Prof Jan Rigby

Geography, Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG)

Professor

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(+353) 1 708 6181

Biography

I am a health geographer with particular interests in spatial epidemiology, inequality, poverty and women's health. I have a background in Geographical Information Systems,and have a strong commitment to capacity building in the use of GIS for health research in poor countries.

Research Interests

health geography, spatial epidemiology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), poverty

Post Doctoral Fellows/Research Team

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
David Smyth Geocoding residential addresses Post Doctorate Dublin Dental University Hospital

Books

  Year Publication
2007 Poverty and wealth in Britain 1989-2005 Understanding the transformation of the prospects of places.
Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Thomas B, Fahmy E, Gordon D, Lupton R (2007) Poverty and wealth in Britain 1989-2005 Understanding the transformation of the prospects of places. Bristol: Policy Press. [Details]
2001 Targeting Poor Health: Report of the Welsh Assembly’s National Steering Group on the Allocation of NHS Resources.
Gordon D., Lloyd E., Senior M., Rigby J., Shaw M., Ben Shlomo Y. (2001) Targeting Poor Health: Report of the Welsh Assembly’s National Steering Group on the Allocation of NHS Resources. Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2007 'Estimating population size using spatial analysis methods'
Pinto A, Brown V, Chan KW, Chavez IF, Chupraphawan S, Grais RF, Lai PC, Mak SH, Rigby JE, Singhasivanon P (2007) 'Estimating population size using spatial analysis methods' In: GIS for Health and the Environment. Berlin: Springer. [Details]
2004 'Spatial Perspectives in Public Health'
Gatrell AC, Rigby JE (2004) 'Spatial Perspectives in Public Health' In: Spatially Integrated Social Science. New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2001 'Women's health in Europe: beyond epidemiology?'
Thomas C, Rigby J (2001) 'Women's health in Europe: beyond epidemiology?' In: Geographies of Women's Health. London: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Mapping the potential of community first responders to increase cardiac arrest survival'
Barry T.;González A.;Conroy N.;Watters P.;Masterson S.;Rigby J.;Bury G. (2018) 'Mapping the potential of community first responders to increase cardiac arrest survival'. Open Heart, 5 (2) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Mapping the potential of Community First Responders to increase cardiac arrest survival'
Barry, T;Gonzalez, A;Conroy, N;Watters, P; Masterson, S;Rigby, J; Bury, G (2018) 'Mapping the potential of Community First Responders to increase cardiac arrest survival'. [IR Link] [Details]
2019 'Recession, Austerity and Life Expectancy'
Dorling, D; Rigby, J (2019) 'Recession, Austerity and Life Expectancy'. Irish Medical Journal, 112 [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: An evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo state'
Oviasu O.;Rigby J.;Ballas D. (2016) 'Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: An evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo state'. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 6 (1):40-44 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Towards a geography of health inequalities in Ireland'
Rigby J.;Boyle M.;Brunsdon C.;Charlton M.;Dorling D.;French W.;Noone S.;Pringle D. (2017) 'Towards a geography of health inequalities in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 50 (1):37-58 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'An Open Source Geodemographic Classification of Small Areas in the Republic of Ireland'
Brunsdon C.;Charlton M.;Rigby J. (2018) 'An Open Source Geodemographic Classification of Small Areas in the Republic of Ireland'. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 11 (2):183-204 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Effect of Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation on Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults'
McCann A.;McNulty H.;Rigby J.;Hughes C.;Hoey L.;Molloy A.;Cunningham C.;Casey M.;Tracey F.;O’Kane M.;McCarroll K.;Ward M.;Moore K.;Strain J.;Moore A. (2018) 'Effect of Area-Level Socioeconomic Deprivation on Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults'. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66 (7):1269-1275 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: an evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo State'
Oviasu Osaretin, Rigby Janette E., Ballas Dimitris (2015) 'Chronic kidney disease in Nigeria: an evaluation of the spatial accessibility to healthcare for diagnosed cases in Edo State'. Journal of Public Health in Africa, 6 :394-398 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Optimizing the location of antenatal classes'
Tomintz, MN, Clarke, GP, Rigby, JE, Green JM (2013) 'Optimizing the location of antenatal classes'. MIDWIFERY, 29 :33-43 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99'
Fahmy E, Gordon D, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2011) 'Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99'. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING A, 43 :594-617 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99'
Fahmy, E;Gordon, D;Dorling, D;Rigby, J;Wheeler, B (2011) 'Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99'. Environment and Planning A, 43 :594-617 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Spatial analysis of tuberculosis in an Urban West African setting: is there evidence of clustering?'
Touray, K;Adetifa, IM;Jallow, A;Rigby, J;Jeffries, D;Cheung, YB;Donkor, S;Adegbola, RA;Hill, PC (2010) 'Spatial analysis of tuberculosis in an Urban West African setting: is there evidence of clustering?'. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 15 :664-672 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source'
