The University of Southampton
Geography and Environment
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Professor Graham Moon 

Professor of Spatial Analysis in Human Geography , Associate Dean Research

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Professor Graham Moon is Professor of Spatial Analysis in Human Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

BA (Geography) Exeter 1978
PhD (Geography) Portsmouth 1982
Elected AcSS

2007-date University of Southampton, Professor of Geography

1982-2007 University of Portsmouth, Professor of Health Services Research and University Director of Research

Significant Achievements
Professor Moon collaborated in the development and evolution of the new geography of health and in the introduction of multilevel modelling to geography. More recently his work has had an international impact on smoking cessation policy.






Research interests

  • Place effects on health-related behaviours, particularly tobacco and alcohol consumption
  • Multilevel modelling and geospatial analysis in geography
  • Post-asylum geographies
  • Restructuring primary health care provision

Research projects

  • Smoking and ethnic segregation in New Zealand (with Ross Barnett and Jamie Pearce, University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • 'Institutional survival' - the spectral geography of the psychiatric asylum (with Alun Joseph University of Guelph, Canada, and Robin Kearns, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • The geography of smoking behaviour (ESRC, Health Development Authority, NHS Health Scotland, Care Quality Commission; with Liz Twigg, University of Portsmouth)

Research group(s)

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Research project(s)

Estimating Health Census Geographies: Using Synthetic Estimation with Secondary Survey and Census Data

The 2011 Census was likely to be last to be undertaken using traditional methods. It is widely acknowledged however that there will continue to be a requirement for data on small area variations on a range of topics for service planning, evaluation and many other needs, with this continuing need extending across the public and private sectors. This research project investigates one potential methodology - namely multilevel small area synthetic estimation (ML-SASE) - for providing such small area estimates.

Care theme

Population Health theme

Spatial Population Analysis and Modelling theme

Associate Dean, Research

Geography REF Champion, Co-convenor University Population Health Research Group

Editor, Health and Place

Visiting Professor, Université de Paris Ouest, Nanterre - La Defense, France (2003/4, 2006/7)


Seelye Professorial Fellow, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2011)

Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2000)



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Professor Graham Moon
University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/2017

Telephone: (023) 8059 3822

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