Left the Unit in 2021
Work and interests
Labib’s primary research focus is on developing novel quantitative spatial analytical approaches associated with geographic information science (GIS), spatial data science, and remote sensing. Labib applies spatial analytics in health impact modelling to explore the influence of the built environment (e.g., greenspace) and active transportation (e.g., cycling) on health outcomes. While at the Unit Labib was involved with the JIBE and the METAHIT project of the Public Health Modelling group. He left the Unit in September 2021.
Background and experience
Prior to joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Labib was PhD student at the University of Manchester (UoM). Labib’s multidisciplinary academic background encompasses quantitative geography, urban planning, and environmental sciences. He completed a MSc in GIS from the UoM after earning a BSc in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialisation in sustainable urban transportation and emission modelling from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Labib’s PhD research focused on environmental health issues, and he developed new approaches to model greenspace exposure using innovative geospatial methods and big-spatial data. During his PhD, Labib also worked as a part-time research assistant for the Horizon 2020 funded RESIN project to model and map climate change risk for Greater Manchester’s transport infrastructure.
- Labib SM, Lindley S, Huck JJ. Spatial dimensions of the influence of urban green-blue spaces on human health: A systematic review. Environmental research (2020) 180: 108869.
- Labib SM. Investigation of the likelihood of green infrastructure (GI) enhancement along linear waterways or on derelict sites (DS) using machine learning. Environmental Modelling & Software (2019) 118 : 146-165.
- Labib SM, Harris A. The potentials of Sentinel-2 and LandSat-8 data in green infrastructure extraction, using object based image analysis (OBIA) method. European Journal of Remote Sensing (2018) 51.1: 231-240.
- Labib SM, Neema MN, Rahaman Z, Patwary SH, Shakil SH. Carbon dioxide emission and bio-capacity indexing for transportation activities: A methodological development in determining the sustainability of vehicular transportation systems. Journal of Environmental Management (2018) 223: 57-73.