Dr Alice Dalton

Dr Alice DaltonSenior Research Associate

Email: a.dalton@uea.ac.uk
Telephone: 01603 591361

School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ


  • BSc Geography (Reading)
  • MSc Geographic Information Science (Birkbeck)
  • MA Applied Social Research (UWE)
  • PhD Built Environment Research (UWE)

Background and experience
Alice joined UEA in late 2010, having completed a PhD at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, in 2009 in the field of sustainable urban form and development. Alice used a combination of spatial analysis and a questionnaire survey of local businesses to evaluate the sustainability of office locations in the Bristol city-region. The research was funded by the Regional Development Agency, UWE and a private GIS consultancy, Geofutures Ltd, as part of the Great Western Research initative.

Alice has worked as a researcher and consultant for UWE, Geofutures and the University of Reading. Before starting the PhD in 2006, Alice worked as a consultant for Halcrow Group Ltd for five years, where she led flood defence mapping projects for the Environment Agency in the Thames Region. During this time, Alice studied for an MSc in Geographical Information Science at Birkbeck College, University of London. The majority of the work that Alice has been involved with has been interested in the complex interactions between individuals/society and the environment, both natural and man-made.  She originally developed her curiosity for this subject during my undergraduate geography degree at the University of Reading.

Current work and interests
Alice is currently working on a the Commuting and Health in Cambridge study. Phase I of the study (2009) was funded by the MRC, the Phase II and beyond (2010-2012) will be funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research programme. The aim of the research is to address the following primary research question: is investment in new high-quality transport infrastructure associated with an increase in the use of active modes of travel (walking and cycling)? A quasi-experimental cohort study of adults who travel to work in Cambridge is being conducted, combined with nested in-depth quantitative and qualitative studies.

Alice is currently carrying out spatial analyses in GIS software using data collected from participants of the study with other land use, transportation and environmental datasets. She is particularly interested in the influence of accessibility of location on modal choice and active travel.


Alice’s CEDAR publications here.

Organisational affiliation

External links
Alice at Researchpages.net