School of GeoSciences

Teaching staff

Drawing upon our expertise across the entire spectrum of the Earth Sciences, Ecological Sciences and Geography, read more about our academics here.

The following members of teaching staff will be involved in the delivery of this Masters as well as others from across the School of GeoSciences and the University as a whole.

Noel Gourmelen (Programme Director)

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Bruce Gittings

Bruce maintains strong links with the GIS industry and our extensive alumni network. He lectures on web-enabled GIS, mobile GIS, software systems and spatial modelling.

Dr Neil Stuart

Neil lectures in GIS supported methods to solve practical problems of land and water resource management, including GIS applications for developing nations.

Dr Neil Stuart's profile

Find out more about the staff who will be involved in the teaching of GIS courses.

Dr William Mackaness

William’s research interests in exploratory data analysis and multi scale mapping dovetail with his teaching in Geovisualisation and Advanced Spatial Data Analysis. Dissertation supervision is broad, with a particular interest in location aware technologies.

Dr Xavier Rubio-Campillo 

Xavier's current research explores how cultural change dynamics might often explain the patterns identified in the archaeological record and written sources

Dr Xavier Rubio-Campillo's profile 

Dr Caroline Nichol

Caroline's research focuses on investigating the use of multi scale remote sensing (ground, airborne and satellite) for detecting seasonal changes in photosynthesis, light use efficiency and stress.

Prof. Iain H. Woodhouse

Iain's resarch is focused on Radar Remote Sensing; Polar Decomposition Methods for Visualising SAR Data; Novel Visualisation Techniques for the Analysis of Multichannel Remote Sensing Data; DEM Generation and Regional Scale Geomorphology; Synergistic Remote Sensing of Vegetation; Macroecology and Telemacroscopics.

Dr. Hugh C. Pumphrey

Hugh's research is principally concerned with microwave limb sounding; developing techniques for the UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) and the EOS AURA satellite.

Robin McLaren

Robin is an Honorary Fellow of the School of GeoSciences. He is an independent management consultant who excels at developing location enabling strategies and turning business requirements into effective information system solutions that deliver significant benefits.

Owen Macdonald

Owen is our GIS Support Officer, who contributes to the practical components of the GIS programme, to dissertation supervision, and technical support for GIS across the School.

Dr Genevieve Patenaude

Dr Alasdair MacArthur

Alasdair manages the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility within the School of GeoSciences. His interests lie in the application of remote sensing, and he contributes to three courses which form part of the GIS and Earth Observation programmes.

Prof Michael Worboys

Mike is an internationally-respected GI scientist who works in mathematical and computer science aspects of the field. In addition to his widely respected textbook, GIS: A Computing Perspective, he has authored numerous papers and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Spatial Information Science. As an Honorary Professor, Mike contributes to the Further Spatial Analysis course.

Adrian Tear

Adrian is a graduate of the Edinburgh GIS programme who has had a successful career in business. He has research interests in mining social media for spatial patterns and runs the Business Geographics course.

Duncan Moss

Duncan is an Honorary Fellow who has spent his career with the Ordnance Survey, the British National Mapping Agency. His interests relate to field surveying, GPS and geodesy. He contributes to the GIS programme in these areas and is also involved in the School's research programme in Belize.