• 2512 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
20072020

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Personal profile

Introduction

Catherine Linard graduated in Geographical Sciences at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium) in 2005. She completed her PhD thesis on spatial and integrated modelling of complex disease systems at the Department of Geography of the UCL in January 2009 and was then visiting researcher for 4 months at the Department of Zoology (TALA Research Group), University of Oxford. She was then a post-doctoral fellow of the Wiener-Anspach Foundation for two years at the Department of Zoology of the University of Oxford, followed by six years (2011-2017) as post-doctoral fellow at the Spatial Epidemiology Lab (SpELL) of the ULB (with fundings from the FNRS and BELSPO). She is professor at the department of Geography of the University of Namur since 2015.

Catherine is interested in integrated approaches to spatial issues in epidemiology. She combines different methods and tools (e.g. Geographical Information Systems, spatial statistics and models, high resolution remote sensing) for a spatial and integrated approach to various disease systems, especially vector-borne and zoonotic diseases (e.g. malaria, dengue, avian influenza). Her current research activities focus on human population distribution predictions, urban expansion models for Africa and the impact of population distribution changes on health and vulnerability. She also produces and updates high-resolution population distribution maps for African countries (WorldPop project).

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Health geography
  • Human population mapping
  • Spatial modelling
  • Geographical Information Systems

External responsibilities

  • Member of the national sub-committee for cartography and GIS
  • Member of the scientific committee for the EUGEO 2017 congress
  • Member of the WorldPop consortium (www.worldpop.org)

Diplomas

  • PhD in Sciences (Geography), UCL, 2009.
  • MSc in Geography (UCL, 2005)
  • BSc in Geography (UCL, 2003)

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Award Date: 15 Jan 2009

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Projects

projet STEREO-DISSUP

Linard, C.

1/06/2030/11/20

Project: Research

REACT: REMOTE SENSING FOR EPIDEMIOLOGY IN AFRICAN CITIES

Linard, C., Wolff, E., Vanhuyse, S. & Van Lipzig, N. P. M.

1/12/1631/12/20

Project: Research

Research Output

  • 2512 Citations
  • 23 h-Index
  • 58 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Working paper

An evaluation of species distribution models to estimate tree diversity at genus level in a heterogeneous urban-rural landscape

Stas, M., Aerts, R., Hendrickx, M., Dendoncker, N., Dujardin, S., Linard, C., Nawrot, T., Van Nieuwenhuyse, A., Aerts, J. M., Van Orshoven, J. & Somers, B., Jun 2020, In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 198, 103770.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Comparisons of two global built area land cover datasets in methods to disaggregate human population in eleven countries from the global South

    Stevens, F. R., Gaughan, A. E., Nieves, J. J., King, A., Sorichetta, A., Linard, C. & Tatem, A. J., 2 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Digital Earth. 13, 1, p. 78-100 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Diversity of urban growth patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1960–2010 period

    Wolff, E., Grippa, T., Forget, Y., Georganos, S., Vanhuysse, S., Shimoni, M. & Linard, C., 2 Jan 2020, In : African Geographical Review. 39, 1, p. 45-57 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Mobile Phone Data for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Reviewing Applications, Opportunities and Key Challenges

    Dujardin, S., Jacques, D., Steele, J. & Linard, C., 18 Feb 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 4, p. 1501 17 p., 1501.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Need for an integrated deprived area "slum" mapping system (IDEAMAPS) in low-and middle-income countries (LMICS)

    Thomson, D. R., Kuffer, M., Boo, G., Hati, B., Grippa, T., Elsey, H., Linard, C., Mahabir, R., Kyobutungi, C., Maviti, J., Mwaniki, D., Ndugwa, R., Makau, J., Sliuzas, R., Cheruiyot, S., Nyambuga, K., Mboga, N., Kimani, N. W., de Albuquerque, J. P. & Kabaria, C., 1 May 2020, In : Social Sciences. 9, 5, 17 p., 80.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 29 Downloads (Pure)

    Datasets

    Additional file 1: of Dynamic denominators: the impact of seasonally varying population numbers on disease incidence estimates

    Erbach-Schoenberg, E. Z. (Contributor), Alegana, V. (Creator), Sorichetta, A. (Creator), Linard, C. (Contributor), Lourenรงo, C. (Contributor), Ruktanonchai, N. (Creator), Graupe, B. (Creator), Bird, T. (Creator), Pezzulo, C. (Creator), Wesolowski, A. (Creator) & Tatem, A. (Creator), University of Namur, 12 Oct 2016

    Dataset

    Dynamic denominators: the impact of seasonally varying population numbers on disease incidence estimates

    Zu Erbach-Schoenberg, E. (Contributor), Alegana, V. A. (Contributor), Sorichetta, A. (Contributor), Linard, C. (Contributor), Christoper, L. (Contributor), Ruktanonchai, N. W. (Contributor), Graupe, B. (Contributor), Bird, T. J. (Contributor), Pezzulo, C. (Contributor), Wesolowski, A. (Contributor) & Tatem, A. J. (Contributor), Figshare, 1 Jan 2016

    Dataset

    Mapping intra-urban malaria risk using high resolution satellite imagery: a case study of Dar es Salaam

    Noor, A. M. (Contributor), Kabaria, C. W. (Contributor), Linard, C. (Contributor), Molteni, F. (Contributor), Chacky, F. (Contributor), Mandike, R. (Contributor) & Snow, R. W. (Contributor), Figshare, 1 Jan 2016

    Dataset

    Activities

    6th EUGEO Congress (Event)

    Catherine Linard (Member)

    4 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Agence Nationale de la Recherche (External organisation)

    Catherine Linard (Member)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Belgian Earth Observation Day

    Catherine Linard (Contributor)

    8 Dec 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Cartographier pour répondre aux crises humanitaires

    Catherine Linard (Invited speaker)

    24 Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Big Data and Regional Policy

    Catherine Linard (Invited Speaker)

    22 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    Taking the census, with cellphones

    Renaud Lambiotte & Catherine Linard

    27/10/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment