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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Colin Robertson

Associate Professor

Contact Information
Phone: 519 884-0710 ext.4757

Academic Background

PhD Geography, University of Victoria, 2011

I received my PhD from the University of Victoria in 2011. The unifying theme of my research is the development and application of spatial analysis and GIScience techniques in spatial ecology and epidemiology. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the role that environmental change has on the health of human and animal populations and how geographical tools can help to understand the complex interactions giving rise to new diseases and risks.

Currently my research is exploring the use of volunteered geographic information in environmental research, spatial and space-time modelling of emerging disease risk, and spatial model validation techniques. The intersection of data-intensive computing, novel geographical analyses, and open source technologies forms the basis for much of my research.