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Dr Douglas Brown

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Senior Lecturer In GIS And Human Geography


Historical geographer. I specialise in using geographic information systems (GIS) to investigate social and economic geographies of poverty, welfare, health and healthcare, especially in 19th-century England and Wales.

I'm the undergraduate admissions tutor for the Department of Geography & Geology.

Twitter: @dhlbrown

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2015 - present Fellow of the Higher Education Authority
  • 2009 - 2014 PhD, King's College London
  • 2007 - 2009 MA, Birkbeck
  • 1996 - 2000 MA (Hons), Edinburgh

Research Interests

» Inequalities and welfare.
» Spatial analysis in human geography.
» Digital humanities.
» GIS for historical geography.
» Poverty and health in 19th-century England and Wales.

Teaching Area

Module leader:
GG6400 Research Project (Dissertation).
GG4070/GG5070 Regional Geographies.
I also teach on GG4020 Digital Earth and am a personal tutor and dissertation supervisor at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Other Professional Activity

» Reviews editor, The London Journal.
» Co-chair, Spatial & Digital History Network, European Social Science History Conference.




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