Active Mobility Behaviour”. The research output is targeted to inform health intervention and planning by identifying vulnerable children most at risk during the current pandemic. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) of ArcGIS Pro and R statistical software for analysis is expected to reveal the determinates of children active behaviour in the current health crisis or the future.
- Health Aspects of Crises, Emergencies and Disasters - (T2) - 2023
- GIS for Public Health, Ben Gurion University (T2) - 2022
- GIS for Public Health, Tel Aviv University (T1) - 2022
- A new online GIS for Public Health course: https://www.udemy.com/user/gis4ph/
City Building: Transport and Infrastructure (T2 , 2021)
City Building: Transport and Infrastructure (T1 & T3, 2020)
Data visualization workshops, CRCDH (2020)
- GIS and Urban Informatics, UNSW, NSW, Australia (2018-2019)
- Research seminar (2019)
- Smart Cities Major Project course (2019)
- Transportation planning (2019)
- Web Mapping, Curtin University, WA, Australia (2014-2016)
- GIS workshops for beginners, Griffith University (2010-2017)
- Introduction to GIS, Curtin University, WA, Australia (2014-2016)
- Basics of GIS , QUT, Queensland, Australia (2008-2013)