Senior lecturer in geographic information systems, Newcastle University

I joined the then Department of Surveying in 1995 as a Systems Programmer and IT advisor. Previously I had worked at Nissan as a Software Developer writing in-house system software and participating in the development of 3D Cad. I have continued to focus on the development of systems and software in the geospatial field. My research interests include:

The internet of things - specifically geosensors and embedded sensors and their incorporation into the geo-information stream
Next generation analytics - the application of real-time data and spatial data to facilitate near real-time processing, modelling, simulation and prediction
Spatial data management in traditional relational systems and NoSQL type structures

I work closely with Civil Engineers in Transport and Water Resources on a range of Earth Systems Engineering Problems focussing on the development of software and systems using spatial data.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior lecturer in geographic information systems, Newcastle University