Prof. Chris Brunsdon

Photograph of Prof. Chris Brunsdon

The National Centre for Geocomputation at NUI Maynooth is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Chris Brunsdon as Director. Prof. Brunsdon (currently at the University of Liverpool) will take up this position in January 2014




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Statistics, Geography, Computing

Research Areas:

Spatial Statistics, Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation


Currently Professor at Dept. of Geography, University of Liverpool, UK. Previously Professor of Geographical Information Science at Leicester University, UK; and Professor of Statistical Computing, Glamorgan University, UK.

Selected Publications:

Brunsdon C, Corcoran J, Higgs G, Ware A, 2009, "The influence of weather on local geographical patterns of police calls for service" Chris Brunsdon, Jonathan Corcoran, Gary Higgs and Andrew Ware; Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36(5) 906 - 926

"Grid-enabling Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study of Participation in Higher Education in England" Harris, Richard; Singleton, Alex; Grose, Daniel; Brunsdon, Chris; Longley, Paul; Transactions in GIS, V14(1) pp43-61

Exploring spatial variation and spatial relationships in a freshwater acidification critical load data set for Great Britain using geographically weighted summary statistics Computers & Geosciences, Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 54-70 Paul Harris, Chris Brunsdon

Predicting Participation in Higher Education: a Comparative Evaluation of the Performance of Geodemographic Classifications; Chris Brunsdon, Paul Longley, Alex Singleton and David Ashby - accepted for publication in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series (A)