SSPR public lecture 


Dr Bruce Doran presents ‘ABS Mesh Blocks and gambling accessibility: Preliminary results from a predictive catchment model for northern Darwin’, on Friday 7 November from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

Earlier this year the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released basic population counts for their new micro-level geographic unit, the Mesh Block.

Amongst other things, this data provides a number of opportunities to develop highly localised GIS-based models. Over the past year Dr Doran has worked with colleagues from the School for Social and Policy Research at CDU to develop a predictive model to investigate the potential impact of gambling venues in northern Darwin.

Preliminary outputs from the model will be presented in this seminar and input sought from the audience regarding improvements and future applications of the approach.

Dr Doran is an SSPR visiting scholar and lecturer in Geographic Information Systems from the Fenner School of Environment and Society College of Science at The Australian National University, Canberra.

This seminar takes place in Blue 1.1.19, Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.