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Prof. Dr. Blake Walker


  • Seit September 2019: Professur Digitale Geographie/Kulturgeographie – Forschungsschwerpunkt zur Digitalen Transformation, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
    im Rahmen des so genannten 1000-Professuren-Programms der Bundesregierung
  • August 2018 bis August 2019: Gastforscher am Geographischen Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • September 2017 bis Juli 2018: Gastdozent am Geographischen Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Mai 2016: PhD (Räumliche Epidemiologie), Geography Department, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Kanada
  • Februar 2013: MSc (Räumliche Epidemiologie), Geography Department, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Kanada
  • Mai 2011 bis Mai 2017: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Dozent, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Kanada
  • Juni 2011: BA (Geoinformatik), Ryerson University, Toronto, Kanada

  • Walker BB, Canham S, Wister A, Fang ML. Disparities in local access to culturally-relevant residential care and assisted living facilities: a GIS-facilitated study of East Asian seniors’ care in Vancouver, Canada. Journal of Care for the Elderly. 2019; 1540:353X.
  • Walker BB, Shashank A, Gasevic D, Schuurman N, Poirier P, Teo K, Rangarajan S, Yusuf S, Lear SA. The Local Food Environment and Obesity: Evidence from Three Cities. Forthcoming.
  • Enoguanbhor E, Lakes T, Nielsen JØ, Gollnow F, Walker BB. Land cover change detection in the Abuja City-Region, Nigeria: Integrating GIS and remotely sensed data to support decision-making in land use planning. Sustainability. 2019; 11:1313.
  • Barbosa K, Walker BB, Ferrira R. Spatial Epidemiological characteristics of interpersonal violence in Campina Grande, Brazil: a comparative geographic study of violence in domestic versus community settings. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(1):e0208304.
  • Yafe E, Walker BB, Amram O, Schuurman N, Randall E, Friger M, Adini B. Volunteer First Responders for Optimizing Management              of Mass Casualty Incidents in Israel. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2018; 4:1-8.
  • Haacke H, Enssle F, Helbrecht I, Lakes T, Walker BB. Cluster analysis for the derivation of agents for ABMs in the context of an ageing, super-diverse population: a mixed-methods approach [short paper]. AGILE. 2018; Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Walker BB, Schuurman N, Auluck A, Lear SA, Rosin M. Socioeconomic disparities in head and neck cancer patients’ spatial access to cancer treatment centres. Journal of Rural and Remote Health. 2017; 17: 4210.
  • Krstic N, Yuchi W, Ho D, Walker BB, Knudby A, Henderson S. HEIDI: a Heat-Integrated Deprivation Index for estimating vulnerability to extreme heat events. Environment International. 2017; 109:42-52.
  • Walker BB. Making connections in a tough data scene. The Canadian Geographer. 2016; 60(3). [Editorial.]
  • Amram O, Walker BB, Schuurman N, Pike I, Yanchar N. Differences in paediatric trauma mortality between aboriginal and non-aboriginal populations in British Columbia, 2001-2009. Int. J. Env. Res. Public Health. 2016; 13(7):651.
  • Auluck A, Walker BB, Hislop G, Lear S, Schuurman N, Rosin M. Socio-economic deprivation: a significant determinant affecting stage of oral cancer diagnosis and survival. BMC Cancer. 2016;16:569. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-016-2579-4.
  • Ho D, Knudby A, Walker BB, Henderson SB. Delineation of spatial variability in the temperature-mortality relationship on extremely hot days in greater Vancouver, Canada. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2016. DOI:10.1289/EHP224.
  • Bernabe-Ortiz A, Varela-Gaona M, Miranda JJ, Walker BB, Diez-Canseco F, Gilman RH, et al. Spatial distribution of depressive symptoms in a periurban area of Lima, Peru. Annals of Epidemiology. 2016;26(2):93-9.
  • Yuchi W, Knudby A, Cowper J, Gombojav E, Amram O, Walker BB, Allen R. Derivation of land use surrogates from remote sensing data for               modelling spatial patterns of air pollution in Ulaanbaatar. The Canadian Geographer. 2016; 60(3).
  • Walker BB, Schuurman N, Auluck A, Lear SA, Rosin M. Suburbanisation of oral cavity cancers: evidence from a geographically-explicit observational study of incidence trends. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15:758.
  • Walker BB, Schuurman N. The pen or the sword: a situated spatial analysis of graffiti and violent injury in Vancouver, British              Columbia. The Professional Geographer. 2015;67(4):608-619.
  • Schuurman N, Cinnamon J, Walker BB, Fawcett V, Nichol A, Hameed SM, Matzopoulos R. Intentional injury and violence in Cape Town, South Africa: An epidemiological analysis of trauma admissions data. Global Health Action. 2015; 8:27016.
  • Walker BB, Taylor-Noonan C, Tabbernor A, McKinnon T, Bal H, Bradley D, Schuurman N, Clague J. A multicriteria evaluation model of earthquake vulnerability in Victoria, British Columbia. Natural Hazards. 2014; 74:1209.
  • Walker BB, Schuurman N, Hameed SM. A GIS-based spatiotemporal analysis of violent trauma hotspots in Vancouver, Canada: identification, contextualisation and intervention. BMJ Open. 2014; 4:e003642.
  • Auluck A, Walker BB, Hislop G, Lear SA, Schuurman N, Rosin M. Population-based incidence trends of oropharyngeal and oral cavity cancers by sex among the poorest and underprivileged populations. BMC Cancer. 2014; 13:316.
  • Walker BB, Rinner C. A qualitative framework for evaluating participation on the Geoweb. URISA J.2013; 25(2): 15-24.
  • Walker BB, Schuurman N. Environmental correlates with violent injury. Geomatica. 2012; 66(4): 269-78.

  • Digitale Gesundheitsgeographien und Räumliche Epidemiologie
  • Quantitative Analyse
  • Geoinformatik und kritische Geoinformationsverarbeitung

  • Sozial- und umweltbezogene Risikofaktoren auf Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen (in Kollaboration mit der Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology Study)
  • Kleinmaßstäbige sozioökonomischen und kulturellen Raümlichkeiten in Bezug auf zwischenmenschliche Gewalt und (verschiedene Studien in Brasilien, Kanada und Deutschland)
  • Digitalisierung von historischen-kulturellen Erzählungen mit Schwerpunkt auf First Nations und Wild West/Frontier Geographien in Nordamerika und Europa