Mr David Buil-Gil

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David Buil-Gil holds a Bachelor in Criminology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master's Degree in Crime Analysis and Prevention from the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche. He is currently undertaking a doctoral thesis at the University of Manchester funded by the Presidential Doctoral Scholar Award of this University. His PhD research is based on the application of small area estimation techniques for the spatial study of emotions and attitudes towards crime at the low area level. He is also Teaching Assistant at University of Manchester an associate researcher at the Crimina Research Center at Miguel Hernandez University. In 2014, he received one of the JAEIntro fellowships of the Spanish National Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), a scholarship he dedicated to research into fear of crime among the immigrant population of the city of Barcelona. This work was awarded by the Archimedes Contest from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, as well as the 2016 Student Award from the Spanish Society for Criminological Research (SEIC). In 2016 he developed a research project on the spatial distribution of fear of crime in Elche, based on the mobile application InseguridApp, a work subsequently awarded by the Crimina Research Center. He is member of the Spanish Society for Criminological Research (SEIC) and coordinator of the Spanish Network of Early Career Researchers in Criminology (REJIC). His areas of interest are the spatial analysis of crime and the spatial analysis of emotions and attitudes towards crime.


External positions

Associate researcher at Crimina Research Center, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche

Areas of expertise


  • Fear of crime, Small area estimation, Environmental criminology, Crime analysis, Attitudes towards crime

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Master of Arts, Crime Analysis and Crime Prevention, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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