Summary

I am a Teaching Fellow and Visiting Researcher in the School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences at the University of Portsmouth.


Research Interests

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.

Biography

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.

Teaching Responsibilities

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.

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