2016 Peter Burrough medal winner Peter Atkinson

Professor Peter Atkinson, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University, has produced world-leading research in remote sensing image analysis, geostatistics, and epidemiology. Early in his career, Peter’s research included sub-pixel land-cover mapping, artificial neural networks, and generalised linear modeling. In the early 2000s, he shifted his focus to examine scale effects and uncertainties associated with the remote sensing of diseases, analyzing the distribution and transmission of Malaria in Africa, and investigating access to health care. More recently, Peter has extended his research to downscaling in remote sensing, disease transmission, and characterising land surface phenology.

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