My research focuses on geographic information science, critical GIS, and quantitative human geography. I aim to analyse, visualise, and critique the geographies of information, with a particular interest on internet content production and representativeness. I also work in the field of location-based services, with a particular focus on the concept of geographic relevance, and geographic information retrieval. My teaching and research interests also include geocomputation, information visualization, public participation GIS, volunteer geographic information, and uncertainty in GIS, and a critical approach to data science and big data analysis.
Main research interests include:
- Geographic information science
- Volunteer geographic information
- Geographic information retrieval and location-based services
- Information geographies and geographies of the internet
- Quantitative urban geography and gentrification
- Data science and reproducible research
Research Areas for PhD Supervision include:
information geographies, internet, geographic relevance, location-based services, geographic information retrieval, critical GIS, geocomputation, volunteer geographic information
Enquiries: If you are interested in studying for a PhD in one of these research areas, please make informal enquiries via geogPGresearch@le.ac.uk.
In the news
- 28 April 2015 – The Guardian: The hidden biases of Geodata
- 23 September 2014 – Huffington Post: Map Shows The World’s Internet Population
- 14 May 2014 – Wired.co.uk: Infographic: A freelance working week revealed
- 23 April 2014 – Nikkei: Internet Mapping
- 4 April 2014 – Washington Post: Talk about a series of tubes: Undersea Internet cables mapped like the London Underground
- 3 April 2014 – ITV: London Underground map depicts Internet’s backbone
- 2 April 2014 – Sky News: The Tube-Style Map Of The Internet’s Backbone
- 18 March 2014 – The Guardian: Interactive: which countries have the most Google search results?
- 14 March 2014 – Jeune Afrique: Internet : à quel point votre pays est-il connu sur Google?
- 14 March 2014 – Washington Post: Why the wealthiest countries are also the most open with their data
- 25 February 2014 – The Atlantic: There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined
- 8 November 2013 – Die Zeit Data Blog: Die Kolonialmächte des Internets
- 6 November 2013 – Washington Post: The US, Germany, and Britain still dominate the Internet
- 6 November 2013 – Slate: Why You Won’t Find Tuvalu on a Map of the World’s Internet Domains
- 30 October 2013 – Epoca: Um império chamado Google
- 12 October 2013 – Business Insider: Here’s Where The 6 Billion Photos On Flickr Come From
- 6 October 2013 – Times of India: Google most popular site globally: Report
- 5 October 2013 – India Today: Google, Facebook rule Age of Internet Empires
- 4 October 2013 – The Atlantic: Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country’s Favorite Website
- 4 October 2013 – La Nacion: Cuáles son los sitios web más populares del mundo en cada país
- 4 October 2013 – ZDNet: Google vs. Facebook vs. Baidu: Battle of the Internet empires
- 4 October 2013 – NPR: Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest
- 3 October 2013 – CBC News: And The World’s Most Popular Websites Are…
- 3 October 2013 – The Guardian: Facebook or Google: which website rules the world?