Jim is co-author and instructor for GIS for Analysis of Health and a lecturer in GIS and Health Geography with the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He previously taught GIS at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After studying for an MSc in Geographical Information Systems with University of Edinburgh in 1991, he went on to study a child nutrition information system in Zimbabwe for my Ph.D. Jim has continued to work in southern Africa, currently through a project called AQUATEST, which seeks to improve the data handling associated with drinking water quality monitoring. At the moment, he is also working on several research topics related to GIS for Analysis of Health. These topics include measuring access to safe water using GIS and examining the potential of cell phones for use in information systems within the developing world. Within the UK, Jim has recently been looking at geographical variation in prevalence patterns as recorded in primary care.