Vania  Ceccato Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Vania Ceccato

KTH Royal Institute of technology

I am interested in the relationship between urban environment and safety. GIS & spatial statistical methods underlie my research that concentrates on the following fields: •transit safety, individual's mobility & the intersectionality of safety, •geography of crime & fear in urban & rural environments, •impact of crime on housing markets; inequalities, •safety as a public health issue: accidents, fall, self harm, crime, • governance, security, surveillance and distributive justice


Funding organizations include Swedish Research Councils, such as FORMAS, VR, Riksbanken and FORTE and also the National Transportation Authority and various municipalities and companies.

Ceccato has recently been appointed as British Society of Criminology International Ambassador.

She was guest-editor of in Security Journal in 2013 (Palgrave) and Journal of Rural Studies in 2015 (Elsevier). Ceccato is member of the board of the journal International Criminal Justice Review (Sage) and Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention (Taylor and Francis). She is a peer reviewer for a number of international journals such as Urban Studies; Journal of quantitative Criminology, Cities; Crime, Law and Social Change; Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency; Environment and planning A; Environment and Planning B; Gender, culture and place; Urban Geography, Journal of Rural Studies, The professional Geographer; Urban Affairs, Crime, Law and Social change, Geographical Analysis.

Ceccato administrates the user mail list TCR-Network, TRANSIT CRIME RESEARCH NETWORK with more than 80 members worldwide. For more details about how to subscribe to the list, go to

Vania Ceccato aims at promoting research that is gender informed. Since 2012, Ceccato is member of the genderSTE which is an EU initiative that aims at better integrating the gender dimensions in science and technology by promoting women’s careers in science and technology through structural change of institutions; by promoting a better integration of gender in the content of science, research and technology. She is also an active member of European Society of Criminology Working Group Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice that meets once a year and share periodical emails. She is also member of the COST Action TU1203 – Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning.

Ceccato was post-doctoral candidate at University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology and Department of Geography between 2002 and 2006. She was awarded a doctorate degree at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm in 2001 and while a PhD candidate, she was a visiting research fellow at IIASA, Austria (The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), and at the University of Sheffield, UK in 1999.She holds a Master Degree from INPE - National Institute for Space Research, Brazil and is bachelor in Geography, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro - Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She is Brazilian and Swedish citizen with families in both sides of Atlantic. Ceccato lives in Danderyd, Stockholm region, Sweden and spends often vacation in Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she was born.


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