Dr. Nick Bearman completed his PhD in GIS at the University of East Anglia in 2011 and has since worked in a variety of post-doc and university teaching positions at the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool. He uses ArcGIS, R and QGIS on a regular basis and is currently modelling home to school travel at a national scale. Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Chartered Geographer (GIS) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, with a range of teaching experience including undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing professional development. Nick has over 7 years professional experience and has worked with OpenGeoDa, Google Maps API and a variety of desktop and web based programming languages.
Dr. Paul Munday is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with over seven years professional experience. Paul’s primary experience is as an advanced user of GIS software for which he has significant expertise in managing large and complex datasets for the purpose of environmental decision-making. His PhD research used GIS to downscale quantitative and qualitative data to a local landscape scale which he applied to model potential land use change in the Norfolk Broads due to climate and socio-economic drivers and subsequently worked as a Research Associate on the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA). Paul moved into environmental consultancy with Atkins, and has provided input to a variety of environmental assessments for renewable energy, transport and hydrological projects in the UK, as well as published a number of academic papers within the field of landscape change and environmental assessment, including a recent paper in the prestigious journal Science.