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Dr James Cheshire
Department of Geography
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Geography
  • Faculty of S&HS

James completed a BSc (1st Class Hons.) in Physical Geography at the University of Southampton (2005-2008) before undertaking a PhD in GIScience at the UCL Department of Geography (2008-2011). His topic was the spatial analysis and visualisation of large surname databases. After completing his PhD he was appointed Lecturer in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation at CASA and in 2014 became a Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography and then Senior Lecturer (2016) at the UCL Department of Geography. Aside from his academic outputs, a wide range of his maps and visualisations have been featured in the popular print press (such as the National Geographic and the Guardian) as well as online. He enjoys blogging both for spatial.ly and mappinglondon.co.uk. 

James has co-authored two highly successful books Where the Animals Go (http://wheretheanimalsgo.com) and London: The Information Capital ( http://theinformationcapital.com)

Research Summary

James' current research focus is the use of "big" and open datasets for the study of social science - a project funded by the ESRC Future Research Leaders Scheme. James is also a co-investigator in two of ESRC's "Big Data Network" initiatives - the Consumer Data Research Centre and the Administrative Data Research Centre. In addition, James is involved in a number of projects that relate to the increased use of quantitative data in the social sciences. He has published in a range of journals on a variety of topics including the use of cycle hire schemes, the spatial analysis of surnames and new ways to visualise population data.

Teaching Summary

Between 2011-2013 James wrote and convened Geographic Information Systems and Science module (30 hours in across the autumn term) that forms a core part of the Masters in Research (MRes) offered by the UCL CASA. He was CASA's Department Graduate Tutor and has completed a Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education at the Institute of Education.

James is now developing a range of undergraduate teaching resources and modules as part of his role as a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography affiliated to UCL's Q-Step Centre.

James also runs a number of graduate-level and professional skills workshops for the use of quantitative methods in research and data visualisation.

01-SEP-2016 Senior Lecturer Geography UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2014 Deputy Director Consumer Data Research Centre University College London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2014 Lecturer Department of Geography UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2011 – 31-AUG-2014 Lecturer Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis UCL, United Kingdom
SEP-2009 – AUG-2011 Research Assistant Geography/ Dept. Clinical Pharmacology UCL/ University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2011 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Geographic Information Science University College London
2008 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Geography University of Southampton
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