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Dr Christopher T Lloyd MSci, MSc, PhD, F.G.S

Research Fellow

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Dr Christopher T Lloyd is Research Fellow in GIS within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.


PhD: GIS, Geomorphology, Glaciology, & Geology; University of Sheffield, 2015

MSc: Remote Sensing & Image Processing; University of Edinburgh, 2008

MSci: GeoScience (2:1, Hons); University of Keele, 2003


Employment History

April 2015 – Present: Research Fellow (GIS), WorldPop Project, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton


Chris graduated in 2003 with an MSci in GeoScience from Keele University, UK. Since then he has worked in a variety of sectors gaining experience in both scientific and non-scientific technical and logistical support roles. In 2007 he resumed academic study, and subsequently gained an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Remote Sensing & Image Processing. From 2008 to 2015 Chris was a PhD candidate within the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, where he used GIS extensively in order to explore topographical and lithological controls upon the location and size of glacial overdeepenings (erosional depressions in the landscape that are created by glaciers). In 2015 Chris was appointed Research Fellow (GIS) for the WorldPop Project, within Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton. Chris is primarily responsible for leading spatial data collection, assembly, processing, and management, in support of modelling population distribution.

Research interests

  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Open Source Geospatial Tools
  • Spatial Demography
  • Glacial Geomorphology and Geology
  • LiDaR and Forest Windthrow
  • Archaeo-Geophysics
  • Geological Mapping
PhD research

Title: Controls upon the location and size of glacial overdeepenings

Supervisors: Prof. Chris Clark and Dr. Darrel Swift

Funding Institution: University of Sheffield


Research project

WorldPop Project

The WorldPop Project was initiated in October 2013 to combine the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects. WorldPop is primarily funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and aims to provide an open access standardised archive of global spatial covariate and population demographic datasets to support development, disaster response and health applications. High spatial resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions.

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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