Programme Directors

National Programme Director: Dr Ioannis Delikostidis (email: director@mgis.ac.nz)

AUT Programme Director: Dr Barbara Breen

University of Canterbury Programme Director: Dr Ioannis Delikostidis

Victoria University Programme Director: Dr Mairead de Roiste

Lecturing staff

Dr Ben AdamsDr Ben Adams

Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science

University of Canterbury
Email: benjamin.adams@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: geographic information retrieval; big geo-data; spatiotemporal data mining; place in GIS; representation and semantics; spatial humanities; crowdsourcing and user-generated content.

 

Paul BeereDr Paul Beere

Lecturer

University of Canterbury
Email: paul.beere@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: children's geographies, health service accessibility and provision, spatial epidemiology, social inequality, cartographic representation, GIS

 

Barbara BreenDr Barbara Breen

Senior Lecturer in School of Applied Sciences

Auckland University of Technology
Email: bbreen@aut.ac.nz

 

Dr Bradley CaseDr Bradley Case

Senior Lecturer

School of Applied Sciences, Auckland University of Technology
Email: bradley.case@aut.ac.nz

Research interests: Spatial Ecology, Plant Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Treelines, GIS.

 

Angela CurlDr Angela Curl

Lecturer

Geography Department, University of Canterbury
Email: angela.curl@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: Built environment, health & wellbeing. Accessibility, social inclusion and transport deprivation; sustainable travel, travel behaviour, walking & cycling.

 

Ioannis DelikostidisDr Ioannis Delikostidis

Lecturer in Geographic Information Science

Department of Geography, University of Canterbury
Email: ioannis.delikostidis@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: human spatial cognition and cognitive maps, wayfinding strategies and navigation, usability of geospatial information and interactive maps, (mobile) human-computer interaction, immersive virtual environments.

 

Mairead de RoisteDr Mairead de Roiste

Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Science (GIS)

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Victoria University, Wellington
Email: mairead.deroiste@vuw.ac.nz

Research interests: How people use geographic information and systems (incorporating usability, geovisualization and public participation GIS), transport modelling, pedagogy and GIS capability building.

 

Graham HinchliffeGraham Hinchliffe

Senior Research Officer (Geospatial & UAV)

Auckland University of Technology
Email: graham.hinchliffe@aut.ac.nz

Research interests: UAV remote sensing, Object-Based Image Analysis, Geoprocessing and Visualisation.

 

Joshua (Josh) McCulloch Joshua (Josh) McCulloch

Lecturer, Statistics Consultant

Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Canterbury
Email: josh.mcculloch@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: LIDAR based asset classification systems, autonomous aerial vehicles.

 

Elena MoltchanovaDr Elena Moltchanova

Senior Lecturer, Statistics Consultant

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury
Email: Elena.Moltchanova@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: Applied Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling, epidemiology, modelling of extreme events.

 

Wolfgang RackDr Wolfgang Rack

Senior lecturer. Gateway Antarctica

University of Canterbury
Email: wolfgang.rack@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: Earth Observation, Satellite Remote Sensing, Land surface mapping, Change detection, Mass Balance of ice sheets, sea ice monitoring.

 

Dr Melanie Tomintz Dr Melanie Tomintz

Lecturer in Health-GIS

University of Canterbury
Email: Melanie.Tomintz@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: Health-GIS; spatial analysis and simulation; Web and mobile technologies for public health; user centred-design and usability evaluation.

 

Dr Matthew WilsonDr Matthew Wilson

Professor of Spatial Information

University of Canterbury
Email: matthew.wilson@canterbury.ac.nz

Research interests: climate-driven natural hazards (flood inundation), and their impacts of climate change, use of computational modelling and GIS to assess flood risk, use of remote sensing data to drive and validate computational models, assessment of the effect of uncertainty on model predictions.

 

Affiliated Supervisors

Dr Justin Morgenroth, School of Forestry, UC
Dr Richard Green, Computer Science and Software Engineering, UC
Prof. Andy Sturman, Dept of Geography UC: Weather, climate, viticulture, air pollution, wind energy
Dr Deirdre Hart, Dept of Geography UC: Coastal and river mouth science, management and hazards
Dr Kevin Norton, Victoria University of Wellington. Research Interests, Quantitative geomorphology, Climate, Tectonics and Landscape dynamics, Erosion indices, River and hillslope processes
Dr Nokuthaba Sibanda, Victoria University of Wellington. Research Interests, Bayesian and spatio-temporal modelling with applications in health and fisheries modelling.

Past Guest Lecturers

Professor Josef Strobl, University of Salzburg, Austria
Professor Michael Peterson, University of Nebraska at Omaha

 

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