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Dr Paul McKenzie

Senior Lecturer

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Environmental Sciences Research


Room G160 Cromore Road Coleraine Co. Londonderry BT52 1SA




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 is Course Director for several postgraduate courses in Environmental Management and has a strong interest in the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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 the 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.