Prof. Chris Brunsdon

Prof. Chris BrunsdonProf. Chris Brunsdon is currently Professor of Geocomputation, and Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation, at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, having taken up the position in January 2014. The National Centre for Geocomputation is the principal centre for geocomputation and spatial analyses in Ireland, combining a strong focus on fundamental research and partnerships with industry


Bsc, Mathematics, University of Durham

MSc, Medical Statistics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

PhD, Geography, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Areas of Expertise:

Spatial Statistics

Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis



An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping:  Chris Brunsdon, Alexis Comber, 2015.

Geocomputation: A Practical Primer:  Chris Brunsdon, Alex Singleton, 2015.

GISTools R Package (with Hongyan Chen)

Brunsdon C, Corcoran J, Higgs G, Ware A, 2009, "The influence of weather on local geographical patterns of police calls for service" Chris Brunsdon, Jonathan Corcoran, Gary Higgs and Andrew Ware; Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36(5) 906 - 926

"Grid-enabling Geographically Weighted Regression: A Case Study of Participation in Higher Education in England" Harris, Richard; Singleton, Alex; Grose, Daniel; Brunsdon, Chris; Longley, Paul; Transactions in GIS, V14(1) pp43-61

Exploring spatial variation and spatial relationships in a freshwater acidification critical load data set for Great Britain using geographically weighted summary statistics Computers & Geosciences, Volume 36, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 54-70 Paul Harris, Chris Brunsdon

Predicting Participation in Higher Education: a Comparative Evaluation of the Performance of Geodemographic Classifications; Chris Brunsdon, Paul Longley, Alex Singleton and David Ashby - accepted for publication in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series (A)

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Prof. Chris Brunsdon

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