We are a multidisciplinary research group of social scientists, data scientists, and engineers, supported by our Centre’s administrative team.

Nick Bailey


Nick Bailey is Director of the Centre. He is a Professor in Urban Studies, based in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.

Konstantinos Ampountolas

Associate Director - Industrial Engagement

Kostas Ampountolas is the Associate Director for Industrial Engagement at UBDC and is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

Jinhyun Hong

Lead - Transport and Infrastructure

Dr Jinhyun Hong leads UBDC's Transport and Infrastructure research and is a Senior Lecturer in Transportation Planning at the University of Glasgow.

Simon Joss

Associate Director - Policy Engagement and Lead - Urban Governance

Simon Joss is the Associate Director of Policy Engagement at UBDC and also leads on our Urban Governance research. He is Professor of Urban Futures at the University of Glasgow and co-founder of the International Eco-Cities Initiative.