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) SEASNUT: Improving prediction of trends in prevalence of wasting at country level: Exploring the impact of survey timing – a data for children with UNICEF Collaborative Project
(2) Development of a Childrens climate risk index a Data for Children with UNICEF Collaborative Project.
(3) Mapping gender related barriers for immunisation using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – GenVax
Selected Past Projects:
(1) Child poverty and access to services a Data For Children with UNICEF Collaborative Project
(2) Population Density Estimations using Building Footprint Identification a Data For Children with UNICEF Collaborative Project
(3) STRATA: UNEPS Earth Stress Monitor
PhD Opportunities: Places for September 2022 have now been filled, places for September 2023 can be found here. If you would like to discuss opportunities, ideas for research projects or funding please email.
Teaching: Current teaching responsibilities include the following postgraduate courses in ‘Applied research skills in environment and society’, ‘Research practice and project planning’, ‘Principles and Practices of Remote Sensing’, ‘Earth Observation for Sustainble Development Goals’. Gary is a tutor on the FutureLearn Observing Earth from Space MOOC and 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
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