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Andrew Skellern

Andrew Skellern

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Personal statement

Andrew has been a lecturer at Bath Spa since completing his PhD at the University of Leeds. Prior to Leeds, he studied at the university of Keele for an MSc in Geographic Information Systems.

Andrew teaches mainly on the Geography programme, specifically: Digital Cartography; Earth Observation; Climatology; Survey Practice; Geomatics and River Management.

As well as his teaching committments Andrew also works on consultancy projects, both setting up short courses in GIS and contract work. Some examples of this include map production for local councils, school catchment analysis, and healthcare provision.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD - Leeds
  • MSc  - Keele University
  • BSc (Hons) - University of East Anglia (UEA).

Professional qualifications

  • ILTM.

Professional memberships

  • Member - Higher Education Academy
  • Member - Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society
  • Member - Royal Meteorological Society.

Teaching specialism

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Digital terrain modelling
  • Surveying for GIS
  • Climatology.

Recent professional updating

  • ESRI UK Users Conference, 15th May 2012, Wembley Stadium
  • HEA Workshop 'Education for Sustainable Development', 16th February 2012
  • Google Apps Workshop, BSU internal event, 23rd January 2012
  • Leica High Definition Surveying and Cyclone Training, 24th 28th October 2011, Milton Keynes
  • "Teaching at Masters Level", Staff Development Workshop, Bath Spa University,4th May 2011
  • HEA-GEES Learning and Teaching to 2020 Conference. University of Plymouth: 7-9 July 2010
  • Introduction to ArcGIS, ERSI UK Ltd, May 2010.

Current scholarship

  • Development of a location based system utilising GNSS, Mobile and Wi-fi technologies
  • Development of a location based system utilising GNSS, cell phone and Wi-fi technology
  • The acquisition, processing and analysis of terrestrial laser scanning data for
    • River asset management
    • Archaeological visualisation
    • Validation of positional and measurements from 360 degree photographic panoramas
  • E-Learning in the Geography curriculum- Students' perceptions of e-learning - replacing traditional face to face seminars with asynchronous seminar sessions
  • E-learning in the Geography curriculum - collaborative writing using Google Sites.

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Climate change education through a blended learning Google Earth exercise
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Skellern, A, Haslett, S.K, Chilcott, M and Longman, D (2011) 'Climate change education through a blended learning Google Earth exercise.' In: Haslett, S K, France, D and Gedye, S, eds. Pedagogy of climate change. The Higher Education Academy, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth. ISBN 9781841022734


Wind: resource and hazard
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Skellern, A (1997) 'Wind: resource and hazard.' In: Barrow, E and Hulme, L, eds. Climates of the British isles : present, past and future. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415130172


The potential area affected by the 1607 flood event in the Severn Estuary, UK: a preliminary investigation
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Skellern, A, Haslett, S.K and Open, S (2007) 'The potential area affected by the 1607 flood event in the Severn Estuary, UK: a preliminary investigation.' Archaeology in the Severn Estuary, 18. pp. 59-65.


Developing the research-teaching nexus using a local fieldwork project
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Johnson, R.M, Simm, D, Edwards, E and Skellern, A (2014) Developing the research-teaching nexus using a local fieldwork project. In: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 26 - 29 August 2014, Kensington Gore, London.


Application of repeat terrestrial laser scanning for river asset management, Seagry Weir, River Avon, Wiltshire
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Johnson, R.M, Skellern, A, Edwards, E, Johns, T, Williams, P and Wood, M (2012) Application of repeat terrestrial laser scanning for river asset management, Seagry Weir, River Avon, Wiltshire. In: Knowledge exchange workshop on terrestrial laser scanning, 2 April - 3 April 2012, University of Leicester, Leicester, England.


Scanning the past, Iron Age dwellings near Glastonbury, Somerset
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Johnson, R.M, Skellern, A, Edwards, E, Brunning, R and Cooke, S (2012) Scanning the past, Iron Age dwellings near Glastonbury, Somerset. In: Knowledge exchange workshop on terrestrial laser scanning, 2 April - 3 April 2012, University of Leicester, Leicester, England.


Google Earth and sustainable development education: examples from human and physical geography
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Skellern, A, Schaaf, R, Haslett, S.K and Norcliffe, D (2010) Google Earth and sustainable development education: examples from human and physical geography. In: GEES 10th Anniversary Conference, 7-9 July 2010, University of Plymouth.


Mapping the 1607 flood
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Skellern, A (2007) Mapping the 1607 flood. In: The 1607 flood in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary: storm or tsunami?, 27 January 2007, University of Wales.


Survey education at Bath Spa University, issues and solutions
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Skellern, A (2006) Survey education at Bath Spa University, issues and solutions. In: 42nd Teachers of Surveying Meeting, 19 - 20 December 2006, University of Plymouth.


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