Dr Roger Beecham

Dr Roger Beecham


Main research interests: data visualization, spatial analysis, usable statistics.

My research and teaching demonstrates how new, passively-collected datasets can be repurposed for social science research. This spans several disciplinary areas: spatial data analysis, information visualization, transport planning, political geography and crime science. A current focus is around how new data and new disciplines such as 'Data Science' are reshaping statistical model building -- and the role of visualization in supporting this activity. 

For the latest updates see my personal research page.

As well as developing modules for teaching data science to Geographers (examples here and here), I am currently working as co-I on an Alan Turing Institute funded project designing and building web-based systems for exploratory spatial data analysis.



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  • PhD GIScience, University of London
  • BA Geography, Durham University (Robin Mills Award)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy

Current postgraduate researchers

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