Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)


Patrick Rickles

Patrick Rickles

Patrick studied Environmental Management Science and Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York (B.S. 2004) and Geographic Information Science at University College London in London (MSc 2005). He is currently working on his PhD (part-time) researching expedited education techniques of GIS in Interdisciplinary Research. 

Patrick is a Research Assistant (full-time) on the Challenging RISK project. His main focus is to develop bespoke GIS tools for the researchers to facilitate interdisciplinary understandings and community engagement.

Patrick’s research interests include epistemologies and pedagogies, the use of GIS by different disciplines, the social dynamics of team building, and individuals’ learning styles and techniques. Through his previous experience working in various private sector positions, he is also interested in solutions development and business applications of geospatial technologies.


GIS, Education, Interdisciplinary Research, Application Development

Contact Details

e-mail: p [dot] rickles [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 2452

Twitter: @mapperpat


Mr Patrick Rickles

Mr Patrick Rickles


Room 117, Pearson Building
University College London
Gower Street


  • Research Associate
    Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng
    Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL


Award year Qualification Institution
2014 FHEA
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Higher Education Academy
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Institute of Education
2005 MSc
Master of Science
Geographic Information Science
University College London

Patrick is a Research Associate (full-time) for the Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) group and is currently involved in the Challenging RISK project, which seeks to positively impact people’s disaster preparedness and improve community resilience. He is also working on a PhD in Geographic Information Science at UCL (part-time) focused on how those engaged in interdisciplinary research initiatives learn GIS. Patrick has over 10 years of experience working in private and public sector, successfully managing projects and people and has applied GIS to benefit a variety of organisations. His research interests include GIS, Education, Interdisciplinary Research, Community Engagement and Sustainable Development.


Adult Education|*|Community Engagment|*|Continued Professional Development|*|Cross-disciplinary|*|Education|*|Geographic Information Science|*|Geographic Information Systems|*|Higher Education|*|Interdisciplinary|*|Multidisciplinary|*|Online Education|*|Participatory Mapping|*|Teaching and Learning|*|Transdisciplinary