Leake J.;Adam-Bradford A.;Rigby J. (2009) 'Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source'. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 8 (SUPPL. 1) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Health benefits of 'grow your own' food in urban areas: implications for contaminated land risk assessment and risk management '
Leake JR, Adam-Bradford A, Rigby JE (2009) 'Health benefits of 'grow your own' food in urban areas: implications for contaminated land risk assessment and risk management '. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 8 :S1-S6 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'CKD and Poverty: a growing global challenge'
Hossain MP, Goyder EC, Rigby JE, El Nahas M (2009) 'CKD and Poverty: a growing global challenge'. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 53 :166-174 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Planning the location of stop smoking services at the local level: A geographic analysis'
Tomintz M.;Clarke G.;Rigby J. (2009) 'Planning the location of stop smoking services at the local level: A geographic analysis'. Journal of Smoking Cessation, 4 (2):61-73 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The geography of smoking in Leeds: estimating individual smoking rates and the implications for the location of stop smoking services'
Tomintz MN, Clarke GP, Rigby JE (2008) 'The geography of smoking in Leeds: estimating individual smoking rates and the implications for the location of stop smoking services'. AREA, 40 :341-353 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Impact of Area Deprivation on CHronic Kidney Disease at Presentation to the Renal Service'
Bello AK, Peters J, RahmanAA, Rigby J, El Nahas AM (2008) 'Impact of Area Deprivation on CHronic Kidney Disease at Presentation to the Renal Service'. To be added, 3 :1316-1323 [Details]
2008 'Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britian, 1968-2005'
Fahmy E, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Gordon D, Lupton R (2008) 'Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britian, 1968-2005'. To be added, 97 :11-30 [Details]
2007 'Mortality in relation to sex'
Rigby JE, Dorling D (2007) 'Mortality in relation to sex'. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 61 :159-164 [Details]
2007 'Net cohort migration in England and Wales: how past birth trends may influence net migration'
Dorling D, Rigby JE (2007) 'Net cohort migration in England and Wales: how past birth trends may influence net migration'. To be added, 46 [Details]
2006 'Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities'
Ballas D, Clarke G, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2006) 'Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulation for the analysis of health inequalities'. To be added, 12 :65-79 [Details]
2006 'Pokies and poverty: problem gambling risk factor geography in New Zealand'
Wheeler BW, Rigby JE, Huriwai T (2006) 'Pokies and poverty: problem gambling risk factor geography in New Zealand'. HEALTH & PLACE, 12 :86-96 [Details]
2006 'Geographical Inequalities in health in new Zealand, 1980-2001'
Pearce J, Dorling D, Wheeler B, Rigby J (2006) 'Geographical Inequalities in health in new Zealand, 1980-2001'. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 30 :461-466 [Details]
2002 'Can physical trauma cause breast cancer?'
Rigby JE, MOrris J, Stewart M, Lavelle J, Gatrell A (2002) 'Can physical trauma cause breast cancer?'. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 11 :307-311 [Details]
2000 'Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in North West Lancashire'
Rigby J.E., Gatrell A.C. (2000) 'Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in North West Lancashire'. AREA, 32 :71-78 [IR Link] [Details]
1998 'Uptake of Screening for Breast Cancer in South Lancashire'
Gatrell A, Garnett S, Rigby J, Maddocks A, Kirwan M (1998) 'Uptake of Screening for Breast Cancer in South Lancashire'. Public Health, 112 :297-301 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2013 The Influence of Distance and Neighbourhood Surroundings on Children's Travel Mode to School
Schabus, S;Tomintz, M;Rigby, J (2013) The Influence of Distance and Neighbourhood Surroundings on Children's Travel Mode to School GI_FORUM 2013: CREATING THE GISOCIETY , pp.229-238 [DOI] [Details]
2005 Inequalities in geographical access to healthcare services: using GIS to inform policy planning and implementation
Rigby J, Skelly C, Tate NJ, Brabyn L, King R, Borman B (2005) Inequalities in geographical access to healthcare services: using GIS to inform policy planning and implementation Proceedings 10th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research [Details]
2002 Spatial separation of work-poor and work-rich households in New Zealand 1991-2001
Morrison PS, Callister P, Rigby J (2002) Spatial separation of work-poor and work-rich households in New Zealand 1991-2001 Proceedings NZAE Conference [Details]
1995 The potential for primary care data in reginal health planning
Rigby J, Wainwright D, Maguire S (1995) The potential for primary care data in reginal health planning Proceedings of First European Conference on Health Informatics [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2011 Urban soil geochemistry study for the greater Dublin area.
Harris P, Gelnnon M, Rigby J (2011) Urban soil geochemistry study for the greater Dublin area. . [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2014 Mapping Health Services to Meet the Needs of an Ageing Community: The Local Asset Mapping Project (LAMP).
Robinson, D;Boyle, G;Feighan, J;Soraghan, C;Dominguez-Villoria, L;Clarke, D;Rigby, J;Lindau, S;Kenny, RA (2014) Mapping Health Services to Meet the Needs of an Ageing Community: The Local Asset Mapping Project (LAMP). LONDON: Magazine Article [Details]
2012 Long-Term Care in Dublin City and County: Does Service Provision Match Mapped Need?.
Robinson, D;Arrigan, M;Gaughan, M;Feighan, J;Boyle, G;Rigby, J;Kenny, RA (2012) Long-Term Care in Dublin City and County: Does Service Provision Match Mapped Need?. LONDON: Magazine Article [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2004 Honorary Research Fellow New Zealand Ministry of Health

