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Room PB115,
Department of Geography,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London,
WC1E 6BT

 

Email : p.longley@ucl.ac.uk
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Biography

Appointments

1. PRESENT APPOINTMENTS

2000 – present: Professor of Geographic Information Science, UCL (seconded to ESRC Advanced Institute for Management Research Senior Fellowship, 2003-4)
2014 - present: Director, Retail Business Datasafe
2014 - present: ESRC Strategic Advisor for Data Resources

 

2. PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

1983 – 1984:  Lecturer in Geography, University of Reading
1984 – 1992:  Lecturer in Planning, University of Wales, Cardiff (UWIST prior to 1/9/88)
1992 – 1994:  Lecturer in Geography, University of Bristol
1994 – 1996:  Reader in Geography, University of Bristol
1996 – 2000:  Professor of Geography, University of Bristol

 

3. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

(a) Education

1970 – 1977: Southend High School for Boys, Southend‑on‑Sea.
1977 – 1980: Department of Geography, University of Bristol.
1980 – 1981: Geographisches Institut II, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.
1981 – 1983: Department of Geography, University of Bristol.

 

(b) Qualifications

1975 – 1977: 10 GCE ‘O’ Levels (7 Grade A, 3 Grade B); 3 GCE ‘A’ levels (all Grade A).
1980: B.Sc. First Class Honours (Geography), University of Bristol.
1981: Certificate of Competence (German Language) to study at Karlsruhe/Stuttgart Universities; Grundstuffe II language examination (Grade 1).
1984: Ph.D. (Urban Geography), University of Bristol.
1997: D.Sc., University of Bristol

 

4. SELECTED PECIAL AWARDS, HONOURS AND DISTINCTIONS

2002: Elected Registered Practitioner, the Higher Education Academy (previously the ILTHE)
2002: Elected Academician, Academy of Social Sciences (Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences prior to 2007)
2006: Finalist ‘Research Project of the Year’, Times Higher Education Supplement Annual Awards.
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013: Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
2008 – 2013: Visiting Professor, University College Dublin (3 year appointment)
2009: UCL Advances, award for best Knowledge Transfer Partnership
2009: Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan (November-December)
2011: (Retail industry) Demographic Users Group Award for services to knowledge exchange between the university and retail sectors.

2013: Royal Geographical Society Victoria Medal.

Publications

Books

I am the lead author of items for which I am first-named. The names of postgraduate student and research assistant/officer co-authors appear in italics.

(a) Authored Books

1. 1994: Fractal Cities: a Geometry of Form and Function. 394(+xxii) pp. plus 16 pp. colour plates. London and San Diego, Academic Press (M Batty, P A Longley). This major book presents an approach to measuring and simulating the form and function of towns and cities, using ideas from fractal geometry, urban modelling and computer graphics.

2. 2001: Geographic Information Systems and Science. 454(+xviii) pp. Chichester, Wiley (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind). This advanced textbook and professional guide book is probably the fastest selling title in the history of the subject, and sold over 25,000 copies in its first edition.

3. 2005: Geographic Information Systems and Science (second edition). 517(+xvii) pp. Chichester, Wiley (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind).

4. 2007: Geospatial analysis: a Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools. 394(+xiii) pp. Leicester, Troubador (M J de Smith, M F Goodchild, P A Longley). This is a hard copy version of an important technical website, www.spatialanalysisonline.com, which is associated with the Spatial Literacy in Teaching (Splint) Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UCL.

5. 2008: Geospatial analysis: a Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools (second edition). 491(+xxi) pp. Leicester, Troubador (M J de Smith, M F Goodchild, P A Longley, with contributions by C Castle, A Crooks). See above for web link.

6. 2009: Geospatial analysis: a Comprehensive Guide to Principles, Techniques and Software Tools (third edition). 560(+xxii) pp. Leicester, Troubador (M J de Smith, M F Goodchild, P A Longley, with contributions by C Castle, A Crooks).

7. 2011: Geographic Information Systems and Science (third edition). 539 (+xix) pp. Hoboken, NJ, Wiley (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind).

 

(b) Edited Books

1. 1995: GIS for Business and Service Planning. 316 (+xvi) pp. plus 8 pp. colour plates. Cambridge, Pearson Professional (P Longley, G Clarke).

2. 1996: Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment. 392 (+viii) pp. Cambridge, Pearson Professional (P Longley, M Batty).

3. 1998: Geocomputation: a Primer. 278 (+xii) pp. Chichester, Wiley (P A Longley, S M Brooks, R McDonnell, W. Macmillan).

4. 1999: Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications (Second Edition). 1101 (+xciii) pp. New York, Wiley (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind). (The editors were also responsible for writing the 13 linking sections in this major reference work.) This book was translated into Chinese in 2004.

5. 2001: Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis. 268 (+xxvi) pp. London, Taylor and Francis (J-P Donnay, M J Barnsley, P A Longley).

6. 2003: Advanced Spatial Analysis. 464 (+viii) pp. Redlands CA, ESRI Press (P A Longley, M Batty).

7. 2005: Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications (Abridged Edition). 358 (+xlv) pp. Hoboken, Wiley (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind).

8. 2012 : Environment and Planning Volume B: Planning and Design. 512 (+xxvi) pp. London, Sage (M Batty and P A Longley).

9. 2012 : Environment and Planning Volume E: Foundations. 539 (+xv) pp. London, Sage (S Elden, N Thrift, T J Barnes, J Peck, M Batty, P A Longley, R J Bennett).

10. 2013: Spatial Analysis and Geocomputation, Section 7 of Handbook of Regional Science (M M Fischer, P Nijkamp, eds). Berlin, Springer, in press (Section 7 Editor P A Longley)

 

(c) Editorships and Editorial Board Memberships of Journals

1. 1990 – 2012: Co-editor (1/4) of Environment and Planning B with responsibility for reviews.

2. 1995 – 1998: Technical Editor and Editorial Board member, GIS Europe.

3. 1997 – 2007: Editor-in-Chief (1/1), Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

4. 1998 – present:  Editorial Board member, Journal of Geographical Systems.

5. 1999 – 2013:  Editorial Board member, Papers in Regional Science.

6. 1999 – 2001: Editorial Board member, GeoEurope.

7. 2000 – 2003: Editorial Board member, Networks and Spatial Economics.

8. 2000 – 2010: Editorial Board member, URISA Journal.

9. 2003 – 2010: Series Editor, Mastering GIS: Technology, Applications and Management book series, John Wiley & Sons Limited.

10. 2007 – 2013: Editorial Board member, Applied Geography

11. 2007 – present: Editorial Board member, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

12. 2009 – present: Editorial Board member, International Regional Science Review

13. 2011 – present: Editorial Board member, Journal of Geospatial Information Science

14. 2012 – 2013: Co-editor (1/3), Environment and Planning B

15. 2014 – present: Editorial Board member, Environment and Planning B

 

(d) Short Works

1.  1983: Nominale und Ordinale Datenanalyse: ein Experiment über die Innerstädtische Bevorzugung von Wohnstandorten. Karlsruher Manuskripte zur Mathematischen und Theoretischen Wirtschafts-und Socialgeographie. Heft 63. Universität Karlsruhe 30pp. (written in German by the author).

