Our research culture is international in its outlook and emphasises the synthetic potential of Geography as an integrative field of study.
We have established an international reputation for research on gentrification, surface-atmosphere fluxes, and political ecology, as well as for developing new and distinctive work on hazards, eco-hydrology, and the urban environment that spans traditional divides within and between the social and environmental sciences. Our international outlook and interdisciplinarity are defining features of our research culture and make Geography at King’s more than the sum of its constituent parts. Leadership on integrated research at the international levelincludes for example, partnerships with the International Consortium of Universities for the Study of Biodiversity and the Environment (iCUBE), and the ICSU programme, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR).
Research activity in the department is supported by over £1,000,000 in grant income each year from the UK Research Councils, UK government departments, charities, and the private sector. The organization and administration of our research occurs, primarily, through the context of four groups:
Research group membership is non-exclusive and overlapping with many staff and PhD students actively participating in more than one. There is also a significant cross-disciplinary activity in the area of Water Science, Management and Policy.