Dr Lesley Gibson is a Professional GIS Practitioner and Professional Natural Scientist who has worked extensively in South Africa before moving to Scotland and GCU in 2016. She started her career in 2001 working for the Council for Geoscience as a GIS scientific officer and whilst there completed her Master’s degree in remote sensing. She then took up a research position at the Agricultural Research Council’s Institute for Soil, Climate and Water where she worked in remote sensing research particularly as applied to water applications. In 2012 she moved into a consultancy role at Geohydrological and Spatial Solutions and whilst in this position she completed her doctoral degree which looked at the estimation of evapotranspiration using remote sensing. Finally she worked as a GIS scientist at CapeNature – the nature conservation authority for the Western Cape Province – before moving to Scotland to take up a lecturing position. Her research interests are around the use of spatial information and technologies for hydrological applications.