The Geospatial Health Group conducts research into the geospatial determinants of health. We are based within the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) and the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.

Our research explores human health and disease patterns in a wider geographical context with focus on environmental and socioeconomic determinants of health. Our priority is to address the future challenges of environmental change and assess how adaptation and mitigation strategies can help to create fair and healthy places. Our research is supported by the development of advanced geospatial methods to harvest and improve emerging information sources and explore spatial patterns of disease and wellbeing.

The Geospatial Health Group also undertakes methodological research based around geographic information systems (GIS) to develop state-of-the-art techniques for modelling the interactions between environment, people and health. We offer training at both introductory and advanced level.

Key contact: Dr Daniela Fecht (