Public Heath GIS Unit

Welcome to the Public Health GIS Unit web site.

Our purpose is to support the use of geographical epidemiology, GIS and spatial analysis techniques in public health research and practice. The Unit was established in 1999 with a grant from the Public Health Development Fund.

Research Interests

The Unit's primary research interests lie in:

  1. Geographical and environmental epidemiology

  2. Geographical variations in health and healthcare

  3. GIS and spatial analysis techniques

Public Health Practice

In addition to our research interests a key purpose of the Unit is to promote and support the use of GIS (Geographical Information Systems and Science) in public health practice. As part of this role we have productive working relationships with a number of partners from within the academic and NHS sectors.