 

(e) Refereed Publications: Academic Journals (postgraduate student and research assistant/officer co-authors in italics)

1.  1983: A discrete choice formulation of housing choice and mobility decisions: the British case. Modeling and Simulation 14: 733‑7

2.  1984: Scaling residential preferences: a methodological note. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 75: 292‑9 (P Longley, N Wrigley).

3.  1984: Comparing discrete choice models: some housing market examples. In D Pitfield (ed) London Papers in Regional Science Vol. 14 Chapter 6 163‑180: London, Pion.

4.  1984: Diagnostic testing of housing choice models. Modeling and Simulation 15: 215‑9 (P Longley, N Wrigley, R Dunn).

5.  1986: The fractal simulation of urban structure. Environment and Planning A 18: 1143‑79 (M Batty, P Longley).

6.  1987: Graphical procedures for identifying functional form in binary discrete choice models ‑ a case study of revealed tenure choice. Regional Science and Urban Economics 17: 151‑71 (R Dunn, P Longley, N Wrigley).

7. 1987: Fractal‑based description of urban form. Environment and Planning B 14: 123‑34 (M Batty, P Longley).

8. 1987: Using fractal geometry to measure maps and simulate cities. Computer Education 56: 15‑19 (P Longley, M Batty).

9. 1987: Urban shapes as fractals. Area 19: 215‑21 (M Batty, P Longley). Reprinted in A Reggiani, K Button, P Nijkamp (2006: eds) Classics in Planning: Planning Models. Cheltenham, Elgar

10. 1988: Graphical assessment of housing market models. Urban Studies 25: 21‑33 (P Longley, R Dunn).

11. 1988: The morphology of urban land use. Environment and Planning B 15: 461‑88 (M Batty, P Longley).

12. 1988: Research and teaching functions in undergraduate projectwork. The Journal of Geography in Higher Education 12: 187‑94 (L Moore, P Longley).

13. 1988: An economic and social profile of the Cardiff Bay area. Cambria 61-87 (J Alden, M Batty, S Batty, P Longley)

14. 1989: Fractal measurement and line generalisa­tion. Computers and Geosciences 15: 167-83 (P Longley, M Batty).

15. 1989: On the fractal measurement of geographical boundaries. Geographical Analysis 21: 47-67 (P Longley, M Batty).

16. 1989: Urban growth and form: scaling fractal geometry and diffusion‑limited aggregation. Environment and Planning A 21: 1447-72 (M Batty, P Longley, S Fotheringham).

17. 1989: Microanalysis and simulation of housing careers: subsidy and accumulation in the UK housing market. Papers of the Regional Science Association 66: 105-22 (M Clarke, P Longley, H Williams).

18. 1989: Diffusion-limited aggregation and the fractal nature of urban growth. Papers of the Regional Science Association 67: 55-69 (S Fotheringham, M Batty, P Longley).

19. 1991: Housing careers asset accumulation and subsidies to owner occupiers: a microsimulation. Housing Studies 6: 57-69 (P Longley, M Clarke, H Williams).

20. 1991: The size shape and dimension of urban settlements. Transactions, Institute of British Geographers NS 16: 75-94 (P Longley, M Batty, J Shepherd). Reproduced as part of special ‘virtual issue’ on Geographical Information Science in 2012 (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1475-5661/homepage/tibg_virtual_issues.htm#gis).

21. 1992: Do green belts change the shape of urban areas?  A preliminary analysis of the settlement geography of South East England. Regional Studies 26: 437-52 (P Longley, M Batty, J Shepherd, G Sadler)

22. 1992: The geographical incidence of local government revenues: an intra-urban case study. Environment and Planning C 10: 253-65 (D Martin, P Longley, G Higgs)

23. 1993: Models of trading behaviour and accumulation in stratified housing markets. Environment and Planning B 20: 67-81 (P Longley, H Williams)

24. 1993: The geographical implications of changing local taxation regimes. Transactions, Institute of British Geographers NS 18: 86-101 (P Longley, D Martin, G Higgs).

25. 1993: A GIS-based appraisal of council tax valuations. The Journal of Property Valuation and Investment 11: 375-83 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).

26. 1994: The predictive use of GIS to model property valuations. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 8: 217-35 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).

27. 1994: The use of GIS in the analysis of diverse urban databases. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 18: 55-66 (D Martin, P Longley, G Higgs).

28. 1995: Morphology from imagery: detecting and measuring the density of urban land use Environment and Planning A 27: 759-80 (T V Mesev, P Longley, M Batty, Y Xie)

29. 1996: The rates revisited? A geographical reassignment of property valuations and local tax burdens under the council tax. Environment and Planning C 14: 101-20 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin)

30. 1997: The use of diverse RS-GIS sources to measure and model urban morphology. Geographical Systems 4: 5-18 (P Longley, V Mesev)

31. 1997: Beyond analogue models: space filling and density measurement of an urban settlement. Papers in Regional Science 76: 409-27 (P Longley, V Mesev)

32. 1997: The fractal city. Architectural Design Profile 129: 74-83 (M Batty, P Longley)

33. 1999: Towards a new digital data infrastructure for urban analysis and modelling. Environment and Planning B 26: 855-78 (P A Longley, R J Harris)

34. 2000: The academic success of GIS in geography: problems and prospects. Journal of Geographical Systems 2: 37-42

35. 2000:  GIS and spatial analysis in the new millennium. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90: 157-65

36. 2000: On the measurement and generalisation of urban form. Environment and Planning A 32: 473-88 (P A Longley, T V Mesev)

37. 2000: New data and approaches for urban analysis: models of residential densities. Transactions in GIS 4: 217-34 (R J Harris, P A Longley)

38. 2002: Will developments in urban remote sensing and GIS lead to 'better' urban geography? Progress in Human Geography, 26: 231-9

39. 2002: Measurement of density gradients and space-filling in urban systems. Papers in Regional Science, 81: 1-28 (P A Longley, T V Mesev)

40. 2002: Creating small area measures of urban deprivation. Environment and Planning A, 34: 1073-93 (R J Harris, P A Longley):

41. 2003: Developments in socio-economic data infrastructures. Progress in Human Geography, 27: 114-21

42. 2004: Spatial dependence and heterogeneity in patterns of hardship: an intra-urban analysis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 94: 503-19 (P A Longley, C Tobón)

43. 2004: On modelling and representation. Progress in Human Geography, 28: 108-16

44. 2005: Geocomputation, geodemographics and resource allocation for local policing. Transactions in GIS 9: 53-72 (D I Ashby, P A Longley)

45. 2005: The emergence of geoportals and their role in spatial data infrastructures. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 29: 3-14 (D J Maguire, P A Longley)

46. 2005: Geographic information portals – a UK perspective. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 29: 49-69 (P Beaumont, P A Longley, D J Maguire)

47. 2005: A renaissance of geodemographics for public service delivery. Progress in Human Geography, 29: 57-63

48. 2005: Quantifying interpolation errors in urban airborne laser scanning models. Geographical Analysis 37, 200-24 (S L Smith, D Holland, P A Longley)

