Academic Research

Dr Hannah Fry is a Professor in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London

She works alongside a unique mix of physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, architects and geographers to study the patterns in human behaviour – particularly in an urban setting. Her research applies to a wide range of social problems and questions, from shopping and transport to urban crime, riots and terrorism and she has applied this research by advising and working alongside governments, police forces, supermarkets and health analysts.

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Stevens, M. C. A., Faulkner, S. C., Wilke, A. B. B., Beier, J. C., Vasquez, C., Petrie, W. D., . . .  Comber, S. C. (2021).

Spatially clustered count data provide more efficient search strategies in invasion biology and disease control. Ecological Applications. doi:10.1002/eap.2329

Kucharski, A. J., Klepac, P., Conlan, A. J. K., Kissler, S. M., Tang, M. L., Fry, H., . . . Edmunds, W. J. (2020).

Effectiveness of isolation, testing, contact tracing, and physical distancing on reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in different settings: a mathematical modelling study. The Lancet. Infectious diseases. doi:10.1016/S1473- 3099(20)30457-6 

Frith, M. (2019).

A discrete choice and configurational analysis of burglary offence location choices. (PhD Thesis, UCL (University College London)). 

Frith, M., Johnson, S., & Fry, H. (2017).

The role of the street network in offender spatial decision making. Criminology. doi:10.1111/1745-9125.12133 

Smith, C. M., Fry, H., Anderson, C., Maguire, H., & Hayward, A. C. (2017).

Optimising spatial accessibility to inform rationalisation of specialist health services. International Journal of Health Geographics, 16(1). doi:10.1186/s12942-017-0088-6 

Smith, C. M., Trienekens, S. C., Anderson, C., Lalor, M. K., Brown, T., Story, A., . . . Maguire, H. (2017).

Twenty years and counting: epidemiology of an outbreak of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis in England and Wales, 1995 to 2014.. Euro Surveill, 22 (8). doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.8.30467

Fry, H. (2017). Complex systems dynamics.

In Dynamical and Complex Systems World Scientific Publishing Europe Limited.

Bishop, S. R., Davies, T. P., Fry, H., & Wilson, A. (2016).

The London Riots –1: Epidemiology, Spatial Interaction and Probability of Arrest. In Approaches to Geo mathematical Modelling New Tools For Complexity Science. John Wiley & Sons. 

Baudains, P., Davies, T., Fry, H., & Wilson, A. (2016).

From Colonel Blotto to Field Marshall Blotto. In Approaches to Geo-mathematical Modelling New Tools For Complexity Science. John Wiley & Sons. 

Fry, H., & Smith, F. T. (2016).

A dynamic global trade model of four sectors. In Approaches to Geo-mathematical Modelling New Tools For Complexity Science. John Wiley & Sons.

Fry, H., & Smith, F. T. (2016).

Rate effects on the growth of centres. European Journal of Applied Mathematics. doi:10.1017/S0956792516000231 

Tench, S., Fry, H., & Gill, P.(2016).

Spatio-temporal patterns of IED usage by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 27(3), 377-402. doi:10.1017/S0956792515000686 

Baudains, P. J., Fry, H. M., Davies, T. P., Wilson, A. G., & Bishop, S. R. (2015).

A dynamic spatial model of conflict escalation. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 27(3), 530-553. doi:10.1017/S0956792515000558 

Smith, C. M., Le Comber, S. C., Fry, H., Bull, M., Leach, S., & Hayward, A. C. (2015).

Spatial methods for infectious disease outbreak investigations: systematic literature review. EUROSURVEILLANCE, 20(39), 6-26. doi:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2015.20.39.30026 

Smith, C. M., Downs, S. H., Mitchell, A., Hayward, A. C., Fry, H., & Le Comber, S. C. (2015).

Spatial Targeting for Bovine Tuberculosis Control: Can the Locations of Infected Cattle Be Used to Find Infected Badgers?. PLOS ONE, 10(11), 14 pages. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142710

Davies, T., Fry, H., Wilson, A., Palmisano, A., Altaweel, M., & Radner, K. (2014).

Application of an Entropy Maximizing and Dynamics Model for Understanding Settlement Structure: The Khabur Triangle in the Middle Bronze and Iron Ages. Journal of Archaeological Science, 43, 141-154. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.12.014 

Davies, T. P., Fry, H., Wilson, A. G., & Bishop, S. (2013).

A mathematical model of the London riots and their policing. Scientific Reports, 3. doi:10.1038/srep01303 

Davies, T., Fry, H., Wilson, A., Palmisano, A., Altaweel, M., & Radner, K. (2013).

Application of an Entropy Maximizing and Dynamics Model for Understanding Settlement Structure: The Khabur Triangle in the Middle Bronze and Iron Ages.

Fry, H. (2012).

A study of droplet deformation (1st ed.). Lulu. 

Baudains, P., Fry, H., Davies, T. P.,& Wilson, A. G. (n.d.).

Introducing space to mathematical models of conflict.

Fry, H., & Wilson, A. G. (n.d.).

A dynamic global trade model with four sectors: food, natural resources, manufactured goods and labour.