Rob Kitchin#


Rob Kitchin
Email:rob.kitchin 'at' mu.ie
Membership Number:4896
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:rkitchin
Elected:2019
ORCID:0000-0003-4458-7299
Twitter:@robkitchin
Homepage: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/people/rob-kitchin



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1998 - present Department of Geography and Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • 1996 - 1998 School of Geosciences, Queen’s University of Belfast
  • 1995 - 1996 Department of Geography, University of Wales Swansea

Fields of Scholarship
  • Digital geography
  • Urban geography
  • Cartography
  • Spatial media
  • Software studies
  • Social policy
  • Smart cities

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Inaugural winner of the Maynooth University Research Achievement Award (all faculties)
  • 2018 Faculty of Social Sciences Research Achievement Award, Maynooth University
  • 2015 Media Achievement Award, Association of American Geographers
  • 2015 Elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy
  • 2015 Ireland E-government Award for Digital Repository of Ireland, 3 awards, Overall Winner, Open Source, and Promoting Ireland Overseas
  • 2014 Digital Geography Award for AIRO, Eircom Spider Awards
  • 2014 Special recognition award for outstanding contribution to Geography, Geographical Society of Ireland
  • 2013 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for the Social Sciences for outstanding contributions to the social sciences
  • 2013 European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award, The Programmable City
  • 2012 Cantemir Prize from the Berendel Foundation for 'The Map Reader: Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation'.
  • 2011 Meridian Book Award for the outstanding book in the discipline in that year from the Association of American Geographers for 'Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life'

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