49. 2005: Assessing the usefulness of store card data in direct sales of financial services. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 12, 407-17 (S J Berry, P A Longley)

50. 2006: A test environment for location-based services applications. Transactions in GIS 10: 43-61 (C Li, P A Longley)

51. 2006: The quantitative analysis of family names: historic migration and the present day neighbourhood structure of Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96: 31-48 (P A Longley, R Webber, D Lloyd)

52. 2006: Geodemographic classifications, the digital divide and understanding customer take-up of new technologies. BT Technology Journal 24: 67-74 (P A Longley, D I Ashby, R Webber, C Li)

53. 2006: Police reform and the new public management paradigm: matching technology to the rhetoric. Environment and Planning C 24: 159-175 (D I Ashby, B Irving, P A Longley)

54. 2008: The UK geography of the E-Society: a national classification. Environment and Planning A 40: 360-82 (P A Longley, R Webber, C Li)

55. 2008: An exploratory cartographic visualisation of London through the Google Maps API, Applied Spatial Analysis and Planning, 1: 85-97 (M Gibin, A Singleton, R Milton, P Mateos, P A Longley)

56. 2008: A mobile spatial messaging service for a grassroots environmental network, Journal of Location Based Services, 2: 122-52 (H A Rahemtulla, M Haklay, P A Longley

57. 2009: Geodemographics, visualization, and social networks in applied geography. Applied Geography, 29: 289-98 (A D Singleton, P A Longley)

58. 2009: Teenage pregnancy - new tools to support local health campaigns. Health and Place, 15: 300-7 (J Petersen, P Atkinson, S Petrie, M Gibin, D Ashby, P A Longley)

59. 2009: Linking social deprivation and digital exclusion in England. Urban Studies, 46: 1275-98 (P A Longley, A D Singleton)

60. 2009: Classification through consultation: public views of the geography of the E-Society. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 23: 737-63 (P A Longley, A Singleton)

61. 2009: Creating open source geodemographics - refining a national classification of Census Output Areas for applications in higher education. Papers in Regional Science, 88: 643-66 (A Singleton, P A Longley)

62. 2009: Uncertainty in the analysis of ethnicity classifications: issues of extent and aggregation of ethnic groups. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35: 1437-60 (P Mateos, A D Singleton, P A Longley)

63. 2010: Lost in translation. Cross-cultural experiences in teaching geo-genealogy. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34: 21-38 (P A Longley, A D Singleton, K Yano, T Nakaya)

64. 2010: Grid-enabling geographically weighted regression: a case study of participation in higher education in England. Transactions in GIS, 14: 43-61 (R Harris, D Grose, A D Singleton, C Brunsdon, P A Longley)

65. 2010: The surname regions of Great Britain. Journal of Maps, v2010, 401-409. 10.4113/jom.2010.1103. (J A Cheshire, P A Longley, A D Singleton)

66. 2010: Towards real-time geodemographics: clustering algorithm performance for large multidimensional spatial databases. Transactions in GIS, 14: 283-97 (M Adnan, P A Longley, A D Singleton, C Brunsdon)

67. 2011: Predicting participation in higher education: a comparative evaluation of the performance of geodemographic classifications. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 174: 17–30 (C Brunsdon, P A Longley, A D Singleton, D Ashby)

68. 2011: Geodemographics as a tool for targeting neighbourhoods in public health campaigns. Journal of Geographical Systems, 13: 173-92 (J Petersen, M Gibin, P A Longley, P Mateos, P Atkinson, D I Ashby)

69. 2011: Names-based classification of accident and emergency department users. Health and Place, 17: 1162-9 (J Petersen, P Longley, M Gibin, P Mateos, P Atkinson)

70. 2011: Estimating secondary school catchment areas and the spatial equity of access. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 35: 241-9 (A D Singleton, P A Longley, R Allen, O O’Brien)

71. 2011: City shape and the fractality of street patterns. Quaestiones Geographicae 31 (2) 29-37 (doi 10.2478/v10117-012-0016-6) (N Mohajeri, P A Longley, M Batty)

72. 2011: Creating a regional geography of Britain through the spatial analysis of surnames. Geoforum, 42: 506-16 (P A Longley, J A Cheshire, P Mateos)

73. 2011: Ethnicity and population structure in personal naming networks. PLoS ONE (Public Library of Science), 6(9) e22943, 1-12 (P Mateos, P A Longley, D O’Sullivan)

74. 2011: Spatial concentrations of surnames in Great Britain. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 21: 279-86 (J A Cheshire, P A Longley)

75. 2011: Delineating Europe’s cultural regions: population structure and surname clustering. Human Biology, 81: 573-98 (J A Cheshire, P Mateos, P A Longley) DOI: 10.1353/hub.2011.0038

76. 2012: People of the British Isles: preliminary analysis of genotypes and surnames in a UK control population. European Journal of Human Genetics 20: 203-10 (B Winney, W Bodmer and 29 others)

77. 2012: Identifying spatial concentrations of surnames. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 26: 309-25 (J A Cheshire, P A Longley). DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.591291

78. 2012: Patterns of patient registration with primary healthcare in the UK National Health Service. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 102: 1135-45 (D J Lewis, P A Longley). DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2012.657500

79. 2012: The family name as socio-cultural feature and genetic metaphor: from concepts to methods. Human Biology 84(2): 169-214 (P Darlu, G Bloothooft, A Boattini, L Brouwer, M Brouwer, G Brunet, P Chareille, J A Cheshire, R Coates, P A Longley, K Dräger, B Desjardins, P Hanks, K Mandemakers, P Mateos, D Pettener, A Useli, F Manni)

80. 2012: Geodemographics and the practices of geographic information science. International Journal of Geographic Information Science 26: 2227-37. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2012.719623

81. 2013: Japanese surname regions. Papers in Regional Science 92, in press (J A Cheshire, P A Longley, K Yano, T Nakaya)

82. 2013: Temporal uncertainty in a small area open geodemographic classification. Transactions in GIS 17: 563-88 ID 2-s2.0-84878007456 (C Gale, P A Longley)

83. 2013: OACoder: postcode coding tool. Journal of Open Research Software 1(2) September. Doi: 10.5334/511ba2c94d661 (M Adnan, A D Singleton, P A Longley)

84. 2013: Geographical connections: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Medals and Awards ceremony 2013. The Geographical Journal (J Rees, M Palin, K Richards, K Jones, P Longley, S Page) doi: 10.1111/geoj.12049

85. 2013: Exploring geo-genealogy using Internet surname search histories. Journal of Maps (Y. Zhang, M Adnan, R Maciejewski, P A Longley) doi: 10.1080/17445647.2013.824391

 

(f) Contributions to Edited Collections (postgraduate student and research assistant co-authors in italics)

1.  1984: Discrete choice modelling in urban analysis. In D T Herbert, R J Johnston (eds) Geography and the Urban Environment: Progress in Research and Applications. Vol. 6. Chichester, Wiley: 45‑94 (N Wrigley, P Longley).

2.  1984: Discrete choice modelling and complex spatial choice: an overview. In G Bahrenberg, M M Fischer, P Nijkamp (eds) Recent Developments in Spatial Data Analysis: Methodology, Measurement, Models. Aldershot, Gower: 375‑91.

