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CDRC Training / 19th October 2016

Spatial methods for public health researchers

This one day workshop will provide an overview of spatial scales in the UK and different spatial methods which may be applicable to public health research.


This course offers an introduction to spatial analytics in a public health context. The course will begin with an overview of different spatial units and how they fit together. Public health examples will be used to illustrate the relevance of using each of these units. We will work through examples of how spatial units can be added into existing datasets. In the afternoon we will generate your first map using public health data.

 Programme objectives:

  • To understand common spatial units in the UK
  • To use open resources to match data at different spatial scales
  • To generate a map of public health data (in a licensed and open source software)

Who teaches the programme:

Dr Michelle Morris a research fellow in the Consumer Data Research Centre. She is an interdisciplinary public health researcher whose work focuses on social and spatial variations in diet and health.

Is this course for me:

This course is for researchers who want to start looking at spatial or social variations in their data and generating maps to present results. The course will assume that your knowledge of spatial scales and generation of maps is zero. Examples will all be from a public health context.


Booking is not yet available for this course, please contact Eleri Pound to register your interest.


19th October 2016
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Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
Level 11, Worsley Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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