The Edinburgh GIS team has been strengthened with the arrival of Dr Zhiqiang Feng on 1st October. Dr Feng has joined us as Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography & Geographical Information Science. His research interests include population geography, health geography, health inequalities, GIS, spatial analysis, longitudinal models, multilevel models, migration, commuting and fuzzy classification. His experience with and expertise in helping lead major data science initiatives such as the Longitudinal Studies Centre Scotland and the ESRC’s Administrative Data Research Centre-Scotland will help us build on our rapidly growing reputation for excellence in quantitative social sciences. Dr Feng graduated in Geography from Beijing University in 1984, completed his Masters degree in Remote Sensing and Cartography at Changchun Institute of Geography, Academia Sinica and his PhD at Lancaster University in 1999. He was previously a lecturer at the University of St. Andrews.