I am a very ambitious and highly motivated teacher and researcher who has an excellent record of scholarly work and publication of international quality. In my career I have developed extensive experience of collaboration with national and international scientific networks, institutions and bodies. I have already become a significant contributor in my field of research and expertise and subsquently have built significant research capacity and integration into scientific networks. I am a user and advocate for Open Source Software and Open Data.
I am author of 35 international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publications with first authorship on half of these. In addition to these publications have over 50 other publications mainly comprised of peer-reviewed international conferences. According to Google Scholar I have almost 1600 citations to my work. My h-factor is currently 21 as calculated by Google Scholar and I expect this to continue to increase steadily. I have presented at over 70 international workshops/conferences and participated in over 90 such events including working as programme and scientific committee member and session chair.
I have over 16 years experience in the areas of: Geographic Information Science, Internet Technologies, Databases (including Spatial Databases), and Software Development. I have secured over €1,000,000 in research funding in my career to date.
My major research interests are:
Collaborations and Engagement: Please contact me if you or your research group are interested in collaboration. I am also available for keynote presentations, public lectures, seminars, etc.
This is a list of peer-reviewed journal publications of which I am an author. In most cases for the papers below I have included a link to a pre-print or non-formatted print in PDF format which allows most people to access the almost final version of the paper without pay-wall journal access. In all cases please cite the journal paper details correctly and not this website.
While I am not thinking about spatial data, algorithms, open access to data, or web mapping you will most likely find me: running(marathons), taking photographs (see my Flickr profile) and enjoying the beauty of the midlands of Ireland (1) (2), (3) . Running is a particular passion of mine and in the past few years I have set reasonably fast personal bests of 2h:29m for the marathon, 1h:12m for the half marathon, 3h:16m for 50 Kilometers, and 15m:37s for 5KM. To Sept 2017 I have completed 84 marathons - which includes over 61 sub 3 hour marathons, 41 sub 2:50 marathons and 16 sub 2:40 marathons.