Help needed please!

Ever wanted to help lead debates in Quantitative Methods in Geography? Interested in improving the support, provision and future of the field?

Following on from the QMRG annual general meeting, at last month’s RGS-IBG annual conference, we are now seeking nominations for two openings on the QMRG committee:

  • Postgrad Rep – main responsibilities are for promoting postgraduate interests and needs to the wider Research Group and helping develop QMRG-sponsored activities, both at the RGS-IBG conference and at other times.  This vacancy has arisen due to Emily Eyles of Bristol University completing her term: with sincere thanks to Emily for all her efforts.
  • A new position; inclusivity and diversity officer – providing ideas and guidance in these areas and promoting activities QMRG could undertake to enhance diversity and inclusivity.

In keeping with RGS-IBG practice the committee positions normally have a 3-year term, though the Postgrad Rep position may be shorter than this and we are also very happy to consider this position being shared.

Nominations may include self-nominations, and should be sent along with the name of a seconder and a brief statement of suitability.  Enquiries and nominations should be sent by email to Dani and/or Alistair (see table below).  We would like to receive nominations no later than Friday 11th October.

We are particularly interested in supporting applications that will diversify our committee.

Please help us by circulating this notice among your colleagues and students – and/or by nominating yourself!

With thanks, Alistair Geddes (QMRG Secretary)


RGS-IBG Quantitative Methods Research Group – current committee at Sep. 2019


Name Email Committee Position Term dates
(start and end years)
Dr Dani Arribas-Bel

Email: D.Arribas-Bel@liverpool.ac.uk

Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool Chair Dec 2017-Nov 2020
Dr Alistair Geddes

Email: a.y.geddes@dundee.ac.uk

Geography, University of Dundee Secretary Sep 2018-Aug 2021
Dr Levi John Wolf School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Treasurer Feb 2018-Jan 2021
Dr Mark Green Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool Web/Social

Media Officer

Aug 2018-Aug 2021
Dr Emmanouil Tranos School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Conferences


Aug 2018-Aug 2021
Mr Roberto Santos Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham Dissertation prizes Officer Aug 2018-Aug 2021