Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi

Research Associate

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Gail Millin-Chalabi is the GIS and Remote Sensing Officer for SEED, with research interests in the application of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for burn scar detection in UK moorland environments. In addition her work is focused on the development of a business case proposing a Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) for SEED. Gail's interest for SDI development originates from her previous work experience at Mimas and the USGS. Gail has also combined her expertise in burn scar characterisation with SAR and SDI development to develop the EnviroSAR initiative which will provide a geoportal for burned area monitoring for UK wildfires.


Professional Experience

Jan 2020 - Dec 2023: Co-I Researcher - Towards a UK fire danger rating system: Understanding fuels, fire behaviour and impacts. NERC NE/T003553/1.

May 2016 - Present: GIS and Remote Sensing Officer, School of Environment, Eduation and Development, The University of Manchester.

Jan 2015 - May 2016: Lecturer in Remote Sensing, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014: eLearning Technologist, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, The University of Manchester.

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014: Geodata R&D Officer (Museum Augmented Reality & Visualisation), Mimas, Learning, Teaching & Professional Services (LTaPS).

Aug 2005 - Dec 2013: Geodata Services Development Officer - Landmap Service, Mimas, The University of Manchester.

Feb 2005 - Jul 2005: Geodata Interoperability Support Officer - Mimas, The University of Manchester.

Apr 2004 - Jan 2005: GIS Scientist (Earthquake Hazard Program) - United States Geological Survey



2009 - 2015: P/T PhD Physical Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester.

2002 - 2003: MSc. Environmental  Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction, School of Geography, The University of Manchester.

1999 - 2002: BSc. (Hons) Geography, School of Geography, The University of Manchester.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Doctor of Philosophy, Radar Multi-Temporal and Multi-Sensor Approach to Characterise Peat Moorland Burn Scars and Assess Burn Scar Persistence in the Landscape, The University of Manchester (2009 - 2016)
  • 2003 - Master of Environmental Science, Evaluation of Geospatial Data to Characterise Upland Water Vole Arvicola terrestris Habitat at Grains in the Water and Swains Greave in the Peak District, Derbyshire , The University of Manchester (2002 - 2003)
  • 2002 - Bachelor of Science, Geography, The University of Manchester (1999 - 2002)

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