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- Professor of Geographic Information
- Dept of Geography
- Faculty of S&HS
Paul is Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London, UK, where he also directs the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre. He has been involved in: over 50 research grants (totalling over £22 million); postgraduate supervision of 50 Ph.D. students (most funded by research councils); publications, including eighteen books, over 150 refereed journal articles and contributions to edited collections; academic and editorial duties, including past editorship of two journals and current membership of five editorial boards; eleven externally-funded visiting appointments and over 150 conference presentations and external seminars; extensive teaching commitments (including strategic roles in two centres of excellence in teaching and learning); and major commitments to administration in four top-rated university departments.
The development and application of geographic information science, with strong emphasis on the development and deployment of geo-temporal data infrastructures developed from Big or Open Data.
Applications include: the development of geo-temporal demographic classifications at neighbourhood scales; family name geographies and onomastics; mapping variation in human DNA; retail geography and consumer behaviour; the delivery of public services, specifically education, health and policing; and the diffusion and use of new information and communications technologies.
|01-JUL-2014||Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) Director||Geography||University College London, United Kingdom|
|01-JAN-2003 – 01-JAN-2004||Research Senior Fellowship||Geography, ESRC Advanced Institute for Management||University College London, United Kingdom|
|01-JAN-2000 – 01-JAN-2003||Professor of Geographic Information Science||Geography||University College London, United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-1992 – 30-JUN-2000||Lecturer, Reader and Professor||Geographical Sciences||University of Bristol, United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-1985 – 30-SEP-1992||Lecturer in Planning||City and Regional Planning||Cardiff University, United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-1984 – 30-SEP-1985||Lecturer in Geography||Geography||University of Reading, United Kingdom|
|1997||DSC||Doctor of Science – Geographical Information Systems||University of Bristol|
|1984||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Geography||University of Bristol|
|1980||BSc Hons||Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Geography||University of Bristol|