Tijs Neutens (°1983, Brugge) holds a Master in Geography and Geomatics (2005, Ghent University) and a PhD in Geography (2010, Ghent University). Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Geography Department of Ghent University. His research is financed by the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) and addresses various questions in the realm of transport and urban geography through the use of geographical information science (GIS). In particular, the focus of Tijs’ research is on the analysis of spatial differences and individual disparities in space-time accessibility using concepts from time geography. In addition, he is also interested in the tracking and analysis of human travel and activity behavior, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of urban systems.
Tijs is one of the four main researchers involved in the Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme ‘TranSENDaNC’ between the University of Oxford, Universidad de Concepcion and Ghent University. This project focuses on role of transport in enhancing or undermining social equity, exclusion and cohesion, health, well-being and quality of life.