Professor of Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Robert Haining graduated in Geography from the University of Cambridge. He holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University (USA) where his dissertation was an early investigation into the theory and application of statistical models for representing spatial variation. Since 2000, he has been Professor in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge. Robert Haining was co-founder of the Spatial Econometrics Association and is an associate editor of several prominent Geographical and interdisciplinary journals including the Journal of Geographical Systems, Geographical Analysis, Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology and Computational Statistics. For more than thirty years he has made significant contributions to spatial analysis with applications in the areas of spatial epidemiology and health services research, the geography of crime and economic geography. He has published widely, both books (Spatial Data Analysis in the Social and Environmental Sciences (1990); Spatial Data Analysis: Theory and methods (2003)) and articles in over 20 different academic journals in areas that include geography, statistics, economics and epidemiology.
Research areas include methodologies for spatial data analysis with applications in health services research, the geography of crime and economic geography.