3. 1988: Some recent developments in the specification estimation and testing of discrete choice models. In RG Golledge, H Timmermans (eds) Behavioural Modelling in Geography and Planning. London, Croom Helm: 96-123 (N Wrigley, P Longley, R Dunn).

4. 1989: Measuring and simulating the structure and form of cartographic lines. In J Hauer, H Timmermans, N Wrigley (eds) Urban Dynamics and Spatial Choice Behaviour. Dordrecht, Kluwer: 269-92 (P Longley, M Batty).

5. 1991: The geometry of urban form and the fractal nature of urban growth. In D Pumain (ed) Spatial Analysis and Population Dynamics. Montrouge, John Libbey: 175-86 (P Longley, S Fotheringham, M Batty).

6. 1992: A street-based geographical information system for local government revenue monitoring. In J Cadoux-Hudson, D I Heywood (eds) Geographic Information 1992/3: The Yearbook of the Association for Geographic Information. London, Taylor and Francis and the AGI: 491-500 (G Higgs, D Martin, P Longley).

7. 1993: The council tax for Great Britain: a GIS-based sensitivity analysis of capital valuations. In S Fotheringham, P Rogerson (eds) Spatial Analysis and GIS. New York, Taylor and Francis: 261-76 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).

8. 1993: Fractal geometry and urban morphology. In NS Lam, L DeCola (eds) Fractals in Geography. New Jersey, Prentice-Hall: 228-46 (M Batty, S Fotheringham, P Longley).

9. 1993: Speculations on fractal geometry in spatial dynamics. In P Nijkamp, A Reggiani (eds) Nonlinear Evolution of Spatial Economic Systems. Berlin, Springer: 203-22 (P Longley, M Batty).

10. 1994: GIS and monitoring local taxation: progress and prospects. In D Bond, G Robinson (eds) The Regional Research Laboratories Network 1994. University of Ulster: 22-7 (P Longley, G Higgs, D Martin).

11. 1995: Applied geographical information systems: developments and prospects. In P Longley, G Clarke (eds) GIS for Business and Service Planning. Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 3-9 (P Longley, G Clarke).

12. 1995: Data sources and their geographical integration. In P Longley, G Clarke (eds) GIS for Business and Service Planning. Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 15-32 (D Martin, P Longley).

13. 1995: Spreading the word: location and space in business administration. In P Longley, G Clarke (eds) GIS for Business and Service Planning. Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 271-83 (G Clarke, P Longley, I Masser).

14. 1995: Fractal measurement of a classified image: the case of Bristol England. In M M Fischer, S T Tamás, B László (eds) Recent Developments in Spatial Information Modelling and Processing. Budapest, Geomarket Co.: 107-22 (T V Mesev, P A Longley, M Batty, Y Xie).

15. 1996: Analysis, modelling, forecasting and GIS technology. In P Longley, M Batty (eds) Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 1-15 (P Longley, M Batty).

16. 1996: RS-GIS: spatial distributions from remote imagery. In P Longley, M Batty (eds) Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment. Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 123-48 (V Mesev, P Longley, M Batty).

17. 1996: Analytical GIS: the future. In P Longley, M Batty (eds) Spatial Analysis: Modelling in a GIS Environment. Cambridge, Pearson Professional: 345-52 (M Batty, P Longley).

18. 1996: Fractal models of urban structure. In E Besussi, A Cecchini (eds) Artificial Worlds and Urban Studies. Venice, DAEST: 207-16 (P Longley, M Batty).

19. 1998: Remote sensing and regional density gradients. In S Carver (ed.) Innovations in GIS 5: Integrated Information. London, Taylor and Francis: 226-37 (V Mesev, P Longley).

20. 1998: Foundations. In P A Longley, S M Brooks, W Macmillan, R McDonnell (eds) Geocomputation: a Primer. Chichester, Wiley: 3-15.

21. 1999: Introduction. In P A Longley M F Goodchild D J Maguire D W Rhind (eds) Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications. New York, Wiley: 1-20 (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind: plus co-authored introductions to the Parts of the book pp. 23-7; 175-6; 235-7; 307-8; 371-2; 425-6; 477-9; 583-6; 587-8; 653; 707-8; 745-6; 791-5; 797-9; and 909-911).

22. 1999: The future of GIS and spatial analysis. In P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind (eds) Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications New York, Wiley: 567-580 (M F Goodchild, P A Longley).

23. 1999: Epilogue: seeking out the future. In P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind (eds) Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications. New York, Wiley: 1009-1021 (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind).

24. 1999: The role of classified imagery in urban spatial analysis. In P Atkinson, N Tate (eds) Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis. Chichester, Wiley: 185-206 (V Mesev, P A Longley).

25. 1999: Computer simulation and modelling of urban structure and development. In M Pacione (ed.) Applied Geography: Principles and Practice. London, Routledge: 605-19.

26. 1999: Modern geographic information systems and model linking. In A Stein, F. W. T. Penning de Vries (eds) Data and Models in Action: Methodological Issues in Production Ecology (Current Issues in Production Ecology Vol. 5). Dordrecht, Kluwer: 103-118 (P A Longley, M Goodchild)

27. 2000: Geocomputation. Entry in R J Johnston, D Gregory, G Pratt, M Watts (eds) Dictionary of Human Geography (Fourth Edition). Oxford, Blackwell: 296-7.

28. 2000: Fractal analysis of digital spatial data. Chapter 12 in S Openshaw, R Abrahart (eds) GeoComputation. London, Taylor and Francis: 293-312.

29. 2001: Remote sensing and urban analysis. Chapter 1 in J-P Donnay, M Barnsley, P A Longley (eds) Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis. London, Taylor and Francis: 3-18 (J-P Donnay, M Barnsley, P A Longley).

30. 2001: Modified maximum-likelihood classification algorithms and their application to urban remote sensing. Chapter 5 in J-P Donnay, M Barnsley, P A Longley (eds) Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis. London, Taylor and Francis: 71-94 (V Mesev, B Gorte, P A Longley).

31. 2001: Measuring urban morphology using remotely-sensed imagery. Chapter 9 in J-P Donnay, M Barnsley, P A Longley (eds) Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis. London, Taylor and Francis: 163-83 (P A Longley, V Mesev).

32. 2001: Remote sensing and urban analysis: a research agenda. Chapter 13 in J-P Donnay, M Barnsley, P A Longley (eds) Remote Sensing and Urban Analysis. London, Taylor and Francis: 245-58 (P A Longley, M Barnsley, J-P Donnay).

33. 2001: Measuring the 'urban': measuring and modelling in a regional settlement hierarchy. In Tate N J, Atkinson P M (eds) Modelling Scale in Geographical Information Science. Chichester, Wiley, 53-67 (V Mesev, P A Longley).

34. 2001: Data-rich models of the urban environment: RS, GIS and 'lifestyles'. In P Halls (ed) Innovations in GIS 8: Spatial Information and the Environment. London, Taylor and Francis: 53-76 (R J Harris, P A Longley).

35. 2001: Geographic information systems. In M K Tolba (ed: T. Munn, editor in chief) Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change: Volume 4, Responding to Global Environmental Change. Chichester, Wiley: 222-6.

