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Gary Watmough's Personal Website

Gary Watmough's Personal Website

Research and teaching in geospatial livelihoods and sustainability in the School of Geosciences.

Dr Gary Watmough, Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Land use and socioecological systems

Research and teaching in geospatial livelihoods and sustainability in the School of Geosciences.

Research: Gary is interested in the use of geospatial technologies such as satellite imagery to study human livelihoods and wellbeing.  He is particularly interested in developing methods for using satellite imagery to map and monitor aspects of human livelihoods and how this could be used to support the targeting of resources and finances to areas that are in specific need.

Current research projects as principal or co-investigator

(1) CPAS+ Child Poverty and Access to Services roll out to Sub-Saharan Africa (PI)

(2) GenVax – Mapping gender related barriers for immunisation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) –  (PI)

(3) Mapping socioeconomic conditions and inequalities in Iraq – (PI)


Selected Past Projects:

(1) SEASNUTImproving prediction of trends in prevalence of wasting at country level: Exploring the impact of survey timing – a data for children with UNICEF Collaborative Project – (PI)

(2) Child poverty and access to services a Data For Children with UNICEF Collaborative Project

(3) Population Density Estimations using Building Footprint Identification a Data For Children with UNICEF Collaborative Project

(4) STRATA: UNEPS Earth Stress Monitor

PhD Opportunities:  If you would like to discuss opportunities, ideas for research projects or funding please email.

Teaching: Gary is the Programme Director for the Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management MSc. Current teaching responsibilities include the following postgraduate courses in ‘Visual Analytics’,  ‘Applied research skills in environment and society’,  ‘Research practice and project planning’, ‘Passive Remote Sensing’, ‘Earth Observation for Sustainble Development Goals’. Gary is  the Deputy Director for the SENSE Centre for Doctoral Training.

Service: Gary is also a volunteer with the Council for At-risk Academics (CARA).


Phone: +44 131 651 4447

email: gary.watmough[at]

twitter: GaryRWatmough

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