Brian O’Leary is a freelance spatial, statistical and policy analyst and is working with OCL on a part-time basis.
Prior to joining OCL early in 2018 Brian was the Senior Manager: City Research and Policy Advocacy Department at eThekwini Municipality in Durban, South Africa. Brian worked for eThekwini Municipality from 1998 until retirement on December 31st 2017. Brian has experience in the following sectors: public sector customer satisfaction monitoring and evaluation, public policy analysis, tertiary education lecturing, academic journal reviewer, commercial and development banking.
Brian has published in the following topics: ageing, neighbourhood and home; quality of life in Durban, measuring quality of life in informal settlements, changing racial geography, neural network analysis of patterns of service and socio-economic inequality; economic analysis of wind generated electricity at remote installations.
Brian has reviewed academic journal articles in the following topics: Poverty and happiness in rural areas; Multidimensional Poverty and Happiness; Visualizing the good life: A cross-cultural analysis; Inequality-and Happiness, Time perspective and subjective well-being; Transition Economies and Subjective Wellbeing; Happiness-maximization and government goals; Transitional Economies and Subjective Wellbeing.
At OCL Brian has worked on the following: Data principles, Data management policy, GIS based Crime data analysis at Ward level, documentation of municipal service delivery reporting, Land Audit summary statistics, Analysis of Mining Corporate Social Investment.