Gary Higgs

  • Professor
  • Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
  • Athro
  • Cyfadran Cyfrifiadureg, Peirianneg a Gwyddoniaeth
Gary Higgs

About Me

Director of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Research Centre in USW and a co-Director of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD). I have specific responsibilities for leading on WISERD's Training and Capacity Building Programme and for leading on WISERDs collaboration with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).

A quantitative geographer by background, my over-arching research interests are in the application of GIS and other types of spatial technologies in social and environmental policy.  

Most recently my research has been in the areas of health geography, civil society and spatial inequalities in the provision of public services using GIS-based accessibility models. 

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Skills And Qualifications

  • Quantitative Geography
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Geographical Information Science
  • Analysis of Socio-economic data sets
  • UK Census of Population
  • Accessibility Analysis
  • Spatial Inequalities



Publications And Past Projects

  • Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) Phase 1 (2008-2012):
  • Understanding the role of ICT use in connectivity of minority communities in Wales
  • WISERD Civil Society (2014-2019): Work-package 3.2: Implications of Spatial & Temporal Variation in Service Provision for Inequalities in Social Outcomes
  • WISERD Civil Society: Changing perspectives on Civic Stratification and Civil Repair (2019-2024)