Spatial analysis for public health
My teaching is predominantly in the area of Spatial Analysis for Public Health at the University of Leeds, drawing examples from my research.
If you would like an introduction to spatial analysis in the public health context, you might be interested in a one day course that I run for the Consumer Data Research Centre (CRDC). This is a one day course aimed at complete beginners. I provide you with the background to spatial units in the UK and why it is important to understand them and then we go on to create a map in two software packages, ArcGIS and R.
This course will next run in autumn 2020. For more information on the content and how to register interest available here.
The role of big data in obesity research
I deliver guest lectures on various postgraduate courses at the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University around understanding the role of big data in obesity research.
Nutrition for Endurance
A specialist area that combines my academic expertise and leisure pursuits is Nutrition for Endurance. I deliver a 2 hour session at the University of Nottingham – Nutrition for Endurance case studies on the MSc in Sports Medicine. This session feels like I get to talk about my holiday food! but that is only because my favourite type of holiday is an extreme endurance adventure. During this session I talk the students through preparing nutrition for athletes taking part in 3 types of endurance event: the Three Peaks Fell Race, The Marathon Des Sables and Cycling at Altitute – specifically the Himalayas and the Altiplano.