Rachael Reynolds


Lecturer in Geography and GIS
Geography and International Development
University of Chester
Area of expertise: Vector-borne diseases, Health, Other, Spatial Epidemiology and Geographic Information Systems
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I have recently moved from Manchester Metropolitan University where I completed a PhD in predictive modelling of disease. I predominantly looked at malaria in Tanzania and built an environmental GIS model which is capable of simulating malaria distribution. This was also examined for future climate scenarios. I further looked at the role of climate change on vector and disease indices, examining how climate change will impact the disease and distribution vectors. My current institution, the University of Chester has an invested interest in international development and utilising GIS and modelling techniques to help guide development to reduce incidence and prevalence of disease where possible.

Organisation details

The Department of Geography and International Development (GID) at University of Chester takes pride in providing future-focused undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses that are oriented towards understanding – and addressing – the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Members of the Department of Geography and International Development (GID) are engaged in internationally recognised research addressing some of the most pressing social and environmental issues. The Department also provides knowledge transfer services to regional, national and international stakeholders. The Department holds a regular research seminar series, and hosts national and international research conferences. Research and knowledge transfer activities, funded by competitive grants from a wide range of sources,