Dr. Wayne Gearey

Dr. Wayne Gearey

Lecturer of Geospatial Information Sciences
Chief Labor Economist
Senior Managing Director

Dr. Gearey has 25 years of experience providing customized analytical models, applications and platform solutions to city, government and commercial clients that change how organizations make strategic decisions.

Tags: Geospatial Information Science Site Selection Labor Economics

Professional Preparation

PhD - Social Science
Coventry University
MSc - Geographical Information Systems
University of Salford
BA - Political Science
University of Calgary

Research Areas

Location Economics
Location Economics is the process for selecting the optimal location that will support workplace success and address a variety of strategic business and financial objectives


Examining methodological details of neighbourhood observations and the relationship to health: a literature review

2010 - publications
Towards a model for defining and assembling areal units to support health research using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology

2006 - publications


US expert representative
International Federation of Sport Climbing [2019–2021]
Represent the United States on the Paraclimbing committee for international competition/ rules
Committee Member
USA Climbing [2020–2023]
Policy making body for safe sport for USA Climbing

News Articles

Roe v. Wade ruling could bring businesses to Illinois
Picking Office Locations Post-Roe v. Wade: ‘Nobody Wants to Touch It’


Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
The UK's learned society and professional body for geography, supporting geography and geographers across the world.