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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Gianluca Boo Dr. sc. nat.

Research Fellow

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Gianluca Boo joined WorldPop in 2018 as research fellow to support statistical modelling and mapping in the GRID3 project.

Previously, he completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on the intersections between GIScience and spatial epidemiology. He also completed a postgraduate certificate in GIScience at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and both an MSc and BSc in Geography at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Parallel to his academic career, Gianluca worked as geoinformatician for a Swiss regional office and as GIS manager for a NGO based in East Jerusalem.

Research interests

Spatial epidemiology, Geo-visualization, Spatial analysis, Spatial statistics.

Research projects

GRID3​ ​- Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development.

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Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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