Dr Lesley Gibson

Research Associate

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment


Dr Lesley Gibson has over 16 years’ professional experience in GIS and remote sensing. She has worked extensively in the Western Cape, South Africa for research councils (Council for Geoscience and Agricultural Research Council), a groundwater consultancy (GEOSS) and a nature conservation board (CapeNature).

She moved to Scotland in 2016 and was initially a lecturer in GIS for Environmental Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. She subsequently accepted a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at Edinburgh University with a focus on fire safety for international development.  Here she hopes to apply her remote sensing and GIS experience to fire detection in informal settlements, risk mappingand fire spread modelling as she works on the IRS fire project (www.iris-fire.com).

Academic Qualifications: 

B.Sc Geography and Geology - Stellenbosch University

B.Sc Hons Environmental and Geographical Studies - Stellenbosch University

Masters in Applied Science in Geomatics - University of Cape Town

PhD in Environmental and Geographical Science - University of Cape Town

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Higher Education

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

Higher Education Academy - Fellow

South African Geomatics Council, GISc Professional

South African Council for Natural Science, Professional Natural Scientist