Hailey Richardson

Degree Program: PhD

Research Areas

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Location Science
  • Geography of Crime
  • Geospatial Intelligence Applied to Homeland Security


Hailey Richardson is a Ph.D. Student under Dr. Curtin in the Laboratory for Location Science at the University of Alabama. Her primary research area of focus is applying Geographic Information Science to Law Enforcement, Crime Analysis, and Homeland Security. Hailey has previously worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and was a student researcher for the National Geographic Society. She has worked on a grant from the National Geographic Society to promote Geography Education for K-12. She also received a Science and Engineering grant for using "Geospatial Technologies to track data changes through time at the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility." Hailey has completed an undergraduate thesis titled 'The Application of Geospatial-Intelligence Applied to Crime Analysis.' She has also completed research presentations covering "The Correlation between Fire and Flood Hazards to Precipitation Zones on the Big Island of Hawaii" and "A Geospatial Analysis of COVID-19 Impacts on Crime Activities in Houston, Texas."