36. 2003: Geographic information systems. In J Feather and P Sturges (eds) International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science (2nd Edition). London, Routledge: 207-9.

37. 2003: Advanced spatial analysis: extending GIS. In P A Longley and M Batty (eds) Advanced Spatial Analysis. Redlands CA, ESRI Press: 1-17 (P A Longley, M Batty).

38. 2003: Strategies for integrated retail management using GIS. In P A Longley and M Batty (eds) Advanced Spatial Analysis. Redlands CA, ESRI Press: 211-31 (P A Longley, C Boulton, I Greatbatch, M Batty).

39. 2003: Geodemographic analysis of similarity and proximity: their roles in the understanding of the geography of need. In P A Longley and M Batty (eds) Advanced Spatial Analysis. Redlands CA, ESRI Press: 233-66 (R Webber, P A Longley).

40. 2003: Researching the future of GIScience. In P A Longley and M Batty (eds) Advanced Spatial Analysis. Redlands CA, ESRI Press: 427-35 (M Batty, P A Longley).

41. 2004:  The impact and penetration of location-based services. In H Karimi and A Hammad (eds) Telegeoinformatics: Location-Based Computing and Services. Boca Raton, CRC Press: 349-66 (N Shiode, C Li, M Batty, P A Longley, D J Maguire).

42. 2004: Targeting clusters of deprivation within cities. In G Clarke and J Stillwell (eds) Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis. Chichester, John Wiley: 89-110 (R Harris, P A Longley).

43. 2004: Geographical information systems. In A Kuper and J Kuper (eds) The Social Science Encyclopedia (third edition). London, Routledge: 416-7.

44. 2004: The potential of remote sensing and geographical information systems. In J A Matthews and D T Herbert (eds) Common Heritage, Shared Future: Perspectives on the Unity of Geography. London, Routledge: 62-80 (P A Longley, M J Barnsley).

45. 2005: Urban studies. In K Kempf-Leonard (ed) Encyclopaedia of Social Measurement. Elsevier, San Diego: 921-6.

46. 2005: GeoDynamics: an introduction. In P Atkinson, G Foody, S Darby, F Wu (eds) GeoDynamics. Boca Raton, CRC Press: 21-24.

47. 2005: New developments in geographical information systems: principles, techniques, management and applications. In P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind (eds) Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Management and Applications (Abridged Edition). New York, Wiley: (ix)-(xxxii) (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind).

48. 2005: A GIS-based spatial decision support system for emergency services: London’s King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station. In van Oosterom P, Zlatanova S, Fendel E M (eds) Geo-Information for Disaster Management. Berlin, Springer: 867-81 (C J E Castle, P A Longley).

49. 2006: Fractal. Geographic information systems. 2 entries in B Warf, D Dydia, L  Knopp, D Sui, D Wilson, A J Cravey (eds) Encyclopedia of Human Geography.  Thousand Oaks, CA., Sage: 171-2; 189-93.

50. 2007: A new framework for feature-based digital mapping in three-dimensional space. In Lovett A, Appleton K (eds) Innovations in GIS 12. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press: 29-57 (A D Slingsby, P A Longley, C Parker).

51. 2008: Fractals. In Kemp K K (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science, Los Angeles, Sage: 147-9.

52. 2008: Geographic information systems (GIS). In Kemp K K (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science, Los Angeles, Sage: 190-4.

53. 2008: From crime analysis to homeland security: a role for neighbourhood profiling? Chapter 4 in Sui D (ed.) Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Challenges. Berlin, Springer: 65-81 (D I Ashby, S Chainey, P A Longley)

54. 2008: Building evacuation in emergencies: a review and interpretation of software for simulating pedestrian egress. Chapter 10 in Sui D (ed.) Geospatial Technologies and Homeland Security: Research Frontiers and Challenges. Berlin, Springer: 209-28 (C J E Castle, P A Longley)

55. 2008: The use of geodemographics to improve public service delivery. Chapter 9 in Hartley J, Donaldson C, Skelcher C, Wallace M (eds) Managing to Improve Public Services. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (P A Longley, M F Goodchild): 176-194

56. 2009: Geographical information science. In M. Madden (ed.) The Manual of GIS. Bethesda MD, ASPRS (The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society): Chapter 4, 19-24 (P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire, D W Rhind)

57. 2009: Spatial analysis and modelling. In M. Madden (ed.) The Manual of GIS. Bethesda MD, ASPRS (The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society): Chapter 30, 587-590

58. 2010: ‘Spatial analysis’ and ‘Michael Batty’. In Warf B. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage. Vol. 5: 2603-7 and Vol. 1: 187 respectively.

59. 2010: The structure and form of urban settlements. In T Rashed, C Jürgens (eds) Remote sensing of urban and suburban areas (Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing 10). Berlin, Springer (E Besussi, N Chin, M Batty, P A Longley): 13-31.

60. 2012: Introduction: ‘Environment and Planning B’ – perspectives on the development of an idea. In M Batty and P A Longley (eds) Environment and Planning Volume B: Planning and Design. London, Sage (M Batty, P A Longley): (vii)-(xxvi)

61. 2012: Introduction: foundations. In S Elden, N Thrift, T J Barnes, J Peck, M Batty, P A Longley, R J Bennett (eds) Environment and Planning Volume E: Foundations. London, Sage (S Elden, N Thrift, T J Barnes, J Peck, M Batty, P A Longley, R J Bennett): (vii)-(xv)

 

A detailed and extensive list of editorials and commentaries in academic journals, professional journal papers, papers in conference proceedings, technical reports, working papers, official reports and reviews of academic books is available upon request.

Research

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My research interests are grouped around the development and application of geographic information science, latterly with strong emphasis on the deployment of Big Data and Open Data to create geo-temporal demographic indicators at neighbourhood scales, and to model their distributions over space and time. Applications include:

  • linkage of ‘genetic maps’ of the British Isles to family name geographies;
  • creation of general purpose and niche small area classifications from Census and other data;
  • deployment of small area classifications to improve public service delivery, specifically education, health and policing;
  • use of retail sector data to understand and profile consumer dynamics and behaviour;
  • creation of small area measures of engagement with new information and communications technologies; and
  • use of social media data to profile daily activity patterns.

 

More generally, I am interested in the practice of social science using quantitative data, and in social survey research practice. My research has been funded by a good number of grants, including funding for knowledge transfer and exchange. It has also been my privilege to supervise a very large number of Ph.D. students, many of whom are now established elsewhere in academia, or in industry or government.

RESEARCH GRANTS

I have been involved in funded grants totalling c. £17.5 million. The awards itemised below are in addition to research council and external funding for postgraduate students detailed below (18 ESRC, 3 SERC/EPSRC, 1 NERC, plus other industry and research grant sponsors). I also led a UCL bid in 2013 for a multidisciplinary cohort of 5 EPSRC/ESRC studentships.

