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Sujet de thèse


- Associate Professor within the Department of Criminology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta.

- Ph.D. in Spatio-temporal Environmental Criminology, University of Huddersfield, UK

Thesis: Spatio-Temporal Environmental Criminology: a study of crime

and social interactionism in relation to landuse, dataflows and

spatial statistics for policy making

- MSc in GIS University of Huddersfield, UK

Thesis: Web-mapping Census exercise for Malta: a socio-technic

approach (GIS, database management, organisational management)

- BA(Hons) in Sociology (minor Psychology), University of Malta

Thesis: Policy making for the Aged in society and work (statistics, research skills)

Thème de recherche

His main area of research is spatio-temporal analysis of the social and physical relationships using spatial information systems.

His expertise lies in the implementation of developmental cross-thematic approaches and uses to the data cycle and management with emphasis on the thematic and spatial data structures, visualisation, modelling, web-mapping, analysis and dataflow management and reporting. He is a Member of the Applied Criminology Centre at the University of Huddersfield.  Prof. Formosa developed the website which covers ongoing crime-related research and statistics in Malta.

Research interest:

§ Environmental Criminology

§ Spatio-Temporal Analysis

§ Geographical Information Systems

§ Remote Sensing & LIDAR

§ 3D Technologies - Virtuality

§ Urban Planning & Climate Change

§ Post-Disaster Scenarios

Thème de recherche

Geo-Spatialization application in the context of Landscape Cultural Heritage (beyond Urban Heritage) and game-based digital tools. He is the project leader of a teamwork with Christine Wacta, Elizabeth Mortamais, Patrice Ceccarini and Louisette Rasoloniaina (EVCAU members). This initiative is under the André Del work lineage reasserting the predominant role of digital and the paradigmatic shift it implies in architectural, urban, rural, landscape and museal fields beyond datavisualization it opens a broad vista on new historical and contemporary reinterpretation, practice and pedagogy renewal in favour to innovation and collective/strategic intelligence.


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