Professor Stephen Hallett

Professor of Applied Environmental Informatics Cranfield University

Stephen Hallett is Professor of Applied Environmental Informatics at Cranfield University. He has long-standing expertise in the application of spatial decision-support systems, big data, GIS and informatics to environmental science, with particular reference to soil resource systems and the natural environment. His work involves modelling geohazards and the application of spatial, policy-oriented environmental decision-support systems, GIS and remote sensing approaches and informatics in environmental science.

Stephen was appointed one of the NERC Digital Environment Champions within the Constructing a Digital Environment Strategic Priorities Fund programme –

Research interests

Stephen’s research interests comprise Agri-infomatics; Soil and Land Resource Management; Geohazards and Urban Infrastructure; and Environmental Risk Mitigation and Climate Change.

Current Projects and Collaborations

He has a responsibility for Cranfield’s Land Information System (, holding the soil datasets for England and Wales, and its international equivalent ( He is the Director of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in big data and environmental risk mitigation, DREAM ( and sits on the governing board of the Data & Analytics Facility for National Infrastructure (

Professor Stephen Hallett's papers