The GIS team are active researchers, having delivered numerous papers, books and conference presentations to national and international audiences (read more in the Who teaches this course section). This ensures that they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies. They are editors of major international journals, supervise postgraduate MPhil and PhD students and are active participants in the GI industry in a range of areas.
They also have a good track record of securing research funding and delivering consultancy courses/GIS training on a European level. Recent major research grants have been awarded from UK Research Councils to GIS staff for a range of projects.
MSc students are encouraged to publish their final research projects if they are sufficiently good enough. For instance, Howard Macey (2005, MSc with distinction) worked with Dr Ken Field to prepare his research into a presentation given at the 2007 ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California. Howard's research was on the use of GIS for analysing recycling behaviour and his paper was extremely well received by a large audience. Read Howard's paper.
Armen Asryan (2005, MSc with distinction) is also building upon the excellent research he did in his MSc by going on to study for a PhD with us at Kingston with Dr Mike Smith and Dr Ken Field.
Research in the School of Geography, Geology and Environment at Kingston forms part of the Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research (CEESR). Research falls into three different groups:
Nigel Walford has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust to explore London's population geography. Read more