Watch the recording of the recent fireside chat with Dr. McKinley, where you will learn:
* the connection between the mathematical sciences and geology. Examples: crystallography, geophysics, data assimilation, etc. * examples of industries/specialties that employ that knowledge. * areas of geomathematics that are currently the fastest-growing. * and much more!
Professor Jennifer McKinley, Director of the Centre for GIS and Geomatics, is based in Geography, in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast. Her research expertise comprises the development and application of spatial analysis techniques, geostatistics and compositional data analysis in-ground and remote sensed earth processes, health and the environment, criminal and environmental forensics. Jennifer’s recent research seeks to gain a greater understanding of the link between human health and environmental impacts from natural and anthropogenic sources, including air pollution and more recently surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. She has authored more than 150 scientific articles, including peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous international conference contributions which have helped shape policy development. Interdisciplinary collaboration, strong partnership working and a commitment to generate actionable insight, are familiar hallmarks of her research. Jennifer’s international leadership roles include: Councillor of the International Union of Geosciences (IUGS 2020-2024), current President of the Governing Council of the Deep-time Digital Earth Initiative (DDE) and Past President of the International Association of Mathematical Geoscientists (IAMG). Jennifer has served on learned committees including the Royal Irish Academy and Geological Society of London and sits on the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site Steering Group.