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Dr Ori Gudes

Dr Ori Gudes Dr Ori Gudes

Dr Ori Gudes is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow through CRCSI and the Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University.

Position Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Spatial Sciences
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 207
Email Ori.Gudes@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Dr Ori Gudes is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow through CRCSI and the Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University. He is involved in the research activities of CRCSI’s Health Program. Dr Ori Gudes is an urban planner with expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial science.

Overview

Dr Gudes has been leading the development of Epidoros in Logan and its implementation and completed his PhD on this topic, see also the following link: http://www.spatialintelligence4health.com/.

His work has combined complex and diverse datasets along with a GIS-based spatial decision support strategy, to increase the effectiveness of participatory planning and decision-making in Logan-Beaudesert.

The system he designed is an engaging, interactive and powerful analysis tool that provides a unique experience to health practitioners, decision-makers and stakeholders. It introduces users to an innovative method, which utilises (GIS) mapping and spatial statistics modelling methods in addition to a social determinants framework of health and chronic disease.

His PhD thesis focused on the design, development and implementation of the system in the Logan, Queensland area. It was nominated for the QUT Outstanding Award for 2012 and was passed without revision. Further, the project he led won the Queensland Spatial Excellence Award under the research and innovation category for 2011.

Dr. Gudes is an internationally recognised expert in GIS and health geographics. Despite the early stage of his career, he already has an h-index of 4 and he is a guest reviewer at the Journal of Health Geographics and the Health Information Management Journal and won $70,000 in grants since 2008.

Dr Gudes’ master thesis won the 3rd Place in the Annual Thesis contest of the Israeli Planning Association in 2007. He has been teaching GIS and spatial analysis courses since 2008 at both QUT and Griffith University.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

SSSI

- Queensland Spatial Excellence Award under the research and innovation category for 2011

- The 3rd Place in the Annual Thesis contest of the Israeli Planning Association in 2007

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Teaching

GIS, GIS and Health, and spatial analysis in health

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Research Interests

GIS and Health, spatial analysis, Decision Support System,

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Specialty Areas

GIS and Health planning, spatial analysis, urban planning

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Publications

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2012

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

Conference Articles (Research)

2010

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2009

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2004

Conference Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2008

Book Chapters - Other

  • Yigitcaniar, T., and O. Gudes. 2008. “Web-Based Public Participatory GIS.” In Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies, ed. F. Adam and P. Humphreys, 969-976. Hershey, Pa, USA: IGI Global Publishing.
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Other Information

Dr Gudes is an associate supervisor for 2 PhD students at Griffith University:

PhD candidate Name: Mark Ballantyne 


Mark's work addresses the impacts recreational trails that may be having on threatened plant communities in Australia. Using a 3-pronged approach this thesis will look at how direct, indirect and spatial effects of trail networks may alter community structure, function and composition. It will focus on Tall Open Blackbutt Forest, an endangered forest in the Gold Coast-Brisbane region, the Kosciuszko Windswept Feldmark of the Australian Alps and Montane Heath on the Sunshine Coast of southern Queensland. The work will look at how differential nature of trails, trail proliferation, informal trails and the sub-patches created by trails actively fragment these rare communities, contribute to their degradation and ultimately their persistance in a natural state. Such impacts may include trampling, increased edge areas, weed transport and soil alteration. It will have a strong GIS-basis using new spatial technologies to crticially analyse the impacts and present results. The work will be directly relevant for academic fields in fragmentation, conservation biology and tourism, but will also be of great use for management of these threatened ecosystems. This work is supervised by Associate Professor Catherine Pickering - Griffith University and Dr Ori Gudes, Curtin University.

PhD candidate Name: Agustina Barros


Agustina’s work addresses the impacts from tourism activities in alpine ecosystems in the highest protected area in the Southern Hemisphere, Aconcagua Provincial Park in the Andes of Argentina. For her project she is using two scales of analyses including field research for localized impacts and landscape level assessments for multiple tourism impacts. For localized impacts, she has used standardize experimental methodologies to assess the effects of common activities, including a) trampling by tourists and pack animals on natural vegetation, and b) intensive grazing by pack animals on plant communities of high conservation value. Landscape level analyses includes c) the effects of fragmentation from recreational trails on the condition of vegetation, and d) the effects of tourism related activities for the whole Park through spatial based analysis. The work will be directly relevant for academic fields in alpine ecology, protected areas management and geography. This work is supervised by Associate Professor Catherine Pickering - Griffith University and Dr Ori Gudes, Curtin University.

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