A. Stewart Fotheringham is Director of the Centre for GeoInformatics and Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography and Geosciences at the University of St Andrews. He previously held positions as Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor and Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth; as Professor of Human Geography at the University of Newcastle; as a Full Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo; an Associate Professor at the University of Florida; and an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. He obtained his PhD and MA at McMaster University in Canada and his BSc at Aberdeen University. He has long-held interests and expertise in geographic information science, spatial data analysis and spatial modelling and has been actively involved with large GIS-based initiatives in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
Professor Fotheringham’s research expertise is in the analysis of spatial data and in particular the local modelling of spatial relationships with geographically weighted regression, for which he has co-authored software that has been distributed to a wide variety of agencies and individuals concerned with spatial modelling. He is a founding editor of Transactions in GIS and is on the editorial board of eight other journals. He has co-authored or co-edited 12 books including Quantitative Geography: Perspectives on Spatial Data Analysis and Geographically Weighted Regression: An Analysis of Spatially Varying Relationships. He has published 36 book chapters and over 100 journal articles. In the last decade he has generated approximately £15 million in research income. His H number is 33.