I am interested in a wide variety of research areas where Geographic Information Science (GISci) and spatial analysis can be used. Currently, I am actively engaged in a number of research areas - see below. For students interested in working with me please see current opportunities or contact me directly for more information.

Current Projects/Grants

Uncovering the Mechanisms of Migratory Bird Navigation with Big Data Analytics
Collaborators: Urska Demsar, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Investigating the relationship between greenspace and health in Scottish schoolchildren: The GReenspace Availability and Scottish Schoolchildren (GRASS) project
Collaborators: Jo Inchley, Gina Martin
Funded by the Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity

Reshaping society and space: home-based self-employment and businesses (WORKANDHOME)
Collaborators: Darja Reuschke
Funded by the European Research Council

Conflict and coexistance in the Scottish uplands: Quantifying the relative importance of human disturbance to wildife using red deer as a case study.
Collaborators: Justin Irvine, Phil Stephens
Funded by the Carnegie Trust & The British Deer Society


Impacts of human hunting on white-tailed deer behaviour.
Collaborators: Stephen Webb, Seth Harju
Funded by the Noble Research Institute

Current Research Students

Solene Marion, PhD Student (1st Supervisor, with Justn Irvine and Urska Demsar)
Quantifying Human Disturbance to Red Deer in the Scottish Uplands

Sebastijan Sekulic, PhD Student (2nd Supervisor, with Urska Demsar)
Exploring the effect of location and environment on human mobility flows with big data analytics

Vanessa da Silva Brum Bastos, PhD Student (2nd supervisor, with Urska Demsar)
New methodological approaches for cross-scale integration of thermal remote sensing data with spatial-temporal movement data

Noor Saeed, PhD Student (1st Supervisor, with Alan Marshall)
Evaluating cancer survival in Scotland in relation to proximity to health services

Valeria Toledo-Gallegos, PhD Student (2nd Supervisor, with Nick Hanley)
GIS based indexes as an alternative for Environmental Valuation Studies of UK Estuaries

Other Research Areas

  • Time Geography
  • Movement Ecology
  • Map Comparison
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Space-time Models
  • Sports Analytics