Kathryn Adams

Research Assistant and part-time PhD student

School/Department: Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability



I am a GIS Research Assistant and part-time PhD candidate based in the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability (CEHS). I graduated with a First Class degree in BSc Geography from Aberystwyth University in 2018 and later with a Distinction in MSc Geographical Information Science from University of Leicester. In 2019, I was awarded joint winner of the GISc RG Dissertation Prize and RICs Prize for my dissertation “A GIS decision-support analysis of exposure to air pollution during active transport in Leicester”.


Currently, I support a number of noise and air pollution research projects by using geographical information systems to source, integrate and analyse data regarding environmental pollution, climate, population demographics, as well as, social and health indicators. My PhD aims to undertake a spatio-temporal analysis of environmental noise and social injustices associated with road traffic.

Press and media


- Aberystwyth University, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences Department Prize - Highest academic achieving student within the BSc Geography Degree scheme.
- W.C Bradley Geomorphology Prize - Highest Dissertation mark within the area of Geomorphology at Aberystwyth University. Dissertation: "Reconstructing the recent channel planform adjustments of the Afon Elan, Mid Wales".
- RGS-IBG GIScRG Masters Dissertation Prize - Joint Winner 2018.


International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) Annual Meeting - Lisbon, 2022.


In my spare time I am an avid runner. I have competed in 2 marathons - London Marathon (3:55hr) and Manchester (3:38hr) which gained me a 'Good for Age' place at the London Marathon 2023. 
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