I fell in love with cartography as an exhange student in Nancy, France in 2007. Since then I've mapped in England, France, Germany, Kenya and most recently Tanzania, surveying anything and everything from flamingos to informal developments. I love how representations of space and place can transform and dictate movement, policy and thinking. Then how barriers to this historically esoteric art can be lowered so all can participate.
I am a Research Fellow at the N-Lab, a research institute at the University of Nottingham. At the N-Lab I lead research into Geospatial Science and International Development. Specifically, my research interests include Geospatial Information Systems, Data Driven Development, Consumer Behaviour and Community Mapping with a diverse publication record across high impact peer reviewed journals and conferences.
I also consult for the World Bank's Transport and ICT Global Practice on Geospatial Information in developing nations. Aside from research and consulting, projects include the community reporting and reconstruction platform Taarifa and finding the best motorbike route to Ljublana, Slovenia.