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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:
Wednesday 9 - 12.30pm, Thursday 9 -5pm, Friday 9 -5pm

Research overview

I teach on both the Face to Face and Distance Learning MSc GIS courses here in the School of Geography. I have over 8 years experience working with GIS and I also have a background in Computer Science and Geomatics. My research interests include applications of GIS, web-based mapping and spatial data analytics for food safety.

Postgraduate information:

Project title:

Spatial Data Analytics for Food Safety

Project overview

Public health applications are attracting significant interest in the data science literature.  For example, movement data from mobile telephone calls has been identified as a means to track the spread of infections from influenza to Ebola. The content...


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.

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