43. 2014: Economic and Social Research Council: Retail Business Datasafe (PI: co-Is M Batty, T Cheng, J Cheshire, T Fischer, C Lloyd, S. Mikhaylov, J Reynolds, A Singleton, P Williamson) £6,117,615

42. 2013: Economic and Social Research Council: Using Secondary data to measure, monitor and visualise spatio-temporal uncertainties in geodemographics (co-I: PI A Singleton, other co-Is P Batey, C Brunsdon, P Williamson, P Brown ES/K004719/1) £145,918

41. 2012: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Crime, policing and citizenship (CPC) - space-time interactions of dynamic networks (co-I: PI T Cheng, other co-Is J Shawe-Taylor, K Bowers. EP/J004197/1) £1,400,235

40. 2011: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: The uncertainty of identity: linking spatiotemporal information between virtual and real worlds (PI: co-Is M Musolesi, R Muttukrishnan. EP/J005266/1) £1,218,191

39. 2009: Wellcome Trust: Genetics of the people of the British Isles and their faces (PI W F Bodmer; co-Is P J Donnelly, T Spector, P A Longley, J Kittler. COLL - HDRHJGC) £2,067,797

38. 2009: Economic and Social Research Council/Technology Strategy Board/The Local Futures Group Ltd.: a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop participatory mapping technologies (Lead academic: academic supervisor A D Singleton) £154,004

37. 2008: Economic and Social Research Council: Census Geographic Information Visualisation (CensusGIV) (co-I: with P Mateos, M Batty. RES-348-25-0015) £81,744

36. 2007: Economic and Social Research Council: The Genesis Project: GENerative E-Social Science (co-I: with M Batty, M Birkin, P A Longley, A Heppenstall, A Steed, M C Clarke, J Xu, A G Wilson: RES-149-25-1078) £1,382,477

35. 2007: Economic and Social Research Council: Business Engagement Award for NCeSS (National Centre for E-Social Science) (with P Halfpenny: RES-185-31-0003) £98,700

34. 2007: Economic and Social Research Council: Business solutions for web-based dissemination of the geography of genealogy (RES-172-25-0019) £49,950

33. 2007: Cabinet Office/City of London Corporation: Linking social deprivation and digital exclusion in England £10,000

32. 2006: Economic and Social Research Council (Knowledge Transfer Division): co-funding for conference at the Royal Geographical Society, February £5,000

31. 2005: Economic and Social Research Council: GEOVUE: GEOgraphic Virtual Urban Environments (with M Batty and A Steed: RES-149-25-1023) £420,091

30. 2004: Economic and Social Research Council/Southwark Primary Care Trust: a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop systems to measure and monitor GP referrals and to target health promotion campaigns (KTP000666) £331,584

29. 2004: Economic and Social Research Council/Camden Primary Care Trust: a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop and utilise GIS for neighbourhood profiling and assist in targeting public health and health care delivery (KTP000037) £331,584

28. 2003: Economic and Social Research Council: Surnames as a quantitative evidence resource for the social sciences (with R. Webber: RES-000-22-0400) £45,551

27. 2003: Economic and Social Research Council: Senior Fellowship: Geodemographics for managing local services (RES-331-25-0001) £125,168

26. 2003: Camden Borough Police: sustainable GIS and data sharing infrastructure £15,000

25. 2003: Department of Trade and Industry/UCAS Ltd.: a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop a student placing service to support applications for admission to higher education institutions (TCS4276) £100,198

24. 2003: Camden Borough Police: inter-departmental GIS requirements analysis £3,500

23. 2003: The Groundwork Trust: inter-departmental GIS requirements analysis £3,000

22. 2003: Economic and Social Research Council: Digital differentiation: consumption profiles of fracturing digital divides (with M. Batty, R. Webber, A. Tapp: RES-335-25-0020) £88,222

21. 2002: ESRC/EPSRC/NERC Transdisciplinary Seminar Series Competition: Realising the potential of urban spatial data infrastructures (with R. Harris) £17,908

20. 2002: European Commission (Fifth Framework Programme: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development): SCATTER (Sprawling Cities And TransporT: from Evaluation to Recommendations) (with M. Batty) €156,942

19. 2001: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Integrated systems for retail company management strategy: a feasibility study of demand-led aspects (with M. Batty) £45,697

18. 1998: Natural Environment Research Council: Monitoring urban land-use and morphology using remote sensing and GIS (with M. Barnsley, A. Luckman) £202,172

17. 1994: Economic and Social Research Council: Visiting Fellowship: ‘Analysis of disaggregate and discrete-time event property values using multi-level models’. ESRC Analysis of Large and Complex Datasets Programme £10,980

16. 1993: Economic and Social Research Council: a GIS-based analysis of the geographical implications of the council tax (with D. Martin). £29,600

15. 1993: Welsh Office, Economic and Statistical Services Division: matching 1992/93 Welsh House Condition Survey sample with the Council Tax Valuation List. £5,875

14. 1992: Welsh Office, Economic and Statistical Services Division: design and analysis of the 1992/93 Welsh House Condition Survey. £23,000

13. 1991: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Department of the Environment and Economic and Social Research Council: a research register for housing (with P. Williams). £57,246

12. 1990: Cardiff City Council: staff training in the analysis of large-scale survey data (with D. Martin). £1,700

11. 1989: Cynon Valley Borough Council: analysis of the Mountain Ash House Condition Survey (with D. Martin). £3,000

10. 1988: Economic and Social Research Council: equipment supplementation for the Wales and South West Regional Research Laboratory (with M. Batty, I. Bracken and N. Wrigley). £29,000

9. 1988: Cardiff City Council: design and analysis of the Cardiff House Condition Survey (with R. Smith). £25,000

8. 1988: Economic and Social Research Council: Main Phase of the Wales and South West Regional Research Laboratory (RRL: with M. Batty, I. Bracken and N. Wrigley). I acted as executive director throughout the Initiative. £236,200

7. 1988: Welsh Office, Statistics Division: a project to synthesise income data to enhance the 1986 Welsh House Condition Survey. £16,000

6. 1988: Welsh Development Agency/WINtech: feasibility study of a Centre of Excellence in Geographical Information Systems alongside the Wales and South West Regional Research Laboratory (with N. Wrigley). £5,000

5. 1988: Cardiff Bay Development Corporation: preparation of a socio‑economic profile of Cardiff Bay (with M. Batty and J. Alden). £4,650

4. 1987: Economic and Social Research Council: participation in the design and implementation of the 1987/88 General Household and Labour Force Surveys. £1,200

3. 1987: Welsh Development Agency: Institute of Welsh Affairs ‘Project to Revive the South Wales Valleys’. £8,000

2. 1987: Economic and Social Research Council: trial phase of the ESRC Wales and South West Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) (with M. Batty, I. Bracken and N. Wrigley). £24,500

1. 1985: Economic and Social Research Council: Survey Link Award. £1,363

Total of Itemised Research Grant Awards: £ 14,797,782 (+ € 156,942)


ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR POSTGRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

1. 2005: Higher Education Funding Council for England: Splint: Spatial Literacy in Teaching (UCL lead in consortium with Leicester and Nottingham Universities) £978,259

2. 2006: Higher Education Funding Council for England: Splint: Spatial Literacy in Teaching. Supplementary capital grant for UCL. £60,000

3. 2013: Nuffield Trust/Economic and Social Research Council/Higher Education Funding Council for England: Quantitative Methods Programme (Centre Co-ordinator J vanHeerde-Hudson; co-applicants L Vinicius, P A Longley, G Hart). £1,340,000

