Anna Zanchetta



Research Associate


With a background in astronomy and the physics of the atmosphere, Anna has obtained her PhD in Geomatics from the Department of Engineering at Bologna University.

Anna has a multi-year experience in the Middle East, where she was involved in activities ranging from water resources and environment management in humanitarian contexts, to remote sensing and desertification studies on arid and semiarid areas.

After a postdoc on Transport justice, as part of the Fair Transport Lab in the Technion, she recently moved to London where initially she has worked as a spatial analyst for an environmental research company.

Anna is a real passionate of open source and maps, and anything that puts the two together.

Research interests

At the Turing, Anna is part of the Ecosystems of digital twins project within urban analytics, under the supervision of Mark Birkin. Her early stage research at the Turing involves modelling pandemics and characterising land use urban patterns.