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Professor Rich Fry

Professor, Health Data Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606523

Email address

Cellular Office - 302
Third Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Rich Fry is a Senior Lecturer in GIS and Health Geographies and the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor for the Medical School. Rich graduated with a BSc (Hons) Physical Geography from Swansea before completing an MSc and PhD in GIS and computing at the University of South Wales following some time out in industry. Following a post-doctoral position at the Wales Institute for Socio-Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) he returned to Swansea, joining the Medical School as a Senior Research Officer specialising in GIS and privacy protecting spatial data linkage. Rich currently leads geography and health research for substantive sites including HDR UK Wales and Northern Ireland, ADR Wales and the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing. Rich teaches on several courses including GIS (GEGM22), PM-344 Capstone and PMIM 102 Scientific Computing and Health Care. He is module lead for PMIM502 for Health Data Visualisation.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial Modelling
  • Privacy Protecting Data Linkage
  • Accessibility Modelling
  • SAIL Databank
  • Health Data Visualisation
  • Spatial Databases and Computing

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Rich teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on spatial data science, health data science, spatial statistics and health data visualisation. Focus of teaching and supervision is how we can use geography to help improve people lives. Rich is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Collaborations