Andy Tatem

As well as being a Professor of spatial demography and epidemiology at the University of Southampton, Andy Tatem is the Director of WorldPop and Flowminder. He is interested in how populations, their characteristics and their dynamics can be mapped at high resolution across low and middle income countries. His research has lead to pioneering approaches to the use and integration of satellite, survey, cellphone and census data to map the distributions of vulnerable populations for disease, disaster and development applications. He runs international collaborations with national governments, UN agencies and data providers, and leads multiple research and operational projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, World Bank, Clinton Health Access Initiative and others.