Alex Singleton

Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool. If you are interested in my blog posts, these can now be found at the Geographic Data Science Lab.

My publications

MSc Geographic Data Science


University of Liverpool established the world's first MSc in Geographic Data Science, and is accepting applications. Click here to get an overview of the course and find out how to apply.

Geographic Data Science Lab


GDSL are a collective of researchers with interests in the fusion of Data Science, GIS and their appropriate use. Our website is here. We are always interested in hearing from new collaborators and welcome visitors.


I am a Professor of Geographic Information Science at the University of Liverpool, Deputy Director of the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Director of the ESRC Data Analytics & Society CDT. In a general sense my research is concerned with how the complexities of individual behaviours, attitudes and contexts manifest spatially, and can be represented and understood though a framework of geographic data science.

I am particularly interested in applications of area classification to understand multidimensional socio-spatial structure, and I have developed a broad critique of the ways in which such geodemographic methods can be refined through modern scientific approaches of machine learning, geographic information science and quantitative human geography. I am an avid R user, and also advocate of Open Geographic Information Science.

Urban Analytics


For more information about my book Urban Analytics see the publishers page, or for supporting materials my github.