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Christopher Uzzell

 Christopher Uzzell

PhD candidate



Christopher is a PhD student where he maintains interests in the international geographies of health and disease. Christopher currently undertakes a multidisciplinary research project with research links to the School of Geographic and Earth Sciences and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine. Christopher is also a contributor to the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) program where he provides technical assistance on the use of geospatial technologies and cartographic methods. In addition to his research, Christopher is a member of the graduate teaching assistant team with the School of Geographic and Earth Science where he teaches across the undergraduate program with particular focus on geographic information systems (GIS) and digital geosciences. More broadly, Christopher has interests in environmental monitoring and modelling within a GIS-based framework.

Research and Teaching Interests

As a quantitative geographer, Christopher has research interests in the use of satellite remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) to understand the outcomes of human-environment interactions. In relation to this, his principal focus of research concerns the quantitative investigation of links between the environment and human health. Christopher’s main research interests lie in the application of spatial analysis and statistical modelling towards epidemiological problems, with a main focus on neglected zoonotic disease epidemiology in resource poor regions of Africa. Specifically, Christopher is particularly interested in eco-epidemiology and the environmental drivers of infectious disease transmission within Tanzania within the context of climate change. Moreover, Christopher has an interest in understanding the complex relationships that exist between human and livestock health. Much of his research activity is motivated by the need to develop sustainable responses to current and future environmental challenges.




  • College of Science and Engineering, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences