We deliver high-quality geographical research and impact that drives disciplinary agendas and addresses major societal and environmental challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

We are passionate about research and where it can take us. We are constantly pushing the scientific boundaries of geographical and environmental research, setting new intellectual agendas and advancing conceptual, theoretical and methodological debates.

We also use our knowledge, skills, curiosity and creativity to design and conduct research that matters and makes a difference in the world. We pursue answers and solutions to challenging questions and problems across the social and natural sciences. Most importantly, we provide an inclusive research environment where postgraduate, postdoctoral and academic researchers work closely together to develop their research careers.

Read more about research in Geography and Environment here, or visit the School website to learn more about wider research activity across the four School of Social Sciences and Humanities research challenges.

100% of research impact rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Wider impact

We have a long track record of co-producing knowledge with diverse users, beneficiaries and communities, delivering impact in multiple ways.

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Research networks

Our expertise also contributes in important ways to well-established international, national and cross-campus research networks.

Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities

Each item in the cabinet is the origin of a story about our curiosity for Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. Together they highlight the diversity of research undertaken by the staff, postgraduates and undergraduates.

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Postgraduate research

Doctoral researchers are integral partners in our research, working on exciting projects across our six research themes.

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Research Facilities

Our research is conducted in a new purpose-designed building with state-of-the-art laboratories.

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