I am a Teaching Fellow and Visiting Researcher in the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth.
I graduated with a BA (Honours) in Geography from the University of Durham in 1991 before gaining my MSc in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Edinburgh in 1992. Following a highly varied commercial career in the market analysis and web development sectors my PhD in Geography, examining the role of space and place in ~8 million politicised online social media interactions, was awarded by the University of Portsmouth in 2018.
My research interests centre around patterns of political information consumption and/or sharing over Online Social Networks (OSNs), making use of techniques from:
- Geographical Information Science
- Natural Language Processing
- Data Science
Outputs from my research are available here.
I deliver BSc and MSc level lectures in Geography at the Universities of Portsmouth and Edinburgh.
At the University of Portsmouth modules cover:
- Geographical Information Systems and Science
- Geographies of Health and Urban Wellbeing
- Social Media Data Analysis
- Structured Query Language (SQL)
- Advanced SQL
- Object Relational Databases
- Oracle PL/SQL
- Web Mapping
- Big Data
- Planning for Renewable Energy
At the University of Edinburgh, where I am an Honorary Fellow in the School of GeoSciences, I deliver an optional module (Business Geographics) to students of the School’s MSc in Geographical Information Science.