Dr Paul McKenzie

Senior Lecturer

School of Geog & Environmental Scs

Coleraine campus

Room G160,
Cromore Road,
Co. Londonderry,
BT52 1SA,

Environmental Sciences Research

Senior Lecturer

Dr Paul McKenzie



  • BSc Geography, Ulster University, 2001
  • PGCE (Primary), Ulster University, 2002
  • MSc Geographic Information Systems, Ulster University, 2003
  • PhD Remote Sensing, Ulster University, 2008

Teaching interests

Paul teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the geography and environmental science degree programmes.

He has acted as the Course Director for several postgraduate courses and is currently the Academic Lead for Education in the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences.

Paul is a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society (FRGS).

Research interests

Paul is interested in the use of GIS and Remote Sensing to answer a wide range of geographical issues. His research focuses on the development of risk models for poverty mapping across large spatial scales.

Other interests include the use of remotely sensed data to map and monitor the environment and the fusion of remotely sensed datasets to extract features in urban and agricultural landscapes.

Paul has also a keen interest in developing the use of GIS in Schools. This work has received a range of national and European awards and Paul leads the “digital earth Centre of Excellence” at Ulster University.

Paul’s research uses spatial data and GIS to build area-based models that can be used to identify vulnerable communities. He is currently working on the FAIR (Fuel and trAnsport poverty In the UK’s energy tRansition) project funded by CREDS. The project examines the intersections between fuel and transport poverty, and low carbon energy transitions, in the UK