Francisco Rowe

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

University of Liverpool

Francisco Rowe is a Senior Lecturer in Human Quantitative Geography at the Department of Geography and Planning within the University of Liverpool, lead of the Geographic Data Science Lab and a Project Associate of the international project IMAGE: Comparing Internal Migration Around the Globe. His areas of expertise are: internal & international migration; human mobility; and computational social science. He has been invited to present his research at the United Nations Population & Development Division in New York and works closely with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, UK’s government organisations, including the Ordnance Survey and the ONS Data Campus, and commercial companies, Geolytix. His work contributed to the United Nations Expert group meeting on `sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration’, and the ONS Government Statistical Service Advisory Committee. Francisco is editor of REGION, the journal of the European Regional Science Association (2018-present). The international reach of his research has been recognised by an award for the best paper published in Spatial Economic Analysis in 2018 and having top articles in the top 10 most read articles in Transport Research Part C (2018), Spatial Economic Analysis (2019) & Population Studies (2019).


  • Human Mobility and Migration
  • Economic Geography and Spatial Inequality
  • Computational Social Science


  • PhD in Economic Geography, 2013

    University of Queensland

  • MSc in Regional Science, 2008

    Universidad Catolica del Norte

  • BA in Business Management, with specialisation in Economics, 2007

    Universidad Catolica del Norte