Dr Jonny Huck is a Lecturer in Geographical Information Science at the University of Manchester, specialising in the geospatial software development. He has a BSc with First Class Honours in Geography from the University of Lancaster, a MSc with Distinction in Geographical Information Systems from the University of Leeds, and a PhD in Geographical Information Science from the University of Lancaster.
Jonny holds an Honorary Chair at the Gulu University, Uganda and is a fellow of Furness College at Lancaster University. He is chair of the Mapping: Culture and GIScience Research Group at the University of Manchester, GIS Lead for the interdisciplinary Digital Humanities group at the University of Manchester, a member of the national steering committee for GIS Research UK, and was the chair of the 25th GIS Research UK Conference, held on 18th-21st April 2017 at the University of Manchester. He was awarded a prestigeous "Making a Difference" Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Innovation in 2018, in recognition of his humanitarian work to map Northern Uganda to support the provision of post-conflict healthcare.
Prior to moving to academia, Jonny was the Technical Manager of a UK Wind Farm developer. He continues to operate his GIS consultancy Lune Geographic and Software Development company Flying Turtle Ltd, as well as maintaining business interests and partnerships in a variety of companies in the environmental and energy sectors.