4. Substantial travel grant funding from the British Council, the British Academy, the European Science Foundation, the (U.S.) National Science Foundation, NATO and a number of other sources is detailed in Section (12) as ‘Contributions to Professional Meetings’, while British Council and U.S. National Science Foundation and other funding for visiting appointments is detailed in Section (12) as ‘Visiting Appointments to Other Universities’. Estimated minimum research support from these sources: £ 50,000

Estimated Grand Total (rounded): £ 17,504,955

Impact

Impact
The photo shows the exhibition booth of the ‘People of the British Isles’ project, featured at the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Festival and the 2013 EdExcel ‘Big Bang’ Science Fair

Websites featuring my work

http://www.publicprofiler.org/: Spatial analysis and Open Data

http://www.retailresearchdata.org/: Open Data sources and geo-temporal demographics

http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/: Global distribution of family names and geo-genealogy site

http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/: Great Britain distribution of family names and their historic origins

http://www.uncertaintyofidentity.com/: The uncertainties inherent in linking observable world and virtual geo-temporal demographics

http://www.peopleofthebritishisles.org/: The geography of people’s genetic make-up across the British Isles

http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com/: The analytical techniques that underpin Geographic Information Science

Targeted health and public services

Working with Pablo Mateos, Muhammad Adnan and various other colleagues, research has developed a classification of family names (www.onomap.org) that was initially applied, in partnership with Camden and Southwark Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in London, to analyse the ethnic backgrounds of those seeking screening and care and to target interventions accordingly. Much of this work has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Exchange Group.

In 2011 Southwark PCT hosted a pilot project seeking to increase extremely low rates of breast cancer screening amongst women of African Caribbean descent. The names classification was used to identify the ethnic groups of women who missed screening, and then targeted resources and information accordingly, leading to an increase in the uptake of screening among African Caribbean women. PCT staff also worked with us using surname data to challenge a common perception that A&E use differs by ethnicity.

By 2013, the names classification software had been licensed by over 15 PCTs, strategic health authorities and other government organisations. Examples include:

  • the Health Protection Agency, England (now Public Health England), used the software for ethnic classification in sentinel surveillance of hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses.
  • NHS Lothian, Scotland, used it to code patient records by ethnic group and determine differential disease prevalence, as well as the level of uptake and accessibility to public health prevention services such as smoking cessation or cancer screening. NHS Lothian officials also used it to assess need and usage of interpretation services in GP surgeries by Polish speakers.

 

ACORN classification

The names classification has been licenced to CACI Ltd for the Acorn classification, one of the most widely used general purpose geodemographic classifications in the UK today. CACI uses the software to provide a more differentiated source of ethnicity information than Census sources alone and released the latest Acorn classification using this new approach in March 2013.

Web use and media coverage

The Public Profiler website (gbnames.publicprofiler.org) was originally developed in 2006, out of the initial investigation into the geographic patterning of names in Great Britain. This had 1.6 million unique users in its first year alone, and was licensed by the National Trust as part of its centenary celebrations.

An international surname mapping site (worldnames.publicprofiler.org) was created in 2007 using ESRC ‘Impact’ Grant funding, and analysed names from 25 other countries. This site was visited by more than 3.6 million unique users between 2008 and 2013.

A Twitter names map of London (twitternames.publicprofiler.org) developed by colleague Muhammad Adnan was launched in December 2012 as part of the EPSRC Uncertainty of Identity project and building on names classification data.

Media coverage of our work has included:

1. 2006: ‘Mr Smith? From Lerwick, I presume’, The Observer, 15 January.

2. 2006: ‘New database puts names on the map’, Sunday Herald, 15 January.

3. 2006: Channel 4 News, 16 January

4. 2006: BBC News Online, 17 January (‘front page’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4620786.stm)

5. 2006: ‘Where do you think you are?’, Eastern Daily Press, 17 January

6. 2006: ‘So where did your name come from?’, Express and Star, 18 January

7. 2006: ‘Why Cerys should be a Cornish military worker . . .’, Western Mail, 18 January

8. 2006: ‘Website reveals where's in a name’, PCPro, MacUser, Computer Shopper and Computer Buyer, 18 January

9. 2006: Radio Scotland, 19 January

10. 2006: ‘My, you've come a long way – without even leaving home’, The Times, 21 January

11. 2006: The Daily Mail, 21 January

12. 2006: Radio 2, (‘Website of the Day’), 25 January

13. 2006: Radio 5, 27 January

14. 2006: Various other regional newspapers and other media, including the Blackpool Gazette, Lincoln Echo, Nottingham Post, Romford Recorder, Swindon Advertiser, Scunthorpe Telegraph, BBC Midlands, week commencing 23 January

15. 2006: Radio Nottingham, 3 February

16. 2007: ‘What’s in your name?’, The Observer, 15 April, p3.

The second website associated with this work logged over 1 million unique users during August/September 2008

17. 2008: Various national newspapers and other media, commencing August 30, including:

BBC Online - [link]
The Daily Telegraph - [link]
The Scotsman - [link]
New Zealand Herald - [link]
SG.HU (Hungary)- [link]
ZDNet.de (Germany)- [link]
Telekom Presse (Austria) - [link]
Saigon Giai Phong Online (Vietnam) - [link]
Mbl.is (Iceland) [link]
Computerwoche.de (Germany) [link]
Portugal Diario - [link]
The Dominion Post - [link]

 

18. 2009: ‘Tracing family histories goes global’. Britain in 2009 (the ESRC outreach magazine), p111.

19. 2011: ‘What’s in a surname? A new view of the United States based on the distribution of common last names.’ National Geographic, February, p20-21and online at ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/02/geography/usa-surnames-interactive.

20. 2013: ‘Twickenham warms to Billy Twelvetrees - a name we'll remember.’ Daily Telegraph, 5 February p.21 and www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/england/9847653/Twickenham-warms-to-Billy-Twelvetrees-a-name-well-remember.html

Public understanding of science

We have developed interactive exhibits for science museums and public events on topics such as identity and genetics, which have been seen by over four million visitors to date. Recent examples include:

  • The At-Bristol science discovery centre used the research to develop an interactive exhibit for the Inside DNA exhibition (2007-08). Inside DNA subsequently travelled to the National Museums Liverpool, MOSI Manchester and Thinktank Birmingham.
  • Another interactive exhibit developed with the London Science Museum as part of the 'Who Am I?' interactive exhibition (2010–15).
  • In 2012, this research was selected for a display on Genetic Maps at the Royal Society's Summer Exhibition, showing how genetic make-up, names and facial characteristics are distributed across the UK
  • The Glasgow Science Centre's £1.9-million BodyWorks exhibition has included the Family Names interactive exhibit, based on Public Profiler, in its exhibit.

