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Rachel Oldroyd Rachel Oldroyd

Contact details

Room 10.135 Manton
School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 33309

Student hours:
Thursday 9 -5pm, Friday 9 -5pm, alternate Wednesdays 9am-5pm

Research overview

Rachel is a quantitative geographer based in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP). She teaches on both the Face to Face and Distance Learning MSc courses in Geographical Information Systems. Rachel's research interests include spatial data analytics for food safety, applied GIS and web based mapping. Rachel is undertaking a part time PhD in the Consumer Data Research Centre exploring outbreaks of foodborne illness through syndromic surveillance using online consumer data. This project forms part of the Big Data and Food Safety Network, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Postgraduate information:

Public health applications are attracting significant interest in the data...


Lovelace, Robin. & Oldroyd, Rachel. 2015. Teaching R as a GIS: problems, solutions and lessons learned. In: Brovelli, M.A., Minghini, M., Negretti, M. Eds. Geomatics Workbooks. 12. pp.67-71.

Malleson, Nick; Addis, Nicholas; Durham, Helen; Heppenstall, Alison; Lovelace, Robin; Norman, Paul; Oldroyd, Rachel (2015): GIS Research UK (GISRUK) 2015 Proceedings.

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