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School of Geography

Nick Hood Dr Nick Hood

Contact details

Room 10.133
School of Geography
University of Leeds
University Road
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 31455

Student hours:
Monday and Tuesday

Research overview

Nick is a Teaching and Research Fellow based in the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP). Nick’s teaching covers a wide range of quantitative techniques, specialising in GIS and spatial statistics. He is the convener of the MSc GIS (ODL) module Principles of GIS and is active in the teaching teams on a number of other modules including the topics of Retail, Service Analysis and Planning, and Spatial Analysis. Nick is also a Research Fellow on the Open Research Area (ORA) Sub-National Context and Radical Right Support in Europe (SCoRE) project in which his main role involves the delivery of research in the areas of GIS and Spatial Analysis. Following on from a PhD in Retail Geography, Nick’s core research interests are in the areas of retail location planning, consumer analytics, geodemographics, spatial statistics, public service analysis and planning, psephology, and more broadly, Geographical Information Science.


  • ESRC Retail Industry Business Engagement Network Conference 2013. Oxford, UK.
  • European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies (EIRASS) Conference 2014. Bucharest, Romania.
  • Applied Geography IGU Conference 2015. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Applied Geography IGU Conference 2016. Rhodes, Greece.