This site is for you.
Empowering you to deal more confidently with spatial data, inspiring you to take on more challenging personal projects, and connecting you to the possibilities of spatial analysis and maps.
I'm a Tableau and Alteryx consultant at The Information Lab where I help people make sense of data. I specialise in working with geographic data. Tableau and Alteryx will feature heavily on this site but the underlying theory is tool agnostic. You should also expect to see free and open source solutions to your data challenges!
I haven't always consulted but the essentials of "where" and the passion for communicating that have always been with me.
I spent the first 6 years of my working life teaching high school Geography in the United Kingdom. Other than the chocolate at Christmas, I got my kicks from the "ohhhhhhh" moments.
With this background, I became acutely aware of the need to develop better ways to help people understand new information.
Later, through completing a master’s degree in Geographical Information Science, I conducted spatial analysis and spatial statistics using a range of proprietary and open source tools.
Post-MSc, I worked on epidemiological studies investigating the link between exposure to environmental pollution and the occurrence of chronic illness. While driven by contributing to compelling research, I became frustrated by the academic environment.
So here I come! Unleashed on the web taking care of all your geographic value-add.