Billy is a geographer and GIScientist, and currently a lecturer in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester. Their research and expertise are uniquely positioned at the intersection of critical human geography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial information science, and international disaster studies. Billy's current main research areas include critical and participatory GIS, disaster vulnerability, LGBTIQ+ marginality, and graffiti in spaces of conflict/peace. Central to all their work is the desire to capture, expose and potentially empower marginalised voices. Billy teaches critical studies of GIS and international disaster management.
Billy holds a PhD in Geography, a Master of Applied Science (Spatial Information Science), and a Bachelor of Science (Geography, Geology & Geophysics), all from the University of Sydney.