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Spatial Analysis

The analysis of spatial patterns of health and disease has been greatly enhanced by recent advances in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS) and spatial statistics. The Department has an active research programme that uses GIS and spatial analysis in epidemiological research. Departmental staff also coordinate the Schools GIS facilities and have worked with many other groups to examine how spatial methods can be used in public health research.

Projects that utilize spatial methods

Environment & Health


Geographical Variations

Course and Training

The Department is also responsible for running training courses in GIS, which are open to external applicants. For full details contact Chris Grundy (chris.grundy@lshtm.ac.uk).

2 day introduction to geographical information systems and the software ArcView

This is an introduction to the basic principles of GIS The majority of the two days is spent using the software ArcView. The course is aimed at health professionals with no previous GIS experience and covers the main topics required to start using GIS in public health.
The course runs in February, July and August.

Longer term training in the use of spatial analysis in public health

There are several options available for longer term training through research collaboration, visiting attachments or research degrees.

Associated Staff

Ben ArmstrongProfessor, Statistics
Zaid ChalabiSenior Lecturer, Mathematical modelling
Chris GrundyLecturer, GIS
Shakoor HajatSenior Lecturer, Statistics
Sari KovatsSenior Lecturer, Epidemiology
Giovanni LeonardiConsultant in Public Health
Sam PattendenLecturer, Statistics
Carolyn StephensReader, Environmental health policy
Paul WilkinsonReader, Epidemiology
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