Geography and Environment


Research in Human Geography

We have a longstanding reputation for conducting leading-edge, policy-relevant research in human geography.

We have a critical mass of individuals and teams forging and advancing debates through the dissemination of high-quality, theoretically-informed, and empirically-grounded research outputs to local, national and international audiences.

Our research activity centres on two main themes:

Children, Youth & Families

Research under this theme explores the way ideas about, and the experiences of, childhood, youth and families are shaped within and reshape diverse geographical contexts in the Global North and South. Individual and collaborative projects include research on the geographies of education and learning, as well as home, work and neighbourhood spaces.

Cluster Leader: Dr Louise Holt

Migration, Identity and the State

Research under this theme is deepening understandings of the inter-connections between migration, identity and the state in today’s globalising society. Our recent work includes a focus on global migration and diaspora; transnational mobilities; national identity, citizenship and belonging; global and regional urban networks; state spatialities and power.

We are proud to continue hosting the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network, the leading international academic think-tank on understanding the role of cities in globalisation. We are also hosting the newly created Loughborough University Nationalism Network (LUNN).

Cluster Leader: Professor Katherine Gough