The Quantitative Spatial Science group has a long and well-established reputation in quantitative human geography and geographic data science and is internationally recognised for advancing quantitative methods through our research and teaching.

Our group addresses a wide range of social, political, economic, demographic, health and environmental research questions by utilising and developing spatial methods. Our research is theoretically driven and leads to important implications for policy, democracy, social justice, sustainability, and/or human flourishing.

One common thread running through all our work is the use of rigorous, sophisticated, and often innovative quantitative research methods. Another is our sensitivity to geography — to the diversity of the human experience across neighbourhoods and around the world, to the innumerable questions that such diversity inspires, and to the methodological challenges and opportunities this diversity presents.