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