Andrew is a Senior Research Assistant with expertise in the areas of computer science, software development and GIS. Andrew has a BSc in Computer Games Development and an MSc in Computer Science at the University of South Wales. He is currently working towards a KESS funded PhD in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The PhD research is also part funded by Sport Wales and based on enhancing our understanding of accessibility to sporting facilities in Wales through geospatial analysis. Andrew has been published in journals such as Transactions in GIS.
Andrew's WISERD project, Inequalities, civic loss, and well-being, uses innovative methods, including app-based surveys of spatial mobility and data linkages, to compare place-based and individual measures of accessibility, and explores how changing patterns of civic loss and gain relate to measures of health and well-being.
Andrew’s general research interests are within the development of spatial technologies and the application of Geographic Information Science (GIS), spatial accessibility and web-GIS.
Andrew’s current research projects include; GIS-based analysis in accessibility modelling; Development of open-source solutions for multi-modal accessibility; Applications of GIS in sports geography; Monitoring post COVID-19 impacts on services (facilities such as bank closures; residential care homes; changes in public transport provision); advancements to existing accessibility models – multi-modal approaches to incorporate private and public modes of transport within accessibility measures.