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Geographical Information Systems & Science Masters (MSc): Research areas

Current research in this subject

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.

Student research

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

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:

  • geodynamics and crustal processes – including tectonics, basin evolution and applications of palaeomagnetism to global geodynamics;
  • environmental change – including remote sensing of land cover change in tropical and temperate ecosystems and human impacts on watercourses and soils in Britain; and
  • people, place and environment – including the human, environmental and policy dynamics of rural systems.

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Research fellowship for GIS professor

Nigel WalfordNigel Walford has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the British Academy/ Leverhulme Trust to explore London's population geography. Read more

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