 

Teaching

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1. COURSES AT UCL

GEOG2025: GIS and Geodemographics

GEOGG125: Principles of Geographic Information Science

2. ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES

http://www.spatialanalysisonline.com: The analytical techniques that underpin Geographic Information Science

http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&itemId=0470721448&bcsId=5812 (instructors) and http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&itemId=0470721448&bcsId=7253 (students): Publisher’s website for the Third Edition of P A Longley, M F Goodchild, D J Maguire and D W Rhind (2011) Geographic Information Systems and Science

PhD Students

PhDs

Under the UK system, a Ph.D. student typically has just two supervisors. This section includes details of career destinations of the Ph.D. students that I have supervised, and their contribution to academia and professional practice. To date, only three students (including two second supervisions) have not delivered acceptable theses within the normal registration periods.

1. 1987 – 1989: Simon Thompson. SERC award, principal advisor. M.Sc awarded 1990. Subsequently senior manager with GENAMAP GIS and most recently Commercial Business Industry Solutions Manager, ESRI Inc., Redlands, CA.

2. 1990 – 1993: Myles Gould.  SERC award, principal advisor. Ph.D awarded 1996. Currently Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Leeds.

3. 1991 – 1994: Victor Mesev.  SERC award, principal advisor. Ph.D awarded 1995. Subsequently ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Bristol University of Bristol. Currently Chair, University of Florida, Tallahassee.

4. 1993 – 1996: Scott Orford.  ESRC award, principal advisor. Ph.D awarded 1997. Subsequently Computer Officer, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, and currently Senior Lecturer in GIS and Spatial Analysis, Cardiff University.

5. 1996 – 1999: Richard Harris. ESRC award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 1999. Subsequently Research Assistant, University of Bristol. Currently Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol.

6. 1998 – 1999: Emma Roe. ESRC award, principal advisor until 1999 and remained in Bristol after my move to UCL. Ph.D awarded 2002. Currently Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Southampton.

7. 1998 – 2001: William Grey. NERC award, external advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2002. Currently Research Fellow, Department of Geography, Swansea University.

8. 2000 – 2003: Carolina Tobon. UCL Teaching Assistantship, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2003. Subsequently GIS analyst for ESRI (UK) Ltd. and software developer.

9. 2000 – 2003: Paul Torrens. ESRC competition award, second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2003. Subsequently Assistant Professor, University of Utah then Associate Professor in Geography, Arizona State University. Currently Associate Professor, University of Maryland.

10. 2001 – 2003: Mike de Smith. Self-funded, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2004. Subsequently self-employed consultant.

11. 2001 – 2004: Daryl Lloyd. ESRC CASE award, second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2005. Subsequently senior research analyst at ODPM and the Cabinet Office.

12. 2001 – 2003: Ian Greatbatch. Research grant funded, principal advisor for part of study period only. M.Sc. awarded 2007. Currently Lecturer in Geography, Kingston University.

13. 2001 – 2004: (Lily) Chao Li. ESRC competition award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2005. Subsequently ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCL.

14. 2001 – 2004: Torsten Schietzelt. ESRC CASE award, second advisor. No thesis submitted. Subsequently ad hoc lecturer, the Bartlett School, UCL.

15. 2001 – 2004: Sarah Smith. Ordnance Survey funded, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2005. Subsequently research analyst, Ordnance Survey (Great Britain) and then Research Fellow in Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

16. 2001 – 2006: Nancy Chin. Research grant funded (part time), second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2006. Subsequently senior civil servant.

17. 2001 – 2005: Sinesio Alves Jnr. Brazilian Government Scholarship, second advisor. No thesis submitted. Subsequently, inter alia, Computer Officer at UCL.

18. 2002 – 2005: Tessa Anderson. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2006. Subsequently Lecturer in Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, then University of Queensland, currently at Hong Kong University.

19. 2002 – 2005: David Ashby. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2006. Subsequently Business Development Manager, UCL Business Plc. Currently Senior Analyst, Dr. Foster (Research) Ltd.

20. 2002 – 2005: Aidan Slingsby. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2006. Subsequently Postdoctoral Research Fellow, City University

21. 2002 – 2005: John Ward. ESRC CASE award, second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2007. Subsequently Research Officer, the Bartlett School, UCL.

22. 2002 – 2004: Ozlem Sahbaz. Research grant funded (part time) second advisor until inter-departmental transfer in 2004. No award to date.

23. 2002 – 2005: Joana Simoes. Portuguese Government scholarship, second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2006. Subsequently software developer, Brunel University.

24. 2002 – 2007: Alex Singleton. Research grant funded (full/part time), principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2007. Subsequently Research Officer, UCL and then Lecturer, University of Liverpool.

25. 2003 – 2006: Andrew Crooks. ESRC CASE award, second advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2007. Subsequently Research Scientist, Greater London Authority and then Assistant Professor in Geography, George Mason University.

26. 2003 – 2007: Christian Castle. Research grant funded/ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2007. Subsequently transport planning consultant.

27. 2004 – 2007: Hanif Rahemtulla. ESRC competition award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2008. Subsequently Research Officer, Université Laval

28. 2004 – 2007: Pablo Mateos. Research grant funded (full time), principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2007. Subsequently ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and then Lecturer in Geography, UCL.

29. 2004 – 2008: Kate Jones. Research grant funded (full time), principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2008. Subsequently Research Associate, UCL, then Lecturer in Geography, Portsmouth University.

30. 2005 – 2008: Jakob Petersen. Research grant funded, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2008. Subsequently pharmaco-epidemiologist, National Health Service.

31. 2005 – 2009: Catherine Lowe. ESRC competition award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2010. Subsequently analyst, Aon Benfield Analytics.

32. 2006 – 2008: Dr. Maurizio Gibin. Research grant funded, principal advisor. (Refocused on research papers 2008, following appointment as Lecturer in Geography, University of London, Birkbeck College)

33. 2008 – 2011: Muhammad Adnan. Research grant funded. Ph.D submitted 2011. Subsequently Research Analyst, LFG Ltd., and part time postdoctoral researcher, UCL.

34. 2008 – 2011: James Cheshire. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2011. Subsequently Lecturer in Spatial Analysis, UCL

35. 2008 – 2011: Daniel Lewis. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2012. Subsequently postdoctoral research fellow, QMW London

36. 2008 – 2012: Paul Richards. ESRC CASE award, principal advisor. Ph.D. awarded 2013. Subsequently Lecturer in GIS, Kingston University

37. 2009 – 2010: Nahid Mohajeri. Self funded, principal advisor. Transferred to new advisor to pursue refocused research interests. Ph.D. awarded 2013.

38. 2010 – 2014: Christopher Gale. UCL Impact Award, principal advisor. Ph.D. submitted 2014

39. 2011 – present: Kallum Dhillon. ESRC DTC Award, second advisor. (Intending Ph.D.)

40. 2012 – present: Jens Kandt. ESRC DTC Award, principal advisor. (Intending Ph.D.)

41. 2012 – 2013: Matthew Pratt. ESRC DTC/collaborative award, principal advisor. (Withdrew 2013 for employment related to research topic)

42. 2012 – present: Alistair Leak, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory funded (4 year) award, principal advisor. (Intending Ph.D.)

43. 2013 – present: Kira Kowalska, EPSRC DTC award, second advisor. (Intending Ph.D.)

Videos

Speaking at the Special Session in Celebration of Stan Openshaw’s Work at GISRUK 2012

Speaking at the launch of UCL's Crime, Policing and Citizenship project in 2012