Aidan is a researcher and lecturer in the giCentre. His work relates to Information Analysis and Visualisation and he is interested in the design and application of information visualisation for presenting and helping make sense of data, particularly for data that are spatial and temporal.

His work involves designing, creating and applying static information graphics (often map-based) and exploratory interactive techniques that facilitate exploratory visual analysis. He designs and applies these techniques in a variety of application areas including insurance, population, human movement, animal movement and ecology. He is also a member of the Willis Research Network, applying his work to some of the needs of the global insurance and reinsurance industry.

He has a background in Geography and GIS, holding a BSc (Hons) in Geology (Edinburgh), an MSc in GIS (Edinburgh) and a PhD in GIS (University College London).