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers Fellow 01-SEP-05 /
Radical Statistics Society Academic/ploicy organisation 01-JAN-08 /
Geographical Society of Ireland Professional organisation 01-SEP-09 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Discipline Committee Member and interim Chair (2016) 2013 / 2016
University Promotions Board member 2012 / 2016
5th Province Framework: Health Panel Panel member 2011 / 2011
Academic Panel & Steering Group of Structured Population and health-services Research Education Panel member 2015 /
SFI StratAG Governance Board Programme manager 2009 / 2013

Consultancy

  Client Description
University of Edinburgh
External Examiner: Msc Cluster in GIS
Special European Projects Board
Advisor on priorities for 2015/6 budget allocation (c€90m)
Australian Biosecurity Intelligence Network
Strategic Planning for GIS

Outreach Activities

  Description

Invited group which meets annually to explore agenda for research priorities.

Invited seminar 'Geographical Perspectives on Ageing, Health & Place' with Dr Ronan Foley

Invited presentation 'The Potential of Geographical Information Systems' Link

This project aims to build capacity in the use of GIS in health research in poor countries. This involves training in open source GIS, and minimising the cost to participants. In Phase 1 researchers from Thailand, Malawi and Kenya were brought to Maynooth, trained, and then brought this work into the programmes in their home countries. Hence this is now embedded in the national Field Epidemiology Training Programme in Thailand. Further training course have been run for Irish NGOs and development researchers.

Invited conference presentation: Health inequalities: a geography of mortality in Ireland 2006-11' Link

Public Lecture: Barriers to GIS Adoption

Invited presentation: 'Geographies of health inequalities'

Invited presentation 'Funding capacity building in GIS'

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2010 Manting Tao University of Sheffield PhD Cartograms for disease mapping
2014 Simon Duphey University of Sheffield PhD Duphey S (2014) HIV resilience in the Ghana/Togo border region
2012 Oviasu Osaretin University of Sheffield PhD Chronic kidney disease in Edo State, Nigeria
2011 John Andrew Whittingham University of Sheffield PhD Ideology, alcohol and Bradford

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Prof Brian O'Connell, Dublin Dental University Hospital Lead on HRB Adult Health and Fluoride Award IRELAND
Prof Ella Arensman PhD Co-Supervision IRELAND
Prof Dave Gordon, University of Bristol Lead on ERadication of Child and Youth Poverty Consortium UNITED KINGDOM
A. Prof Donal O'Gorman, DCU Director of 3U Diabetes Consortium IRELAND